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Monday, October 17, 2016

MUNSTER RUGBY HEAD COACH ANTHONY FOLEY DIES IN A HOTEL


Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley has died at a
hotel in Paris, the Irish Football Rugby Union said.
Foley, 42, had been staying at the hotel with his squad
ahead of Munster's fixture against French club Racing 92.

The European Champions Cup match at Stade Yves-du-
Manoir, near Paris, has been postponed.
A wreath and Munster scarf was laid on the centre circle
of the pitch where the team had been due to line out on
Sunday afternoon.
Fans who gathered outside the stadium broke into a
rendition of The Fields of Athenry.
In a tweet, Munster Rugby said: "It is with great sadness
that we bid farewell to our coach, former captain,
colleague and friend today, rest in peace Anthony Foley."
The Irish Football Rugby Union said Munster Rugby had
contacted Foley's family "to provide them with any
assistance and support required".
It added: "The IRFU and Munster Rugby pass on our
deepest sympathies to all of Anthony's family and friends
and ask for privacy for the family at this sad time."
During a playing career in which he picked up 62 Ireland
caps, Foley helped Shannon RFC to four consecutive All-
Ireland League titles from 1994 to 1998.
In his first season as Munster Rugby captain, he led his
team to victory in the 2006 Heineken Cup Final.
In 2014 Foley took the reins as Munster head coach,
following the departure of Rob Penney.
Tributes have flooded in for the 42-year-old.
Irish President Michael D Higgins said that Foley
was "regarded with great respect and deep affection not
just among the Munster rugby fans but by all those
interested in Irish sports".
Ex-Munster player Frankie Sheahan tweeted a recent
photo of the Munster head coach and others celebrating
former Irish star Mick Galwey's birthday.
Sheahan said: "Distraught at the tragic news of Anthony
Foley, great friend, teammate & legend.
"Super form last weekend at Mick Galwey's 50th.
Incomprehensible."
Former England hooker Brian Moore said Foley's passing
was "very sad indeed".
Speaking to Sky Sports News, former Irish international
Tyrone Howe said Foley had "twinkling eyes, a smile and a
great sense of fun".
Munster's Anthony Foley - thoughts with his family
- very sad indeed.
He said: "He'd get the giggles and everyone would get the
giggles with him.
"He was big in every way, he had a big personality, he had
a big sense of humour and he was generous to a fault.
"He was one of the heartbeats of everything that is good
about Munster Rugby."
Foley is survived by his wife Olive and three children.
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