Munster and the IRFU announce Peter O’Mahony contract update

Staying put.

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have this morning confirmed that Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony has signed a new one-year contract with the province.

To date, the Cork Constitution man has made 291 professional rugby appearances which includes 182 for Munster, 105 for Ireland and 4 for the British & Irish Lions, the latter of which saw O’Mahony receive a Lions cap when he led the side in the first Test against the All Blacks in June 2017.

The 34-year-old has won two league titles with Munster and five 6 Nations titles with Ireland, captaining Munster and Ireland to URC and Six Nations championships in the past 12 months.

A former PBC student, O’Mahony joined the Academy in 2008 and made his debut away to Ulster as a 21-year-old in 2010. He won his first league title with Munster in 2011 and in 2012 made his Ireland debut along with winning Munster’s Young Player of the Year award.

He was named club captain in 2013 and was the longest-serving Munster captain of the professional era, stepping down from the role after over 10 years earlier this season.

He won Munster’s Player of the Year award in 2019 and so far this season, has made five appearances for Munster and 11 appearances for Ireland.

“After plenty of thought I’m delighted to have the opportunity to sign on for 1 more year with Munster and the IRFU,” O’Mahony said following the announcement.

“It’s been a decision I’ve had to make with my coaches and more importantly my family and I feel it’s the right thing for me to do. I feel there’s more left in me to give.

“It’s not everyday a young man who grows following 2 teams, where he was brought up and shaped by, gets the chance to play for both as long as I have and to be given the opportunity to play for another year isn’t an opportunity I could turn down.

“All I have ever tried to do is my best for my province and country and that’s what I’ll continue to do over the remainder of this season and next. Who knows what lies ahead, but I’ve had nothing but great years and I will endeavour to make this last chapter of my playing career the best of all.”

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