Anthony Foley’s Wife Accepts Special Award On Behalf Of Her Late Husband


Olive Foley, wife of the late Anthony collected a Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf yesterday in recognition of his service to sport.

The Munster and Ireland legend tragically passed away four months ago, just hours before his side were supposed to open up their Champions Cup account in Paris.

Olive accepted the award from former Munster and Irish rugby star Tony Ward – who played alongside Foley’s father Brendan on the Munster team that famously defeated the All Blacks in 1978 at Thomond Park.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Ms Foley said:

“I’m pretty sure Anthony would be recoiling with the attention here today. He was very proud of his association with Limerick and from a sporting perspective will always be associated with Munster and Shannon, with many of his greatest rugby moments here in Limerick.”
“We know that everyone here misses him and it goes without saying that we do. But we really appreciate the fact that he is thought of and remembered so fondly, including with this Lifetime Achievement Award,” she added.

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