MUNSTER SET FOR EMOTIONAL REMATCH AFTER FOLEY’S DEATH
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: MUNSTER PLAYERS WILL WEAR THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S LOGO ON THEIR JERSEYS WHEN THEY PLAY FRENCH SIDE RACING 92 ON SATURDAY IN AN EMOTIONAL REMATCH A YEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF HEAD COACH ANTHONY FOLEY.
“Axel” Foley, a formidable No.8 who skippered Munster to the 2006 European Cup title, was found dead in his Paris hotel room on October 16, 2016, hours before a scheduled match against Racing 92.
The team are collaborating with the Irish Heart Foundation to leave a life-saving legacy in memory of Foley, whose death was related to a heart disorder, with the aim of highlighting the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.
“This will hopefully help save lives and if it’s only one it will be more than worth every effort made. It’s an initiative that I know Anthony would really appreciate,” said Foley’s widow, Olive