Watch: Limerick Students Successfully Break World Record For Anthony Foley
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They have done it!
A group of students from LIT have ensured that Anthony Foley’s name will enter the record books after their #ScrumForAxel world record attempt was a huge success today.
1,740 people gathered for the incredible event, ensuring the old Guinness World Record of 1600 people in Japan was well and truly beaten.
Adjudicators from Ernst and Young were present for the record-breaking attempt, and documentary evidence has now been sent to the Guinness Book of World Records for official ratification.
1,740 people broke the Guinness World record for the largest scrum in the world at @LimerickIT today! #ScrumForAxel pic.twitter.com/hHF0zXwCLw
— Live 95FM News (@Live95fmNews) April 4, 2017
Anthony Foley’s sister Rosie was on hand for the event and said the family had been humbled yet again by the continued dedication to Anthony’s memory.
So many of these students would even have been too young to see Anthony play. Yet they have created this piece of history in his honour,” she said
“We’ve been so humbled by the tributes, the incredible support and the all-round generosity of people since Anthony sadly passed away. Today is a really special moment in all of that as it’s coming from young people and it’s great to know they cherish his memory like we do. It was the perfect piece; a world record scrum in his name and money raised also to go to charity.
[Limerick Leader] Photo: Alan Place