Sunday 16 June 2019

Rod Stewart praised for classy Liam Miller tribute during Pairc Ui Chaoimh concert

Rod Stewart paid tribute to the late Liam Miller.
Pic: @ClaireMc_C
Rod Stewart paid tribute to the late Liam Miller. Pic: @ClaireMc_C

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Big Celtic fan Rod Stewart celebrated the Hoops' historic treble treble with a blockbuster concert in Pairc Ui Chaoimh and saved a special moment for one of Cork's favourite sons.

The Scottish rocker belted out Grace - the beautiful Irish ballad so often sung in the stands at Celtic Park - to an adoring audience in the Cork venue who were left in awe of their star when he unveiled a tribute to former Ireland, Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller.

A picture of Miller overtook the backdrop to the stage with the succinct message: Liam Miller, 1981-2018.

Miller lost his battle with cancer in February, 2018, and a tribute match in Pairc Ui Chaoimh last September raised an astonishing €1.5 million for the footballer's young family and a range of Irish charities.

The sell-out match between a Manchester United XI and an Ireland/Celtic XI became the first soccer match ever staged at the GAA's Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

More than 45,000 fans from all over Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales attended the match which was staged at the €70 million refurbished Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork.

Fans of Stewart took to social media to praise him for his gesture to Miller. 

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