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keatley has stepped up to the plate– o'mahony

Published 25/10/2013 | 01:00

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.

Irish Independent

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