We’ll Leave It There So: Munster mourns one of the province’s most cherished sons

A book of condolence for Anthony Foley was opened today at the IRFU offices in Dublin.

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  • Anthony Foley‘s family have said their ‘anguish is bottomless’ following the tragic death of the Irish and Munster rugby legend.
  • Tributes continue to pour in from around the world with a book of condolence opening in the IRFU offices in Dublin, as well as in council offices around Munster.
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  • The Ireland senior and U21 panels for the 2016 hurling/shinty series were announced today.
  • Olympic boxer Adam Nolan yesterday won his first county hurling title with Oulart-the-Ballagh.
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Members of the Munster squad stand and observe the shine for Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park.

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Connacht head coach Pat Lam today received an Honorary Doctrate From NUIG.

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“We will always look at new broadcasters . Hurling is the (one of the) fastest sports in the world, it should be on ESPN or FOX (but) we can’t have a big broadcaster who could cherry pick finals and provincials.”

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Where we were today

Kevin O’Brien was at St Vincents GAA club to speak to Dublin’s Paul Mannion.

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As Sars beat Kiladangan to clinch their first county three-in-a-row since the 1960s, they dedicated it to Lieutenant Colonel Jack Griffin, who served as both trainer and selector with the team and sadly passed away last November.

Paudie Maher brought Griffin’s three young daughters Laragh, Isabelle and Emma up the Semple Stadium steps yesterday and rather than lift the Dan Breen Cup himself as captain, asked them to accept it on the team’s behalf from county chairman Michael Bourke.

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