Ireland and Celtic football families attend funeral of Liam Miller in Cork

Miller in action for Cork City

"To turn out for his two favourite clubs in Celtic and Manchester United was an achievement few could match in Irish soccer in the last two decades and he lived the dream in every way possible by also playing for Cork City and on the global stage for Ireland".

Among deeply moving tributes at his funeral mass in rural Ireland, including that he achieved the rarest feat of living his dreams, one message that stood out was that he was a sportsman with decency, humour, honesty, integrity and humility.

IRELAND'S Assistant Manager Roy Keane was among the thousands of people who queued in the freezing cold earlier tonight to pay their respects to Ireland and Glasgow Celtic soccer star Liam Miller who died on Friday after a courageous battle with cancer.

The ex-Celtic and Manchester United footballer was hailed as an "inspiration" at the Church of St John the Baptist in Ovens, Co.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill, who was Celtic boss when the midfielder made his breakthrough into the first team in 2004, was also in attendance along with Miller's former Ireland manager Steve Staunton.

Fr Hickey recited the words of the footballing anthem "You will never Walk Alone" during the course of the Mass. We lost 2-1 and we had Liam in the team, and I knew from then I was dealing with someone who had something special about him.

Mourners heard a roll call of some of football's greatest managers Mr Miller played for including Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish and Giovanni Trapattoni.

He was also said to be entranced, besotted and utterly in love with his wife Claire and that he gave every fibre of his being to his children's happiness.

Mr Sheedy said his bravery was never more apparent than when he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.

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"Football is not how we are going to remember Liam".

"Liam was different. His motivation to survive wasn't for him".

Beckham posted: "Our thoughts are with Liam's family".

Fr Hickey added: "Liam fought his illness with the same resilience with which he played".

Speaking at the service, Liam's brother-in-law Dan Sheedy saluted the man he described as "the bravest person I have ever known". "Rest in peace Liam Miller, a gentleman".

"The loss of the best is the worst".

He is survived by his wife Clare and his three children Kory, Leo and Belle.

Miller grew up in Ovens, a village in County Cork, and although he played Gaelic football, his real passion was soccer, with a fondness for Celtic taken from his father Billy, a Scotsman from Motherwell.

"Manchester United is extremely saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former midfielder Liam Miller".

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