Limerick hooker Mike Sherry makes winning Gloucester debut

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Limerick hooker Mike Sherry makes winning Gloucester debut

Limerick hooker, Mike Sherry, left, pictured with his Gloucester team mates at full-time in their Gallagher Premiership clash with Northampton at Franklin's Gardens on Sunday Picture: Gloucester Rugby

LIMERICK hooker Mike Sherry made his debut for new club Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership in Franklin's Gardens on Sunday.

It was a winning start for Sherry in the Cherry and White jersey as Gloucester recorded a thrilling 40-31 victory in a contest that produced 11 tries.

Sherry was sprung from the bench in the second half of the game. Gloucester currently sit in a lofty third place in the table.

Thirty year-old Sherry signed a short-term loan deal with the Kingsholm side in March which will see him remain with the Premiership side until the end of May.

Sherry made his Munster debut in 2009 and has scored 12 tries in 108 appearances for the province to date.

The Garryowen clubman and former Ardscoil Rís student established himself as a first team regular in the 2010/11 season and was drafted into the Ireland squad for the 2011 World Cup.

He captained Munster for the first time against Scarlets in March 2013 at the age of just 24.

An Ireland debut followed in the summer of 2013 as he followed in his father Mick’s footsteps in becoming an Ireland international.

He battled back from injury to make his 100th Munster appearance against Ulster in April 2018.