Tributes pour in on social media following Anthony Foley’s death

Foley’s former school – St Munchin’s College – among those remembering the back-row

Munster captain Anthony Foley (L) and manager Alan Gaffney celebrate with the Celtic Cup after beating Llanelli Scarlets in 2005. Munster head coach Anthony Foley has died at the team hotel in Paris, the Irish club have announced. Photo: Haydn West/PA Wire

Munster captain Anthony Foley (L) and manager Alan Gaffney celebrate with the Celtic Cup after beating Llanelli Scarlets in 2005. Munster head coach Anthony Foley has died at the team hotel in Paris, the Irish club have announced. Photo: Haydn West/PA Wire

 

Munster head coach Anthony Foley has died in Paris, aged 42.

A veteran of Irish and Munster rugby, Foley played for Ireland 62 times, captaining his country on three occasions. He also led Munster to their first European Cup victory in 2006. In all, he made 86 appearances in European competition for his province before taking over as Head Coach in 2014.

Munster’s Champions Cup opening game against Racing 92, which was due to take place at 3.15 this afternoon, has been cancelled.

Fans, pundits and former players have been playing tribute to the former Ireland captain on social media.

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