O’Mahony signs IRFU contract extension 

Peter O'Mahony who is expected to line out for Munster against Glasgow on Saturday.

PETER O’MAHONY has signed a one year extension to his IRFU contract, which means he will remain in Munster until at least the end of next season. 

The Corkman made his Ireland debut against Italy in 2012 Six Nations Championships and has won 91 caps for his country. He has captained Ireland on ten occasions and skippered the Lions in the opening Test of the 2017 series against New Zealand.

He won Six Nations Championship titles with Ireland in 2014 and 2015, a Grand Slam in 2018 and a Triple Crown in 2022. He has represented Ireland at two Rugby World Cups – 2015, 2019 starting seven Rugby World Cup games across the two tournaments.

The Cork Constitution clubman was capped by Munster on 171 occasions scoring 15 tries. He was appointed captain of his province in 2013 at the age of 24.

O’Mahony said: “The journey this Ireland squad has been on since the World Cup in Japan has been incredible to be a part of. There is a hunger to learn and compete and a great camaraderie in the group.

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“My ambition is to compete at a third World Cup and help this team achieve success over the coming weeks and months.”

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, said: “Peter has been an important figure in Irish rugby for over a decade and has contributed massively to the success the Ireland men’s team has enjoyed across that period.

“He is a born leader and galvanises those around him. We are delighted to contract him through the World Cup and into the 2023/24 season. A leader like Pete is invaluable to both Ireland and Munster.”