Wednesday 17 January 2018

'Life is so f*****g fickle': David Corkery gives emotional speech to unite Cork rivals to remember Anthony Foley

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

One thing that has been noticeable in the aftermath of Anthony Foley's tragic death is how overwhelming effusive the response has been from the world of rugby.

Players, coaches and fans from around the globe have been sharing poignant tributes to the departed Munster legend in the last week, and this latest video shows that the tragedy is even going some way to healing age old rivalries.

Video: Everyone is talking about this poignant and powerful tribute to Munster and Ireland legend Anthony Foley 

Dolphin and Sunday's Well have been rivals down in Cork for a long, long time and former Ireland international David Corkery, a close friend of Foley and the coach of the former, united the two squads for a minute of remembrance this evening.

Corkery speaks powerfully about his old team-mate in what is a really beautiful moment.

"Myself and Denis [Hurley] would have played with Ant for a good few years," he began.

"I knew him since he was 16,17, coming up through the ranks. It is very raw. It just goes to show that life is so f*****g fickle.

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

"The one thing it has done is unite the rugby world. Dolphin and the Well [Sunday's Well] have been enemies or friendly foe for f*****g 100 years so I though it would be nice to pay our respects together in a fairly tough time.

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