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.