Pics: Irish Rugby Stars Turn Out In Force To Pay Respects To The Late Anthony Foley

Signs point the way to Killaloe in County Clare where the coffin of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley has been brought to repose in St. Flannan's Church, ahead off his funeral tomorrow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 20, 2016. See PA story DEATH Foley. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Many of Ireland’s past and present rugby stars have turned out in force today to pay respects to the late Anthony Foley.

Foley will lie in repose at St Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, from 1pm to 8.30pm today.

The funeral mass for Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley will take place at 12 noon on Friday at St Flannan’s Church with the church reserved for family and friends only. Anthony will make his final journey to Relig Núa Cemetery, Killaloe, where he will be laid to rest. Family flowers only.

Leinster Head Coach Leo Cullen (left) as the coffin of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley is brought to repose in St. Flannan's Church, Killaloe in Co Clare, ahead off his funeral tomorrow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 20, 2016. See PA story DEATH Foley. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Leinster Head Coach Leo Cullen (left) as the coffin of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley is brought to repose in St. Flannan’s Church, Killaloe in Co Clare, ahead off his funeral tomorrow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 20, 2016. See PA story DEATH Foley. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland head coach and captain,  Joe Schmidt and Rory Best were among the first to arrive this afternoon. Connacht & Leinster head coaches Leo Cullen and Pat Lam are also in attendance today.

Lam was welcomed by lifelong friend of Foley and former Ireland and Munster star, Keith Wood.

Munsters Keith Wood (right) welcomes Connacht Rugby head coach Pat Lam as the coffin of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley is brought to repose in St. Flannan's Church, Killaloe in Co Clare, ahead off his funeral tomorrow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 20, 2016. See PA story DEATH Foley. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Munsters Keith Wood (right) welcomes Connacht Rugby head coach Pat Lam as the coffin of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley is brought to repose in St. Flannan’s Church, Killaloe in Co Clare, ahead off his funeral tomorrow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday October 20, 2016. See PA story DEATH Foley. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Photos courtesy of Independent.ie

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