Anthony Foley was many things, and a man steeped in Munster and Limerick rugby was one of them. Growing up in Clare, however, and hurling for the county at underage level - once admitting that he'd support Clare against Limerick - the GAA was evidently hugely important to him.
Fitting, then, that the GAA should show how important he was to them, with a minute's silence held before the Clare Senior Hurling Championship final between Ballyea and Clonlara at Cusack Park today.
You could have heard a pin drop, so reverential was the tone. Clearly the big man from Killaloe meant a lot to many of those attending the hurling final today.
There was also an Anthony Foley tribute before the Champions Cup rugby match between Exeter and Clermont Auvergne.