Munster to remember Anthony Foley at Thomond Park

Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Colm Kinsella, Rugby Correspondent


Munster to remember Anthony Foley at Thomond Park

SPECIAL tributes will be paid to Munster head coach Anthony Foley who dies suddenly in Paris last weekend at the province’s Champions Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park on Saturday, 1pm.

Munster fans are invited to remember the dearly departed coach, former captain and friend at Saturday’s Pool 1 clash.

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

A minutes silence will be observed during which a special tribute to Anthony will take place in the West Stand. Supporters in the West Stand are asked to take their seats no later than 12:40pm in order to facilitate this.

On the pitch before kick-off, in recognising Anthony's achievements and lifelong association with Shannon RFC, the Munster Rugby Supporter's Club Choir will perform 'There Is An Isle', and soprano Sinead O'Brien will join the Choir to perform 'Stand Up And Fight.

In further recognising his life in rugby, young players and students from Shannon RFC and his former school of St Munchin's will form a guard of honour as the teams take to the field.

At half time the girls rugby team from Anthony's own Ballina/Killaloe will take part in our mini rugby display alongside Bruff, Waterpark and Tralee/Listowel.