The Munster coach died overnight in Paris
The Irish sporting world is coming to terms with the death of Munster coach Anthony Foley.
Foley died overnight in Paris, as Munster were preparing to face Racing 92 in the Champions Cup. The game has since been postponed.
In a distinguished career, Foley captained Munster as they won their first Heineken Cup in 2006. He also played 62 times for Ireland between 1995 and 2005.
The Clare native was Munster's head coach between 2014 and 2016. He remained a coach with the province this season, when Rassie Erasmus became Director of Rugby.
Anthony Foley ahead of the 1995 World Cup. Pic: INPHO/Billy Stickland
Anthony Foley in action for Shannon against Dungannon in 1997. © INPHO / Lorraine O'Sullivan
David Wallace, Anthony Foley, Keith Wood and Frankie Sheahan celebrate after the 2000 Heineken Cup semi-final. ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
John Hayes, Anthony Foley, Alan Quinlan and Martin Cahill celebrate the winning the 2003 Celtic League Final. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Andrew Paton
Anthony Foley scores a try for Ireland against Wales in 2004. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland
Declan Kidney with captain Anthony Foley and the Heineken Cup in Shannon Airport. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
Anthony Foley speaks to his players in 2014. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
Anthony Foley ahead of Munster's Pro12 game with Leinster last weekend. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan