Damien Duff has had his say on the Liam Miller testimonial issue and has castigated the GAA's rigid stance on not allowing Páirc Uí Chaoimh host a charity event to support the bereaved family of the former Irish international.

Events could take a different turn later today, with Michael O'Flynn, chairman of the Liam Miller tribute match organising committee meeting GAA officials including GAA Árd Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan and President John Horan to discuss the location of the game.

Event if the GAA relent, Duff, who is due to take part in the charity match on 25 September, feels the organisation have lost the PR battle.
Speaking on Off The Ball AM, the Dubliner said: "Listen, even if they open the doors now and the game is played there (Páirc Uí Chaoimh), I still think they come out of it looking awful. So it’s a lose-lose for them now, and it serves them right. So... it makes my blood boil. I can only imagine how everyone on the committee feels about it as well. An absolute disgrace, but not really surprised."

Duff, who played with Liam Miller for the Republic of Ireland, also hit out at the GAA's "archaic" decision making process.

"I think it’s Gaelic people, and whoever makes the decisions, saying that it is rule books and that they don’t have their AGMs until next February, it’s a load of crap," he added.

"It’s just dinosaurs making decisions. A young man has passed away who has left a young family behind, and all they are looking to do is play a game that will bring people together, firstly. A lovely occasion and will help Liam Miller’s family.

"I just find it disgraceful that they cannot open the gates of their stadium for one day. I think – I don’t know, I don’t read media or whatever – I’d like to think that is everyone’s feeling on it. But I find it a disgrace, and it is the same old dinosaurs in the GAA making the same old decisions."