French flag raised in honour of Racing 92

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Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon

The efforts of Racing 92 in honouring the memory of Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley are to be recognised in advance of this weekend’s return fixture between Munster and the French side.

As a token of appreciation to the members and supporters of Racing 92, the French tricolour will be flown outside council offices in Merchant’s Quay on Friday, January 20.
The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said: “I was struck by the outpouring of support and aid Racing 92 and their supporters offered to Munster Rugby fans upon hearing the tragic news of the passing of Anthony Foley.  The news was incomprehensible for many, but the support they received was heartening, especially in a world of increasing commercialism.”
“This support was repeated again only a few weeks ago when some supporters opened their homes and welcomed Munster Rugby travelling fans a place to stay for the refixed match.”
“To mark this generosity, I have asked for the French flag to be flown outside council buildings in Merchant’s Quay on Friday 20 January 2017  as a thank you to the club and supporters for all you have done for Munster supporters during this difficult time.”