Monday 20 August 2018

Garryowen skipper Neil Cronin handed a professional contract by Munster

Garryowen captain Neil Cronin . Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Garryowen captain Neil Cronin . Photo: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Max Ryan

Munster Rugby have today extended the contracts of two senior players with hooker Mike Sherry and prop Jeremy Loughman penning new deals.

Sherry’s contract will keep him at Thomond Park until June 2019.

Meanwhile, Loughman’s new terms will extend his three-month stay until the end of the current season.

Sherry (29) came through the Munster ranks but has spent much of the last 18 months on the treatment table and is poised to make his 100th appearance for the province.

Loughman (22) has featured in just two senior matches since making the switch from Leinster in December but is seen by Johann van Graan and his coaching staff as one for the future.

Meanwhile, as reported by the Irish  Independent earlier this month, Munster have also announced the arrival of Neil Cronin, scrum-half and captain of Garryowen, who will officially sign next season.

Munster have also agreed terms on the signing of Bulls centre Dries Swanepoel who will join on a short-term contract, subject to his being granted a valid work permit.

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