Funeral for ex-Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Miller to be held today

Liam Miller came through the ranks at Celtic. Picture: SNS
Liam Miller came through the ranks at Celtic. Picture: SNS
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The funeral for ex-Celtic and Hibs midfielder Liam Miller will take place today.

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Miller died of cancer aged 36 on Friday. He leaves behind a wife and three children.

The service will begin at 11.30am in St John the Baptist church in the footballer’s home village of Ovens, County Cork.

Many of Miller’s former team-mates and colleagues are expected to attend, including Manchester United hero Roy Keane and Hibs boss Neil Lennon.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has described Miller as a “fantastic man”.

O’Neill gave the player his Celtic debut, setting him up for a career that took in the likes of Manchester United, Leeds and Sunderland.

He would later move to Easter Road, where he stayed for two years before leaving to play in the Australian A-League.

Celtic held a minute silence before their Scottish Cup clash with Partick Thistle, while players from both teams wore black armbands in a tribute to Miller’s memory.

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