BREAKING: Peter O’Mahony Signs New IRFU Contract
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The IRFU and Munster have announced that Peter O’Mahony has signed a three year contract with the IRFU which will see him continue with Munster until at least 2021.
O’Mahony made his Ireland debut in the 42 – 10 win over Italy in the 2012 6 Nations Championships. He has won 42 caps for his country with his last appearance in green coming against Argentina in the recent 28-19 Guinness Series victory.
Munster captain since 2013, O’Mahony captained Ireland on the 2013 Summer Tour of North America and led the British & Irish Lions against New Zealand in the first Test last summer.
IRFU Performance Director, David Nucifora commented,
“Peter has had to travel a tough road since the 2015 Rugby World Cup where a serious injury kept him out of action for a prolonged period. He has returned to form for both Munster and Ireland and as captain of Munster is a key leader within their environment.”
Munster Rugby CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said;
“We are delighted that Peter has signed this IRFU contract that will see him remain with us until 2021. I know the squad and supporters will all be pleased to see our captain, a proud Munster man, commit his future to the province and Irish Rugby. It is always a huge boost when we can retain our home-grown talent and I know all parties have worked very hard in retaining Peter’s services.”
Commenting on the new contract Peter O’Mahony said;
“I am absolutely delighted to commit my future to Munster and Ireland for the next 3 years. I’m very proud of where I am from and I am really excited about what we are building down in Munster right now.
Playing for my country is something I dreamed of growing up as a boy, so I cherish each occasion I am lucky enough to take to the field in an Irish jersey. I look forward to building on what has been achieved to date with the rest of the Irish squad and management team.”