Munster to honour Anthony Foley ahead of Glasgow clash

Munster to honour Anthony Foley ahead of Glasgow clash

Anthony Foley's coffin is carried from St Flannan's Church, Killaloe - Picture: Sportsfile

Anthony Foley will be honoured at Thomond Park this afternoon ahead of Munster’s European Champions Cup clash against Glasgow Warriors.

Munster Rugby is encouraging fans attending the sell-out fixture to remember the province’s departed coach and former captain who died suddenly in Paris last weekend.

From 11am, Books of Condolence will be open for all supporters in the Fan Zone under the East Stand and in the MRSC bar.

A special commemorative match programme, documenting Anthony's life in rugby and the tributes paid to him in recent days, will be on sale at the ground with a percentage of the proceeds going towards a fund or charitable cause to be agreed upon by the Foley family with support from Munster Rugby. 

Fans are also being asked to attend Thomond Park by 12.40pm to facilitate a special tribute which will take place prior to kick off an 1pm.

As with all European games this weekend, there will be a minute’s silence in memory of the 42-year-old. 

On the pitch before kick-off the Munster Rugby Supporter's Club Choir will perform 'There Is An Isle', with soprano Sinead O'Brien joining the Choir to perform 'Stand Up And Fight’.

Young players and students from Shannon RFC and Anthony Foley’s former school St Munchin's will form a guard of honour as Munster and Glasgow take to the field and at half time the girls rugby team from Ballina/Killaloe will take part in a mini rugby display alongside Bruff, Waterpark and Tralee/Listowel.

The number 8 jersey will be retired for today’s match with CJ Stander wearing number 24 instead.

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