THE IRFU and Munster have announced that Peter O’Mahony has signed a three year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2018.
Munster captain O’Mahony made his senior debut for the province against Ulster in January 2010 and has since made 68 appearances for the two-time European Cup scoring 10 tries.
O’Mahony said; “I am delighted to have signed a new three year contract with Munster and the IRFU. Munster is my home province; the team I’ve grown up supporting and am honoured to both represent and captain. I look forward to working hard with my team mates, coaching staff and management to achieve continued success for both Munster and Ireland in the years ahead”.
Back-row forward O’Mahony made his Ireland debut in the 42–10 win over Italy in February 2012. The 25 year old has won 27 caps for his country and his last appearance for Ireland was in the 18 – 11 victory over France in the 2015 RBS 6 Nations Championship.
Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald said; “We are delighted that Peter has signed an IRFU contract which sees him remain with Munster up to the end of the 2018 season. Peter, a product of our academy system, is hugely competitive and highly ambitious. He leads by example on and off the field and is a perfect role model for all aspiring young players.”
IRFU Performance Director, David Nucifora, said: “Peter’s performances for Ireland over the past few seasons have been exceptional. The esteem in which he is held by Irish rugby is reflected in the fact that at the age of just 25 he has already captained his country and province. Leadership is just one of the many qualities he brings to Munster and Ireland and we are delighted that he has committed to Irish Rugby.”