Monday 11 December 2017

Foley's brave boys showed us we must stand up and fight

The sons of the late Anthony Foley, Tony (L) and Dan, join CJ Stander and the rest of the squad on the field after Saturday’s game SEB DALY/SPORTSFILE
The sons of the late Anthony Foley, Tony (L) and Dan, join CJ Stander and the rest of the squad on the field after Saturday’s game SEB DALY/SPORTSFILE
Billy Keane

Billy Keane

Two small boys sang for their dad. They sang for all of us who were looking for a sign that Anthony Foley lives. I have been here in the sailboat stadium of Thomond for the miracle matches, but there was never anything to match the sing-song after the game on Saturday.

There were days when Munster were given no more chance of survival than a bubble on a pint and the Pope sent a team of investigators to validate the miracle. But the sing-song beat all.

The Munster team came back out on to the field after the game and formed a circle. Tony and Dan Foley, aged 11 and eight, sang shoulder to shoulder with their dad's team.

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