'Poignant and powerful' - Emotional Anthony Foley documentary sparks huge reaction
There has been a huge social media reaction to tonight's RTE documentary, 'Anthony Foley: Munsterman’, which marks the one year anniversary of his tragic death.
From current stars like Simon Zebo and Conor Murray to Foley's sisters Orla and Rosie to Munster legends like Paul O'Connell, loads of contributors shared their memories of Foley's life, and the harrowing circumstances surrounding his sudden passing.
After an illustrious playing career with Munster, Foley became the head coach after hanging up his boots. He endured a tough two years in charge, but was given a new lease of life when Rassie Erasmus came in as Director of Rugby in the summer of 2016, which allowed Foley to focus on coaching.
Munster were in Paris to take on Racing 92 last October when Foley died due to a heart condition which caused a fatal lung ailment, which sparked a huge outpouring of emotion in the following days, weeks and months.
Tonight's documentary recapped Foley's career, death and the aftermath, with people taking to social media to share their own tributes to both Axel, and the documentary.
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so emotional watching that documentary. He was so loved by Munster. An incredible man with a beautiful family #Axel— Natasha O'Brien (@tashaob91) October 16, 2017
Quite emotional watching this wonderful documentary. Axel is such a loss to Munster but nothing compared to the loss to his family! #Axel— Aine Gleeson (@Munsterannie) October 16, 2017
This is just amazing. Such a great portrait of a great man. #Axel— Dave Moore (@DaveTodayFM) October 16, 2017
Such a difficult period. Honest as ever from Fla. Fair play #Axel— Mickey Joe Vaughan (@MickeyJoeV) October 16, 2017
Fair play to the documentary makers for addressing the pressure and negativity that was around Munster at the time #Axel— David Kelly (@dkelly1ie) October 16, 2017