Miller time memories at the Oyster Tavern
First the facts, then the emotions. Liam Miller had the spirit and the character of 100 Paul Pogbas. It’s simply heartbreaking that he is no longer with us.
Last Tuesday night was Miller Time in the Oyster Tavern on Saint Patrick’s Street. This followed a black-tie gala dinner in Cork City Hall in honour of the young man who was taken from the world at the age of only 36 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.
At 9pm his former team mates at Manchester United such as Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Denis Irwin, John O’shea, as well as Ireland teammates Damien Duff, Kevin Kilbane, Paul Mcgrath and Robbie Keane (with wife Claudine), arrived in the Oyster Tavern to pay one last tribute to the great Cork sporting hero.
Liam was fantastic on the field of play but he was also a fantastic person off it. In the Oyster Tavern, there was an impromptu performance by Irish band Picture This. There was dancing — and memories shared and stories told of Liam — until late. Robbie and Claudine left late to go back to their hotel, the International at the airport in Cork, before journeying back to their home in Malahide the next day.
Liam Miller’s journey to the pantheon of Irish sporting immortals is complete.
Claudine and Robbie Keane and (below) Liam’s widow Louise Miller and Ryan Giggs. A black-tie gala dinner in honour of Liam Miller was followed by friends gathering at the Oyster Tavern in Cork