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22nd Oct 2016

Fans in Thomond Park unite for emotional version of ‘There Is an Isle’ in memory of Anthony Foley

They paid tribute to Axel


“Munster Rugby means more than sport”.

Munster get their Champions Cup underway against Glasgow Warriors in an emotionally charged Thomond Park this afternoon as Anthony Foley’s remarkable life, both on and off the field, is being celebrated by Irish rugby supporters.

Nobody knows Munster’s Heineken Cup winning captain quite like his former teammates, Alan Quinlan and Mick Galwey, and they’ve been utterly brilliant in providing per-match anecdotes, insights and stories about a man who has left us all far too soon.

While the mood is incredibly somber and sad, both men have been able to provide a level of comfort that has deeply resonated with Irish rugby supporters.

The atmosphere in Thomond Park for big European matches is always extra-special, but this is something unique.

Have a listen.