Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley


Following the tragic and untimely death last weekend of Munster Coach Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley, there has been much speculation as to how Ulster Rugby and Ulster fans can express our condolences and sympathy with Axel’s family and the Munster Rugby family in general.

URSC understands there will be a minute’s silence immediately before Saturdays match in tribute to Anthony Foley. Similar arrangements will be in place the following week when Munster are the visiting team in the Guinness Pro12 League.
The Ulster Rugby Supporters’ Club of course extends its deepest sympathy and urges all fans to show this by observing respectful silence at the appropriate times. Some may also feel it is appropriate to participate in a chorus of “Fields of Athenry” immediately after the conclusion of the minute’s silence and/or after 8 minutes of playing time.