Tribute: Thousands Flock To Killaloe As Anthony Foley Is Laid To Rest

While The Fields of Athenry plays across Ireland

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Munster rugby legend Anthony 'Axel' Foley was laid to rest in his hometown of Killaloe this afternoon and thousands of mourners attended to bid farewell to this wonderful man. 

Parish priest and family friend Father Pat Malone described Foley as a man who lived life with "dignity and personal and professional integrity", according to

The Fields of Athenry played on radio stations across the country as a mark of respect and moment of reflection and remembrance for Foley. 

#FieldsforFoley has been trending on Twitter since and people from all over Ireland, and abroad, are using #RIPAxel to pay their tributes and respect to the rugby legend. 

Header and main body image credits: Sean Defoe 

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Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating, drinking and writing her way around Dublin / @alanalav