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#Axel

# axel - Thursday 22 June, 2017

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony Pom

'Axel's a rugby man, so he would have told us all 'Play your game'' - O'Mahony

Peter O’Mahony has had a whirlwind year but is now ready to lead the Lions against the All Blacks.

# axel - Saturday 27 May, 2017

As it happened: Munster v Scarlets, Pro12 Final

We went to the Aviva Stadium as Munster tried to claim their first silverware since 2011.

# axel - Saturday 13 May, 2017

European Player of the Year to receive newly-commissioned Anthony Foley Memorial Trophy

The EPCR is honouring the Munster and Ireland legend with a special tribute.

# axel - Thursday 30 March, 2017

'An awful lot of it is down to Axel': Flannery's insight into Munster's year

The Munster scrum coach gave a fascinating interview on Sky Sports.

# axel - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'There were training sessions where we kicked the living sh*t out of each other'

Former Munster wing Anthony Horgan will join the tribute to Anthony Foley next Friday at the RDS.

# axel - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Anthony Foley's widow accepts lifetime achievement award on his behalf

Olive Foley received the accolade at the Limerick Person of the Year Awards.

# axel - Monday 9 January, 2017

'This team is pretty emotionally intelligent' - Erasmus proud of Munster in Paris

The southern province moved to the top of Pool 1 of the Champions Cup with a big win over Racing.

# axel - Saturday 7 January, 2017

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup

We were in Paris for Munster’s rescheduled clash with Ronan O’Gara and the French champions.

O'Gara leads the tributes as Racing 92 pay their respects to Anthony Foley

The French side’s rescheduled Champions Cup fixture against Munster is taking place this afternoon.

# axel - Friday 6 January, 2017

Munster aim to pay tribute to Foley with performance on return to Paris

Hooker Niall Scannell says Axel remains at the forefront of his mind, even during games.

# axel - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

'Our style of play has Axel written all over it': O'Mahony keeping emotions channelled for return to Paris

“We’re not going to think about Axel any more than we do every other week.”

# axel - Monday 2 January, 2017

Rassie ready for 'emotional week' as Munster turn thoughts back to Racing in Paris

Anthony Foley is never far from Munster’s thoughts, and this week will provide more painful reminders.

# axel - Monday 26 December, 2016

Leinster pay tribute to Axel on their first visit to Thomond since his death

The eastern province are in Limerick for a Guinness Pro12 clash.

# axel - Saturday 17 December, 2016

RTÉ produce moving tribute video as Anthony Foley inducted into Hall of Fame Axel This post contains videos

RTÉ produce moving tribute video as Anthony Foley inducted into Hall of Fame

The Munster legend was remembered at this evening’s RTÉ Sports Awards.

# axel - Friday 11 November, 2016

Another special night in Thomond Park as Maori All Blacks overawed by Munster

The southern province scored four tries in a resounding victory in front a packed house in Limerick.

# axel - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

Earls glad to see Foley remembered with 'phenomenal' tribute in front of Haka 8

Earls glad to see Foley remembered with 'phenomenal' tribute in front of Haka

Axel’s never going to be forgotten. There isn’t a day goes by when we don’t think of him.”

# axel - Thursday 3 November, 2016

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen pays his respects to Anthony Foley

The Cubs’ lifted a curse in Chicago last night, so perhaps it a sign of things to come for Ireland.

# axel - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'We want to carry that legacy that Axel left the team with'

Rassie Erasmus’ side pulled off an incredible comeback at Ravenhill last night.

# axel - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

'We are missing Axel at training, at meetings, in the office': Munster still beset with grief

Director of rugby Erasmus is trying to prepare a side to face Ulster after the intensely emotional win over Glasgow Warriors.

# axel - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Anthony Foley commemorative programmes to be reprinted by Munster

They will be available to buy online and in person.

# axel - Monday 24 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Anthony Foley's son launches Facebook site asking fans of his father to attend mass 8masses4no8

Anthony Foley's son launches Facebook site asking fans of his father to attend mass

11-year-old Tony Foley’s father passed away tragically last week at the age of 42.

Analysis: Munster deliver the display that Anthony Foley so dearly desired

We pick apart Munster’s five tries at Thomond Park, as well as their superb defence.

'That's the way we can rebuild Munster to where it was' - Erasmus

CJ Stander said the grief over Anthony Foley’s death drove the province to success against Glasgow.

# axel - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Townsend: 'It seemed like we were playing against 15 and 25,000'

The Glasgow Warriors coach was deeply disappointed with his side’s effort.

# axel - Saturday 22 October, 2016

14-man Munster pay Axel the ultimate tribute with sensational Thomond Park win

Peter O’Mahony and his men were utterly sublime in scoring five tries against Glasgow.

Munster to wear commemorative 'Axel' jersey for this season's European campaign

The southern province are taking on Glasgow in the Champions Cup this afternoon.

In pictures: Thomond Park pays tribute to Anthony Foley

Munster Rugby supporters were in full voice in Limerick.

# axel - Friday 21 October, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'A loving, caring family man': Anthony Foley laid to rest in Clare Axel

'A loving, caring family man': Anthony Foley laid to rest in Clare

Olive Foley paid an emotional tribute to her “soulmate” with whom she had spent “17 wonderful years” of marriage.

Finding the space between private grief and public commemoration

Peter O’Mahony found himself thrust into the public eye this week, crushed by his personal grief on one side and the responsibility of his job on the other.

# axel - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Munster's Champions Cup game against Glasgow to go ahead as planned this Saturday

It will be an incredibly emotional occasion at Thomond Park.

# axel - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Ulster to honour Foley like Munster paid tribute to Nevin Spence

They plan to erect a memorial to the Irish and Munster legend at Ravenhill.

Anthony Foley's funeral to be held in Killaloe on Friday

The Irish and Munster rugby legend died of acute pulmonary oedema caused by heart disease, the coroner’s report concluded.

Fierce rivals on the pitch but Leinster united in Munster's grief

There was a sombre atmosphere at Leinster headquarters today as they share the pain of their southern adversaries.

Analysis: Axel was the team-mate every player wanted on their side

The number eight delivered a typically selfless performance in the 2006 Heineken Cup final.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of supporters pay respects to Munster legend Anthony Foley Axel This post contains videos

Thousands of supporters pay respects to Munster legend Anthony Foley

Flags were flown at half-mast outside Limerick City and County Council buildings.

'He was a good friend of my dad and my uncle. It's a tough pill to swallow'

Robbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut against US Eagles when Anthony Foley was part of the coaching team.

# axel - Monday 17 October, 2016

'It's just unthinkable that one of the real rugby greats is no more'

Brian O’Driscoll shared his memories of Anthony Foley this evening.

'A legend. What more can you say?': Fans gather to pay tribute to Anthony 'Axel' Foley Axel This post contains videos

'A legend. What more can you say?': Fans gather to pay tribute to Anthony 'Axel' Foley

The outpouring of grief has been universal.

Fitting tributes to Anthony Foley dominate the sports pages

Former team-mates and friends of the Munster legend have been sharing their memories.

From TheJournal.ie "Our anguish is bottomless" - Anthony Foley's family release statement Axel

"Our anguish is bottomless" - Anthony Foley's family release statement

A statement issued on behalf of his family today thanks the public for their support.

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