• Home
  • /
  • Latest News
  • /
  • Ulster And Munster Players Share Drink In Same Dressing Room In Tribute To Anthony Foley

Ulster And Munster Players Share Drink In Same Dressing Room In Tribute To Anthony Foley

Ulster And Munster Players Share Drink In Same Dressing Room In Tribute To Anthony Foley
By Conor Neville Updated

Munster squeezed past Ulster by a point this evening thanks to a superb second half comeback and also perhaps thanks to a few youths outside who let off a firework at an opportune moment. (That's ageism. We've no way of knowing the age of the noisemakers.)

It was a very dramatic finish and a tough loss for Ulster. They'd committed beforehand to having a post-match drink with the Munster players in the away dressing room.

In the amateur era, it was once relatively common for opposing players to socialise in one or other of the dressing rooms after the game.

Niall Woods once told Balls.ie that he walked into the French dressing room after a Five Nations game in 1995 and could barely see in front of him with all the fag smoke wafting around the place.

Anthony Foley, incidentally, would have played in that match. In the place where the Ulster and Munster players shared a few beers/protein shakes tonight, there is a plaque honouring the Munster great.

Speaking to Murray Kinsella of The42.ie after the game, Rassie Erasmus praised the Ulster players for coming in and sharing a drink with their opponents.

I have so much respect for Irish people from the last two weeks. I always had respect for them, but I just couldn’t believe the way they stand for each other here.

 

Les Kiss confirmed that they had committed to having a drink with their opponents after the game tonight and that it was done in order "to respect and order Axel."

Read more: Another Twist In The Steve Bruce Murder Novel Authorship Saga

Advertisement
Join The Monday Club Have a tip or something brilliant you wanted to share on? We're looking for loyal Balls readers free-to-join members club where top tipsters can win prizes and Balls merchandise

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now!

Copyright © 2022. All rights reserved. Developed by Square1 and powered by PublisherPlus.com

Advertisement