‘Alone You Stand’ is a tribute to the late Anthony Foley, written and performed by former Munster and Ireland star and Hermitage Green singer Barry Murphy. The song had an international premiere at half time in the Ireland v New Zealand match at Aviva Stadium. This date marking five years since the untimely death of one of the legends of Irish Rugby.
All proceeds from sales are going to the ‘Orla’s Wild Ways’ charity. This is a new project setup by Orla Foley in memory of her late brother. Details of how to donate are below.
‘Alone You Stand’ by Barry Murphy is also available to download
Orla has already undertaken a 3,000km cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way, raising €9,000 in the process for the Mid-Western Cancer Foundation, children’s charity CARI and CRY, which provides screening and free bereavement counselling for families at risk of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS).
Orla said she has been pleasantly surprised at the groundswell of generosity she has encountered.
“It’s been a case of pushing an open door. People are only too happy to go out of their way to honour Anthony and to help raise money for these worthy charities,” she explained. “Regeneron sponsored the recording and production of Barry’s song while the IRFU rowed in behind the single by helping to organise the launch at Aviva Stadium. By doing so, they have not only honoured Anthony’s family and friends but also the memory of the many games Anthony played on that pitch.”
Orla said staging the launch on the day the All Blacks are Ireland’s opposition “makes it a much more special occasion for us all”.
Donations can be made here to Orla’s Wild Ways charity.
Irish Rugby – 13 November 2021
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