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Munster Announce New Contracts For Murray, Daly & Gleeson

Conor Murray 24/2/2024

Vastly-experienced scrum half Conor Murray is pictured in action for Ireland against Wales during the 2024 Guinness Men's Six Nations Championship ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed contract extensions for Conor Murray and Jack Daly, with Brian Gleeson to be promoted from the province’s Academy to the senior squad next season.

Murray and Daly have signed one-year extensions, while exciting youngster Gleeson moves up to the senior squad on a two-year deal.

Gleeson is one of five Academy players moving up to the senior squad next year. Tony Butler, Ethan Coughlan, Mark Donnelly, and Edwin Edogbo have also signed two-year deals.

Murray is one of the most decorated scrum halves in world rugby with 116 Ireland caps and three British & Irish Lions tours to his name.

A former St. Munchin’s College student, the Garryowen clubman won his fifth Six Nations title with Ireland last month and earned his second league crown with Munster last season.

The 34-year-old has made 185 Munster appearances and scored 34 tries for the province to date. He was named on World Rugby’s Team of the Decade in 2019.

Meanwhile, flanker Daly came up through the ranks at Castleisland RFC and made his Munster debut against Zebre in 2020.

The 25-year-old joined the Academy in 2018, moved up to the senior squad in 2021, and plays his All-Ireland League rugby with Garryowen.

A former Ireland Under-20 international, he made his Champions Cup debut against Toulouse in the quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium in 2022.

Brian Gleeson 10/2/2023

The 20-year-old Gleeson moves up to the senior squad after just one year in the Academy that has seen him score one try in nine senior appearances.

Currently out of action with an ankle injury, he had already made three Champions Cup appearances before turning 20.

The powerful back rower was a Grand Slam winner with the Ireland Under-20s last year. He plays his All-Ireland League rugby with Garryowen and came up through the ranks at Thurles RFC and Rockwell College.