Thu 4 Mar 2021 | 01:05

O’Mahony signs two-year deal with Ireland

O’Mahony signs two-year deal with Ireland
Thu 4 Mar 2021 | 01:05
O’Mahony signs two-year deal with Ireland
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NEWS: Ireland and Munster backrow Peter O’Mahony has signed a two-year extension to his IRFU contract keeping him at Munster until 2023.

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He made his Ireland debut in the Six Nations against Italy in 2012 and has gone on to win 74 caps and captain his country on eight occasions. A Lions tourist in 2017, O’Mahony captained the Lions in the opening Test of the series against New Zealand.

O’Mahony has represented Munster on 141 occasions becoming captain of his province in 2013 at the age of 24.

“Peter has played a leadership role in Munster from an early age and is one of the senior leaders in the national squad,” IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora said.

“He is a competitor and passionate about playing for both Ireland and Munster.”

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O’Mahony, commented: “It’s a huge privilege to sign on with the province and country I’ve grown up in and dreamed of playing for.

“It’s been something I’ve been very open about saying from day one and its very pleasing to be able to continue the journey for two more years.

“There’s a huge amount of responsibility that comes with representing both teams and I understand how much pressure there is to deliver silverware, however, I am incredibly enthusiastic on the position and competitiveness of both Munster and Ireland and I look forward to hopefully contributing to both, to succeed in delivering that success on the pitch.”

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