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Video: Thousands Gather Outside Thomond Park To Pay Tribute To Anthony Foley

Thousands of Munster fans have gathered outside Thomond Park, Limerick to pay their respects to recently deceased Munster head coach Anthony Foley.

The 42-year-old died on Sunday of acute pulmonary oedema caused by heart disease after he was found unresponsive by a member of staff at Munster’s team hotel in Paris.

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His remains were flown home to Shannon Airport on Wednesday and before making the trip north to his native Clare, where he will be buried, the hearse carrying his remains briefly stopped by Foley’s second home Thomond Park, where family, Shannon RFC members and fans gathered to pay their respects.

Gatherers sung Shannon RFC’s anthem ‘There Is An Isle’ as the hearse drove slowly down Cratloe Road just outside the stadium.

Foley’s funeral mass will take place at St. Flannan’s Church, Killaloe on Friday with his body to lie in repose at the Church from 1pm to 8.30pm sharp on Thursday evening.

His burial will directly follow the funeral and will take place at Relig Núa Cemetery, Killaloe, with the Foley family asking for family flowers only.

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