Wednesday 18 October 2017

Here is the special Anthony 'Axel' Foley tribute jersey Munster will wear today

Munster will wear a special tribute jersey against Glasgow
Munster will wear a special tribute jersey against Glasgow
Anthony Foley will be remembered today

Thomond Park will be a sea of emotion when the Munster faithful bid farewell to their hero Anthony 'Axel' Foley today.

The Champions Cup match against Glasgow Warriors may be a vital one with three crucial points up for grabs, but it's a sub story to the tribute to Foley that will capture the hearts of a nation and beyond.

Yesterday, Munster announced that they will retire the number eight jersey for the day and this morning they have revealed another touching tribute with the name Axel embroidered under their crest and on the hearts of every Munster player.

There will be books of condolence open for all supporters in the Fan Zone under the East Stand and in the Munster Rugby Supporters Club bar.

A special match programme will be sold, documenting Foley's life in rugby and containing the many tributes paid to him in the last few days. A minute's silence will be observed before kick-off, during which a special tribute will be paid to the Munster legend in the West Stand.

Fans sitting in that section are urged to be in their seats by 12.40pm to facilitate this.

Before kick off, the Munster Rugby Supporter's 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 St Munchin's will form a guard of honour for the two teams and at half time, the girls rugby team from Foley's native Ballina/Killaloe will take part in our mini rugby display alongside Bruff, Waterpark and Tralee/Listowel.

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