In pictures: Thomond Park transformed into a shrine to Anthony Foley as devastated fans pay their respects
Published 16/10/2016 | 19:37
Distraught Munster fans have flocked to Thomond Park tonight to pay their respects to Anthony Foley, their head coach who tragically passed away at 42 overnight.
Foley, who played 202 times for the province before joining the team's coaching staff, was found dead at the Munster team hotel ahead of their Champions Cup opener with Racing 92 early this morning.
The Munster fans in Paris paid tribute to Foley with an emotional rendition of The Fields of Athenry and the supporters back in Limerick have been similarly devastated by the news.
The cathedral of rugby that is Thomond Park has been turned into a shrine to the Munster legend, with fans leaving jerseys and flags on the gates to pay their respects to the deceased.