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A Load Of Irish Rugby Legends Will Honour Anthony Foley On Paddy's Day

By James Fenton

March 8, 2017 at 1:29pm


A host of Irish rugby legends will take on old rivals England on Paddy's Day in honour of Munster great Anthony Foley who passed away at the age of 42 last October. 

The likes of Ronan O’Gara, Gordon D’Arcy, Jerry Flannery and Paddy Wallace will all be pulling on the green jersey once more in a match will will kick off at 6pm on March 17.

Not to be outdone, former captain Paul O'Connell will be running the line as waterboy for the Irish side. 

Since 2008, it's been a tradition for former Irish and English pros to go head to head the day before the two countries clash in the Six Nations. This year it's been decided to use the occasion to honour the man whose death stunned the nation almost six months ago. 

Anthony Foley represented Ireland on 62 occasions and had been head coach of Munster since 2014.

Tickets to the game are priced at just €10 and can be purchased here. Last year, the game raised over €600,000 for charity.

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