In front of a sold out Thomond Park, the Munster supporters choir sang a brilliant rendition of Shannon RFC club anthem ‘There Is An Isle’ in tribute to deceased Shannon, Munster and Ireland legend Anthony Foley.
Foley passed away last Sunday in Paris after suffering an acute pulmonary oedema brought on by heart disease. His passing has evoked an outcry of support and sorrow from rugby fans and the wider Irish public, as Munster prepare to take on the Glasgow Warriors in Limerick in the first game since Anthony Foley’s passing.
Foley died aged 42 and his funeral was held in Killaloe, County Clare on Friday with tens of thousands of mourners attending the ceremony at St Flannan’s Church.
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His remains were flown home to Shannon Airport on Wednesday and before making the trip north to his native Killaloe, 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 but on Saturday in Limerick there was a more organised, resounding rendition inside the stadium as fans joined in with the choir to pay respects to their former friend, mentor and idol.
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