The organisers of the Liam Miller tribute match have revealed that they have raised €1.5 million from the event.

The one-off match between legends from Manchester United and a combined Republic of Ireland and Glasgow Celtic selection took place in front of a full house at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on 25 September, in memory of the late Liam Miller, who passed away earlier this year at 36.

Members of the event's organising committee, led by Chairman Michael O'Flynn, made the announcement at a briefing in the Lord Mayor's office, City Hall, Cork. 

In a statement, O'Flynn said: "This was such a wonderful occasion for the people of Cork and sports fans throughout Ireland who attended an event that brought some very famous footballing stars to Cork.

"We are so grateful to everyone who supported the event by buying tickets or attending the dinner in City Hall, your support was truly phenomenal. We are delighted to have achieved this level of fundraising, and are pleased to donate funds to the various charities as a result.

"We would like to acknowledge everyone who helped bring the game about including John Delaney and the FAI, Sir Alex Ferguson, John O'Shea, John Caulfield, Cork City FC, as well as the GAA and Cork County Board for accommodating the game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

"The Miller family are humbled by the events and the outpouring of support from the people of this country, and supporters from further afield."

Miller's wife Clare spoke on behalf of her family and added "We feel truly blessed and grateful. We would like to thank everyone involved from the bottom of our hearts. The love and support you have shown will always be remembered and treasured by us."

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The organisers revealed the break down of the funds raised would see €1m put into a Trust for Liam Miller's family for the purpose of providing for their long term financial security.

€250,000 will be donated to Marymount Hospice, Cork, where Miller received end of life care, while €100,000 will be donated to the Jack O'Driscoll Fund.

Jack O'Driscoll is from Mayfield in Cork who was left paralysed following a freak accident during Storm Emma earlier this year. He was was involved in Hurling and Football with Mayfield GAA club in Cork City and also St. Mary's AFC in Cork.

€35,000 will be donated to Mercy University Hospital Foundation, €35,000 will be donated to the Oesophageal Cancer Fund and €20,000 each will be donated to Enable Ireland, Cork Simon Community, Cork Penny Dinners and Down Syndrome Cork.

The board and management team at Marymount Hospice has said that they are deeply grateful for the generous donation of €250,000 gifted to them.

In a statement, it thanked the Miller family for supporting the hospice and hoped the support of Liam's players and everyone involved in the event will bring the family some comfort in the difficult times ahead.

The announcement of the distribution of some of the money has also been welcomed by the trustees of the Jack O'Driscoll fund.

In a statement, the trustees thanked the Miller family and said the donation will go a long way to helping Jack maximise his future potential and to reach his goals.

Catriona Twomey of the Cork Penny Dinners also thanked the Miller family and the organisers.

The charity provides over 2,000 meals to Cork's homeless every week.