Clare County Council has opened Books of Condolence for the late Anthony Foley (1973-2016) at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis and at the Killaloe Electoral Area Office in Scarriff.
Cllr. Paul Murphy, Leas Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council said, “On behalf of Clare County Council and the people of Clare, I want to extend my deepest sympathies and condolences to Anthony’s family and his wide circle of friends and former colleagues.
“Anthony was a warrior in sport and in life and he never shirked a challenge. Anthony’s achievements on the pitch were matched off the pitch by his role as an ambassador for Clare, Munster and Ireland. His loss to the local community in Killaloe and to Irish sport is immeasurable. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam,” added the Leas Cathaoirleach.
Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council added, “In 2009, Clare County Council honoured Anthony with a Civic Reception. Today, Clare County Council joins local authorities across the province in marking the passing of an outstanding servant of Munster and Irish rugby. Anthony’s contribution to Irish sport is unparalleled and his untimely death will be mourned by all who knew and respected him. ”
Members of the public are being invited to sign the Books of Condolence during opening hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). All local authorities in Munster have opened Books of Condolence for Foley with the Irish flag flying at half mast outside all Council offices.