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In pics: Anthony Foley, Munster and Ireland legend

The former Munster captain and Ireland international died today in Paris at the age of 42.

Foley was a distinguished schools player with St Munchin’s in Limerick…

The face of determination while playing for Shannon against Cork Con in 1995…

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A try on his Ireland debut against England in the 1995 Five Nations…

Anthony Foley scores a try for Ireland Source: INPHO

A 1997 inter-provincial clash with Connacht…

Anthony Foley Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO

Celebrating after a 1998 Shannon win with Alan Quinlan and Mick Galwey…

inpho_00012206 Source: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Jubilation after Munster’s 2000 Heineken Cup semi-final win in Toulouse…

Anthony Foley 6/5/2000 Source: Patrick Bolger/INPHO

On the banks of the Shannon in 2001…

Anthony Foley Source: INPHO

Under pressure from Martin Johnson during the 2002 Heineken Cup final…

Anthony Foley DIGITAL Source: INPHO

A Six Nations try in Paris in 2004…

Anthony Foley Source: INPHO

With Guy Easterby at the top of Table Mountain during a 2004 tour to South Africa…

Guy Easterby and Anthony Foley 2004 Source: INPHO

Victory in the 2005 Celtic Cup final…

Anthony Foley lifts the Celtic Cup Source: INPHO

Embracing Paul O’Connell after the 2006 Heineken Cup semi-final win against Leinster…

Anthony Foley and Paul O'Connell after the game Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

A month later, European success at last…

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Declan Kidney and Anthony Foley Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

He scored a try in his final game before retirement against Glasgow Warriors in 2008…

Anthony Foley scores a try Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

The central figure in Munster’s new coaching ticket in August 2014…

Munster management team Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Showing the young pups how it’s done…

Ian Keatley, Conor Murray with Anthony Foley Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Never the type to run for cover…

Anthony Foley Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Munster through and through…

Anthony Foley Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Farewell, Axel…

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