Friday 15 December 2017

Scrum-half Glynn closing in on contract with Munster

UCD's Jamie Glynn - a Limerick native - is expected to join the Munster academy. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
UCD's Jamie Glynn - a Limerick native - is expected to join the Munster academy. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Cian Tracey

Cian Tracey

UCD scrum-half Jamie Glynn is in advanced talks with Munster and is close to signing an academy contract with the province.

Glynn, a Limerick native, represented Munster in a development game against Russian club side Enisei-STM earlier this year.

He was a key part of UCD's promotion success to Division 1A of the AIL two years ago and has been a regular starter for them this season.

The 21-year-old won a junior (2008) and senior (2011) cup schools medal with Clongowes and is expected to take the place of Young Munster scrum-half Brian Haugh in the Munster academy.

Meanwhile, Cork Constitution have appointed former Ireland international Tom Tierney as their new head coach from next season.

Tierney spent the last three seasons with Garryowen but following the club's first ever relegation, will take over the reigns of Cork Con who finished fifth in the table.

Tierney made his Ireland debut alongside Brian O'Driscoll against Romania in 1999 and won eight international caps.

The AIL season draws to a conclusion this afternoon when Buccaneers travel to Down to take on Ballynahinch in a play-off – the winner of which will play in Division 1A next season.

Ballynahinch are looking to ensure that Ulster will have representation in 1A next season.

Buccaneers on the other hand are seeking to return to the top flight for the first time in over 10 years and, should they do so, will provide Connacht with a team in 1A for the first time since the leagues were reconstructed.

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