Tens Of Thousands In Attendance For Anthony Foley Funeral
Tens of thousands of people are expected to be in attendance at the funeral of Munster rugby head coach and former player Anthony Foley in Killaloe, Co Clare, today.
A massive logistical operation is in place with gardai and volunteers cordoning off the centre of the lakeside town with hundreds of steel barriers. Munster flags and jerseys line routes into the town and posters and messages of love for local hero Foley and support for his family hang off signposts.
A large sign tied to the local Garda station opposite St Flannan’s Church reads: “Thanks Anthony, you were mighty”.
Radio stations across the country paid tribute to Foley by simultaneously playing the ‘The Fields of Athenry’ at midday, as the Munster hero’s funeral Mass begins.
Keith Wood is helping to organise this morning’s Mass, placing pamphlets and bottles of water at pews in the church for mourners.