Denis Hurley and Johne Murphy have signed one-year contract extensions with Munster Rugby and the IRFU until June 2015, it has been confirmed.
A product of the Munster Academy, Denis Hurley has made 130 appearances for the province, scoring 10 tries.
The Cork-born player is a regular either on the wing or at full-back, and this season has added another string to his bow by playing at inside centre.
The 29-year-old made his Munster debut in May 2006 against Llanelli Scarlets and his first Heineken Cup appearance followed against Gloucester in the 2008 quarter-final at Kingsholm. He was capped by Ireland against USA in June 2009.
Kildare man Johne Murphy joined Munster at the start of the 2010/11 campaign after five seasons with Leicester Tigers. He made his debut against Aironi at Musgrave Park in September 2010 and a month later lined out against London Irish in the Heineken Cup.
The 29-year-old has made 79 appearances and scored 12 tries for the province, playing at centre, full-back and on the wing.
Munster have also confirmed the signing of Dublin University prop Martin Kelly on a one-year development contract.
The 24 year-old tighthead represented Leinster 'A' this season and was most recently involved in their British & Irish Cup quarter-final victory over Munster 'A' at the start of April.
Ian Nagle, who is currently on loan to Newcastle Falcons, will finish with Munster at the end of the current season.
Despite being offered a Munster contract, the 25-year-old lock has opted to look further afield for his career progression. Nagle, a product of the Munster Academy, made 29 appearances for the province.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has joined a host of political, sporting and broadcasting legends to send a message of support to the Ireland Women's squad ahead of the forthcoming Women's Rugby World Cup, which begins in Paris next Friday.
Speaking after the IRFU's Annual Council meeting, Chief Executive Philip Browne highlighted the importance of ticket revenue to the Union and also their sustained investments in the professional and domestic games.
Listen to post-match reaction from captains Anton Lienert-Brown and Peadar Timmins following the Ireland Under-20s' 45-23 loss to New Zealand in the IRB Junior World Championship 3rd/4th place play-off at Eden Park.
Earlier this week the Ireland squad and management were guests at a reception in Buenos Aires hosted by James McIntyre, the Irish Ambassador to Argentina. We spoke to team manager Michael Kearney and IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald on the night.
Looking forward to the second Test against Argentina, Iain Henderson said: "We need to get our breakdown right and make sure we get a good return from our set piece. If we do that, the backs will look after the rest for us."