Cathal Sheridan's rapid rise through the ranks in Munster rugby continued last week-end when he captained the 'A' side against Stirling County in the first round of the British and Irish Cup in Bandon.
It was the first time the Sligoman to captained Munster in a competitive fixture.
"It was a great honour and a good way to start the season", he said.
The 23-year-old Ballisodare native is a product of the Munster Academy who plays his club rugby with UL Bohemians.
A former student of Sligo Grammar School and St. Mary's College, Ballisodare, Cathal began playing rugby as a 9 year old at Sligo Rugby Club.
He came up though the various age groups at Sligo before joining UL Bohemians and represented his province Connacht at under 19 level.
He made his senior Munster debut as a replacement against Edinburgh last February and made his first start the following month against Ospreys in the Pro 12. He was added to Munster's Heineken Cup squad last season.
Now the target is to force his way into the squad for upcoming games.