Monday 16 September 2019

'Poignant and powerful' - Emotional Anthony Foley documentary sparks huge reaction

Anthony Foley after the Heiniken Cup Final vs Biarritz Olympique. Photo: Sportsfile
Anthony Foley after the Heiniken Cup Final vs Biarritz Olympique. Photo: Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

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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