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Friday 18 April 2014

keatley has stepped up to the plate– o'mahony

Munster captain Peter O'Mahony has praised Ian Keatley for the dedication he has shown in taking over from Ronan O'Gara at out-half, WRITES JOHN FALLON .

O'Mahony said that Keatley has worked extremely hard to become the guiding light for Munster.

"He's our general now and he's coming into that role – he's been very good for us since the season started," said the flanker.

"Obviously with having ROG there last year I'd love to think that Ian has learned a huge amount off him, but I think he's putting his stamp on it now.

"And the work he's done on his goal-kicking... you wouldn't see the like of it anywhere."

O'Mahony said that Keatley's kicking display against Gloucester was "awesome" and a due reward for all the hard work he has put in.

"He's the ultimate professional and he is flat out practising," added the Munster skipper.

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