Thursday 18 January 2018

Tommy O'Donnell pens new Munster deal

Munster's Tommy O'Donnell suffered knee ligament damage
Munster's Tommy O'Donnell suffered knee ligament damage
Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

IRELAND international Tommy O'Donnell has committed his future to Munster by signing a two-year contract with the province.

Currently out with a knee injury, the flanker has put pen to paper on a deal that kicks in at the end of this season and will see him remain with the Reds until 2016.

The news is a real coup for the province as the Tipperary man established himself as a key member of the team last season, winning the club's Player of the Year award before earning his first two Ireland caps on last June's tour of North America.

After nailing down the 26-year-old, next on Munster's agenda is tying down Keith Earls, Conor Murray, Donnacha Ryan, Casey Laulala and Paul O'Connell to new deals.

Munster were also able to report good news on the injury front as Earls, Ian Keatley and Luke O'Dea return to training this week, while Ian Nagle and Gerry Hurley came through Saturday's win over Cardiff Blues unscathed.

Irish Independent

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