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REACTION: Anthony Foley's widow Olive recalled the last time she spoke to her husband as she led the farewells to the late Munster and Ireland rugby legend on Friday.
Glasgow Warriors co-captain Henry Pyrgos believes Saturday’s clash against Munster at Thomond Park will be filled with emotions after the death of former Ireland captain Anthony Foley last weekend.
The 2016/17 British and Irish Cup began with aplomb last weekend as the 20-team tournament featuring all 12 Greene King IPA Championship sides alongside four teams from Wales and Ireland respectively returned for another year.
The Munster and Ireland great passed away last weekend, the shock news bringing together the rugby family in united mourning for a man who summed up the best traditions of the game. Players and supporters of both teams at Kingston Park Stadium will be asked to remain silent before kick-off and pay their respects to the Munster head coach, Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards wholeheartedly supporting the decision. He said: “I came across Anthony a number of times, both playing and coaching against his sides.
The end-of-year internationals are just around the corner and Ireland in particular start with a fascinating clash. They kick their matches off in the unfamiliar territory of Soldier Field in Chicago, where they will face the All Blacks. It will be the first time the two sides will have met since their epic Dublin encounter in 2013, when the All Blacks snatched an unlikely victory in the final minute, breaking Irish hearts not only once, but twice
The Aviva Minis festival visited UL Bohs recently and it was fun filled day for the hundreds of boys and girls taking part. There was also a special guest appearance from Ireland Women’s Captain and UL Bohs player Niamh Briggs
Hundreds of mourners lined the road outside Thomond Park in Ireland to farewell Munster coach Anthony Foley who died earlier this week.
Montpellier have added former Ireland scrum-half Tomas O’Leary as an additional player going into Round Two of the Champions Cup. The post Montpellier add O’Leary to Champions Cup squad appeared first on Planetrugby.com.
NEWS: Munster and Ireland rugby legend Anthony Foley died of an "acute pulmonary edema", an autopsy revealed Tuesday.
It was the norm to have a hurling stick in your hand, not a rugby ball, where I grew up in Ireland and I didn’t take up rugby until I was 15. At that time Tony Ward was a real icon and, as a fly-half, Ralph Keys was another player I looked up to during […]
Wood: Foley was the ‘gel’ for Munster and Ireland
Ireland rugby international with 62 caps to his name who was a central figure at Munster as a player and head coachThe first game of the Five Nations …
While the start of the European Champions Cup weekend was met with excitement, it ended in tragedy on Sunday as news broke of the shock passing of Munster legend, Anthony Foley. The former player and coach died suddenly in his Paris hotel room overnight. Munster and Ireland Rugby released statements on Sunday revealing that 42-year-old Head coach Foley had died overnight in the team hotel.
REACTION: Flags flew at half-mast Monday in the southern Irish province of Munster as books of condolence were opened across Ireland with the country reeling from the sudden death of rugby great Anthony Foley.
Results Cooke 14-45 Old Belvedere Galwegians 13-12 Blackrock Railway Union 36 – 17 Highfield UL Bohemians 36 – 10 St Mary’s A pall of sadness and grief hung over the country’s rugby grounds as word came through from Paris of the sudden death of Munster coach and legend Anthony Foley, just as the fifth round of games in the women’s All Ireland League kicked off.Read more about Irish AIL: Round 5 Wrap