Ireland and Munster backrow Peter O’Mahony has signed a two-year extension to his IRFU contract, which will see him stay at Munster until 2023.
The 31-year-old has excelled for Ireland since making his international debut in a Championship match against Italy back in 2012, making 74 caps for his country and winning three Guinness Six Nations in that time, including a Grand Slam in 2018.
As well as captaining club and country, the flanker has also captained the British and Irish Lions in the opening Test of the series against New Zealand back in 2017, making four appearances on the Tour in total.
Speaking about the extension, O’Mahony said: “It’s a huge privilege to sign on with the province and country I’ve grown up in and dreamed of playing for.
“It’s been something I’ve been very open about saying from day one and its very pleasing to be able to continue the journey for two more years.
“There’s a huge amount of responsibility that comes with representing both teams and I understand how much pressure there is to deliver silverware, however, I am incredibly enthusiastic on the position and competitiveness of both Munster and Ireland and I look forward to hopefully contributing to both, to succeed in delivering that success on the pitch.”
Domestically, O’Mahony was a part of Munster’s 2010-11 Celtic League-winning team, having made his debut earlier in the year at the age of 20 for the Thomond Park side.
From there he has become a mainstay in the Limerick-based side’s forward line, being named captain for the club in 2013 as well as amassing 141 appearances in all competitions for his domestic side.
Following his suspension after being dismissed in Ireland’s opening match of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations, O’Mahony will be able to return to action for the final round of this year’s Championship, as Ireland host England at the Aviva Stadium.