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Anthony Foley

 

The Connacht Clan are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley in Paris.

Our thoughts, and the thoughts of the entire Connacht Clan, are with Munster, their players and management, and friends and family at this time.

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mahick replied the topic: #49271 3 years 8 months ago

menacethedenis wrote: I'll be passing Thomond Park Friday morning so will stop and pay my respects there. Would it be too much to leave a small Connacht flag? I never know about these things..


Nice one menace
Personally, I think it's a very thoughtful gesture, and gestures is all we can do..
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hall90 replied the topic: #49259 3 years 8 months ago
Saw a picture of it earlier and nearly sure there was a Leinster flag there so think a Connacht flag would be a nice touch..
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menacethedenis replied the topic: #49258 3 years 8 months ago
I'll be passing Thomond Park Friday morning so will stop and pay my respects there. Would it be too much to leave a small Connacht flag? I never know about these things..
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sea_point replied the topic: #49243 3 years 8 months ago

pinky wrote: Glasgow match is going ahead on Saturday. That will be some emotional event. I should be able to catch it in the pub before I start the journey to Parma.


Yeah it sure will, in some respects I really don't envy the players/coaches it's very soon after Axel's passing.
But I'm sure he wouldn't have wanted anything else than the Rugby to continue, he was never really one for the fuss...

I was lucky to meet him in the residents bar in Hilton in Cardiff after the 2003 6N win over Wales (ROG's first Drop Goal drama in Cardiff), that set up a Grand Slam game in Dublin vs England.
Even with the bedlam going on around him after Ireland had snuck a great win 24-25 at the death, he came across as a very composed individual perfectly friendly and not at all self-aware...
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pinky replied the topic: #49228 3 years 8 months ago
Glasgow match is going ahead on Saturday. That will be some emotional event. I should be able to catch it in the pub before I start the journey to Parma.
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pinky replied the topic: #49171 3 years 8 months ago
His remains will be flown home to Shannon Airport on Wednesday, from where they will be brought to his family home (private) in Killaloe, Co Clare.

They will lie in repose at St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe from 1pm to 8.30pm sharp on Thursday evening. People intending on paying their respects to Anthony are asked to attend early. House afterwards is private.

Funeral Mass will take place at noon on Friday at St Flannan’s Church, with Church reserved for family and friends only. Burial afterwards will be at Relig Núa Cemetery, Killaloe. Family flowers only.
www.irishtimes.com/sport/rugby/anthony-f...rt-disease-1.2834605
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wp_rathead replied the topic: #49110 3 years 8 months ago
There is a book of condolences in the reception of Sportsground until 5pm tomorrow (Wed 19th)
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Bat man replied the topic: #49108 3 years 8 months ago
There is a book of condolence open up this morning at the Sportsground reception. Signed it earlier this morning. Such sad news,
#RIPAxel
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tlocke replied the topic: #49100 3 years 8 months ago
Fully agree with that, made rugby mainstream and put it front and centre for me at least.
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eezipc replied the topic: #49096 3 years 8 months ago
Just watched the 2006 final on Sky. I was in tears after it. What a tragedy.
I was thinking about it today; that Munster rugby team led by Foley inspired a generation of kids to take up rugby.
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sligsup replied the topic: #49077 3 years 8 months ago
An Online book of condolence should anyone want to sign it.

www.limerick.ie/council/anthony-foley-book-condolence
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Former Coach replied the topic: #49065 3 years 8 months ago
Legend is over-used but Axel was indeed a legend. RIP
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overstrander replied the topic: #49064 3 years 8 months ago
RIP Axel
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Megatron replied the topic: #49063 3 years 8 months ago
Heartbreaking news. Still struggling to get my head around it.

This didn't go unnoticed today, nice touch.

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sea_point replied the topic: #49060 3 years 8 months ago

menacethedenis wrote: Heartbreaking. I can't believe it. He was probably the smartest rugby player I've ever seen. RIP Axel


Yep, never had the pace of some of is opponents but made up for it with intelligence and doggedness. Don't think there will be an Irish Rugby fan who won't feel his loss.
Absolutely devastating news that he's gone at just 42 years old, had so much more to offer as a coach , but as brave in taking on the Munster job as he proved as a player in the Red & Green jerseys.
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menacethedenis replied the topic: #49051 3 years 8 months ago
Heartbreaking. I can't believe it. He was probably the smartest rugby player I've ever seen. RIP Axel
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Evil_g replied the topic: #49046 3 years 8 months ago
Awful.
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Podge57 replied the topic: #49045 3 years 8 months ago
Very Sad
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wp_rathead replied the topic: #49044 3 years 8 months ago
Sincere condolences to his family, friends and all at Munster Rugby
horrible news
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Sol_ie replied the topic: #49043 3 years 8 months ago
Absolutely shocking news. Thoughts are with Munster and his family. Wow.
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