Tuesday 24 April 2018

Munster pair sign one-year extensions

Denis Hurley, Munster
Denis Hurley, Munster
David Kelly

David Kelly

Munster's quest for new midfield options will begin at home after they offered Denis Hurley and Johne Murphy just one-year deals to prove themselves worthy of slots in the centre.

However, Ian Nagle, an inordinately talented but injury-prone second-row, has called time on his Munster career and rejected the chance to remain on under new coach Anthony Foley.

While Munster are still pinning their hopes on a marquee midfield signing and a potentially Irish-qualified option at 10/12, they were keen to retain the services of Irish duo Hurley and Murphy, albeit on a short-term basis.

Munster have also signed Dublin University prop Martin Kelly on a one-year development contract. The 24-year-old tighthead represented Leinster 'A' this season and was most recently involved in the B&I Cup victory against Munster 'A' in Donnybrook at the start of April.

Nagle (25), who is on loan to Newcastle Falcons, will finish with the province at the end of the season.

Irish Independent

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