Monday 27 March 2017

Mourners asked to wear Munster colours to remember Anthony Foley

Tributes outside Thomond Park in Limerick placed by Munster Rugby fans after the death of head coach Anthony Foley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 16, 2016. See PA story RUGBYU Foley. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Tributes outside Thomond Park in Limerick placed by Munster Rugby fans after the death of head coach Anthony Foley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 16, 2016. See PA story RUGBYU Foley. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Mourners are being asked to wear Munster colours tomorrow to remember rugby legend Anthony Foley, who tragically passed away.

Cork's Red FM are asking people to wear red to work, college or school as a tribute to the rugby icon.

Anthony Foley (42) died suddenly in France on Saturday night.

Munster were in Paris to play Racing 92 in the Champions Cup today and that clash has been postponed.

The IRFU confirmed the news today.

"It is with deep regret that the Irish Rugby Football Union and Munster Rugby must advise of the passing overnight of Munster Rugby head coach Anthony Foley, at the team hotel in Paris," read a statement from the IRFU.

"Munster Rugby management are liaising directly with Anthony's family and will provide them with any assistance and support required.

"The IRFU and Munster Rugby pass on our deepest sympathies to all of Anthony's family and friends and ask for privacy for the family at this sad time.

"As a mark of respect to Anthony and his family and and to support players, management and staff, Munster Rugby have requested that today's match against Racing 92 be rescheduled.

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"Munster Rugby thank Racing 92, EPCR, broadcasters and partners, and the many fans who travelled to Paris for their understanding and support at this time."

A book of condolences will be opened for mourners to pay tribute to the late rugby legend.

Read More: Books of condolences to be opened for Munster coach Anthony Foley

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