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Thousands of supporters pay respects to Munster legend Anthony Foley

Flags were flown at half-mast outside Limerick City and County Council buildings.

Anthony Foley Anthony Foley Source: INPHO

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE have been paying their respects to Munster head coach Anthony Foley, following his untimely death at the weekend.

The former Ireland international died ahead of the province’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 in Paris. He was 42 years old.

Books of condolence have been opened in various locations across Munster and beyond.

munster A Munster Rugby fan pays tribute to Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park in Limerick. Source: Niall Carson PA Wire/Press Association Images

Anthony Foley Book Condolonce 012 Limerick City Hall Source: Alan Place

mun2 Munster Rugby fan Anna O'Neill pays tribute to Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park in Limerick. Source: Niall Carson PA Wire/Press Association Images

Flags were flown at half-mast outside Limerick City and County Council buildings as a mark of respect.

Yesterday, people told TheJournal.ie what Foley meant to them, with one noting: “He gave everything for Munster and Ireland.”

Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube

Books of condolence can be signed at the following locations:

  • Clare County Council
  • Cork City Council
  • Cork County Council
  • Kerry County Council
  • Kilkenny City Hall
  • Limerick City and County Council
  • Tipperary County Council
  • Waterford City and County Council

An online book of condolence has also been opened by Limerick City and County Council. People can leave their names and messages of tribute here.

Books of condolence are also open at the University of Limerick Sport Arena, Thomond Park and the Irish Independent Park (Musgrave Park) in Cork.

Anthony Foley Book Condolonce 009 Munster and Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan at Limerick City Hall Source: Alan Place

In Dublin, fans can pay their respects at the IRFU offices on Lansdowne Road and at the GPO on O’Connell Street.

20161017_161840 The book at the Irish Embassy in London Source: Jay Briganti

A book of condolence will be open in the Irish Embassy in London (17 Grosvenor Place SW1X 7HR) every day from 9.30am to 4.30pm until Friday.

Fans have also been paying tribute on the Facebook page of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club.

Read: “Our anguish is bottomless” – Anthony Foley’s family release statement

Read: ‘He gave everything for Munster and Ireland’: Fans pay tribute to Anthony Foley

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