Anthony Foley tributes are endless and heartfelt

Anthony Foley tributes are endless and heartfelt

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Anthony Foley

1973-2016

A tribute

We couldn’t let this dreadfully sad moment of the passing of a Clare giant go without paying our own respects at the Clare Herald to Anthony Foley.
 
Here it is, in video, Anthony – the Killaloe man, the Shannon, Munster and Ireland star but, most of all, the loving husband and father.

A Tribute to Anthony Foley 1973-2016

A Tribute to Anthony Foley 1973-2016We couldn’t let this dreadfully sad moment of the passing of a Clare giant go without paying our own respects at the Clare Herald to Anthony Foley. Here it is, in video, Anthony – the Killaloe man, the Shannon, Munster and Ireland star but, most of all, the loving husband and father.

Posted by The Clare Herald on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The tributes for the late Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley have been endless and heartfelt and continue to pour in from his native Killaloe in Co. Clare, from Limerick, from across Munster – his beloved Munster – and Ireland.

They’ve come from right across the globe; from the Six Nations of England, Scotland, Wales, France, Italy, from other European nations, from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The biggest names in world rugby and other global sports joining with neighbours back in Killaloe with the same chorus of support for and sympathy to the Foley and Hogan families on their loss.

That’s the esteem in which this great man from that picturesque small town, Killaloe, on the banks of the River Shannon in Co. Clare is held.

No words of ours could adequately capture what Anthony Foley stood for but we know that fundamental to his very being was Killaloe, Shannon RFC, Munster and Ireland. But most of all it was his wife Olive, sons Tony and Daniel, his dad Brendan, mother Sheila, sisters Rosie and Orla.

While words may fail us all in trying to encapsulate the great man, we have pulled together this video tribute with some of the images that reflect the glory – from sport to family – of his all too short life.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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