DCU Music Soc pays tribute to Axel with Glee-style ‘Fields of Athenry’
Yesterday, the Irish rugby world was brought to a standstill as Munster paid its respects to the late Anthony Foley in Thomond Park.
Following a week of mourning which began last Sunday when news broke that the coach had died aged 42 from respiratory failure, the Munster team bet Glasgow Warriors 38-17 before joining his young sons on the pitch to perform a powerful rendition of Stand Up and Fight.
Fabulous tribute to a great man @thomondstadium #8Axel8 #RIPAxel @Munsterrugby pic.twitter.com/lylYHTxAAt
— Alan Owens (@alanowens_limk) October 22, 2016
Continuing the trend of paying tribute though music, DCU’s Music Society has now released a stunning version of The Fields of Athenry in memory of Axel.
Appearing on the group’s Facebook page yesterday, the video has been viewed over 6,000 times, with commentators praising the goose bump inducing performance.
Check it out below: