New signing for Munster

Diarmuid Kilgallen has scored 12 tries in 22 appearances for Connacht. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO.

MUNSTER has confirmed the signing of Diarmuid Kilgallen.

The Kildare native, 23, has committed to the club from 2024/2025 onwards. He joins from Connacht.

Kilgallen started out at Naas before playing schools rugby for Cistercian College Roscrea.

He joined the Connacht Academy in 2019 and made his debut against Munster in 2020.

A tall, athletic winger, he scored five tries in eight appearances last season and has five tries in six appearances so far this year.

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In further contract news, hooker Eoghan Clarke has signed a one-year deal for next season after rejoining Munster in November.

Clarke spent three years in the Munster Academy before departing for Jersey Reds in 2021. He won the English Championship with Jersey last season but the club went into liquidation in October.

He has made five appearances for Munster since returning, including a debut against Bayonne in December and a first start against Crusaders at Páirc Uí Chaoimh earlier this month.

Meanwhile, prop Keynan Knox, 24, has completed his time at the province after scoring three tries in over 30 outings with Munster.

The Young Munster clubman made his senior debut against Dragons in September 2019 and moved up to the senior squad in 2020.

Knox featured in eight games last season as Munster clinched the URC title.