Former Munster flanker dedicates Meath county title win to Axel

ON A DAY when the Munster Rugby family came together to pay tribute to their fallen friend, team-mate and leader, there was added poignancy for Niall Ronan as he dedicated a first county football title to Anthony Foley.

Foley and Ronan in action back in 2007.

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The former Munster and Ireland flanker, who was for forced to retire at the age of 31 in 2014, starred for St Colmcille’s on Saturday as they claimed the Meath intermediate football championship.

Ronan would have played alongside and then under Foley during his seven-year stint at Thomond Park, during which he won over 100 appearances for the province.

The 34-year-old learned of Foley’s death shortly after last week’s drawn final at Pairc Tailteann and paid tribute to his former team-mate after lifting the trophy yesterday.

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Ronan lined out at full forward for St Colmcille’s in their 1-12 to 1-6 triumph over Dunderry.

This was for u Axel @Munsterrugby @StColmcillesGAA #champions pic.twitter.com/3Dk6O1hul3

— Niall Ronan (@niallronan7) October 22, 2016

Source: Niall Ronan/Twitter

@NiallRonan777 wins the Intermediate Final with @StColmcillesGAA and brings along a special flag #RIPAxel #cilles #munsterrugby pic.twitter.com/gVxQckdii6

— Brian Mulligan 📸 (@BMPHOTOME) October 22, 2016

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@StColmcillesGAA @Munsterrugby pic.twitter.com/Pd2iYsrV9u

— Niall Ronan (@niallronan7) October 22, 2016

Source: Niall Ronan/Twitter

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