Tuesday 6 December 2016

Munster reveal the special tribute they will pay to Anthony Foley ahead of Saturday's clash with Glasgow

Published 20/10/2016 | 17:47

Munster have confirmed their match against Glasgow will go ahead on Saturday
Munster have confirmed their match against Glasgow will go ahead on Saturday

Thomond Park has hosted some of European rugby's most memorable ever occasions but few will rival this Saturday's encounter for raw emotion.

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Anthony Foley, who played a key role in The Miracle Match and The Miracle Match Part 2 at the Limerick venue, will be remembered before Munster's Champions Cup game against Glasgow.

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The Munster head coach, who tragically passed away at the team hotel in Paris last weekend, will be laid to rest on Friday, the day before the Scottish side visit Thomond Park.

The cathedral of rugby will be a special place to be on Saturday, with books of condolence set to be 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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