There Is An Isle Echoes Outside Thomond Park As We Say Goodbye To Anthony Foley
A hearse carrying the body of Anthony Foley stopped briefly outside Thomond Park last night, as the Munster rugby hero made his final journey home.
Shannon Rugby Club players and officials lined out in club suits as a mark of respect to the man who lifted the AIL five times with the famous Limerick club. The hearse continued to his secondary school, St Munchins college where he lifted the Junior Cup, where students performed a guard of honour for one of their most famous alumni.
Standing outside Thomond Park, Chairman of Shannon Rugby Club, John Leahy, said:
“He was probably one of the most resolute characters ever in our club…we probably didn’t realise it when he was younger. Afterwards, as he grew older, it was obvious he was destined for greatness.”
“His greatness manifested itself when he won five All-Ireland’s with Shannon. We would have won some of them, but not five, not if Anthony Foley hadn’t have been on the team…He was the glue that kept it all together.”
Watch the moving video below.