(18 March 1950 - 10 June 2006) was an Irish Gaelic footballer
who played for Laois and Timahoe
. In June 2006, Miller was managing the Arles-Killeen
side from Laois that included Laois county stars Beano McDonald
and Donie Brennan
when he became ill on the sideline shortly before half time. Medics did what they could on the pitch itself and he was then taken to Portlaoise
Midland Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. He was 56 years old.
He won the Leinster Minor Football Championship
title with Laois in 1967 and in 1969 he added an Leinster U21 Football Championship
title to his honours.
During the same year, 1969, he won a Laois Senior Football Championship
with his Timahoe GAA
club and it proved to be the only time Timahoe were crowned club champions in Laois at senior level. Bobby along with four of his brothers John, Tom, Jim and Dick (the current Chairman of Laois County Board) contributed in a major way to that famous win. The 1969 team was captained by Tom Joe Bradley.
Miller famously won the Railway Cup
in 1974 while partnering Kildare's Pat Mangan in midfield.
As a manager, Miller trained Athy to win their first Kildare senior football title in 45 years in 1987 and in the following years he managed Leinster
to win back-to-back Railway Cup
He will perhaps be most renowned for his success as a manager when he guided Carlow's Éire Óg to their first of five Leinster club title victories in 1993 which... Read More