Munster star Conor Murray says Dolores O'Riordan leaves 'an incredible legacy'

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Conor Murray: Dolores O'Riordan's death 'very sad for the region of Limerick' Picture: Arthur Ellis

Conor Murray: Dolores O'Riordan's death 'very sad for the region of Limerick' Picture: Arthur Ellis

MUNSTER and Irish rugby star Conor Murray has said that fellow Limerick native Dolores O’Riordan has left behind an ‘incredible legacy’ following her sudden death.

The Patrickswell native was speaking at a press briefing in the University of Limerick on Tuesday ahead of the team’s game against Castres on Sunday.

Asked about the sad passing of the 46-year-old rock star earlier this week, he said of The Cranberries and Dolores: “I love their music.

“I was very used to hearing all of their songs. It is very sad isn’t it? It is very sad for the region of Limerick. It was a nice thing this morning, in our gym session, we had them playing for the hour and a half. It is a very sad thing to happen.

“I don’t know what the circumstances were, but obviously she was quite young and it was too soon, but the legacy she and the others in the Cranberries left is incredible and everyone from Limerick and a lot further afield are very proud of them,” added the Limerick rugby star.

Asked if his fellow players on the team would know of the band’s music, Conor said: “The local lads did of course and the foreign players were all asking questions about their music. They got into it after a while in the gym this morning and they really like their music.”

An outpouring of tributes has followed news of Ms O’Riordan’s death in a London hotel this week. A book of condolences remains open to the public at City Hall in Limerick, and it is also available online.