Sunday 4 December 2016

Tributes to dominate today's Thomond clash

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 22/10/2016 | 02:30

Glasgow Warriors will visit Thomond Park with a number of tributes prepared to the beloved former captain and coach Picture: Sportsfile
Glasgow Warriors will visit Thomond Park with a number of tributes prepared to the beloved former captain and coach Picture: Sportsfile

Munster's Champions Cup game will today become a commemoration of the life of Anthony Foley.

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Glasgow Warriors will visit Thomond Park with a number of tributes prepared to the beloved former captain and coach.

Supporters in the West Stand will find cards under their seats. At a designated signal, they will be asked to hold up the cards to form a giant image.

This tribute will be paid during a minute's silence which is to be observed at the ground.

Also, the number eight jersey will be retired for the game and Munster's CJ Stander will wear Number 24.

From 11am, books of condolence will be open for all in the Fan Zone under the East Stand and in the bar area.

A special commemorative match programme will be on sale at the ground. A percentage of proceeds will go towards a fund or charitable cause to be agreed upon by the Foley family with support from Munster Rugby.

On the pitch before kick-off, in recognising Anthony's achievements and lifelong association with Shannon RFC, the Munster Rugby Supporters' Club Choir will perform 'There Is An Isle', and soprano Sinead O'Brien will join the choir to perform 'Stand Up And Fight'.

Young players from Shannon RFC and students from his former school St Munchin's will form a guard of honour as the teams are led out to the field.

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