Fergal Keane: Foley had Munster way - respect built on old-fashioned manliness
The rugby legend knew victory and defeat but in it all he gave everything he had... just like his father Brendan had done before him
I did not know Anthony Foley but I knew what he stood for. It went far beyond what happened on the pitch. It was bigger than cups and medals.
I do not claim the values that defined him belonged exclusively to Munster, or indeed to the game of rugby. But I write as a Munster man and pay tribute to a lost leader of exemplary virtues.
In the figure of Anthony Foley, we saw the supreme expression of the values of courage, honour and humility.