18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Nevertheless it is believed that Gaffney travelled south during the week to meet with Munster officials.
For their part Munster refuse to comment on the speculation. "We have steadfastly refused to discuss who has, or hasn't applied for the position and that will remain the policy". said team manager Jerry Holland.