Munster confirm signing of Diarmuid Kilgallen from Connacht

Hooker Eoghan Clarke has signed a one-year deal for next season

Munster have confirmed the signing of 23-year-old winger Diarmuid Kilgallen on a two-year deal ahead of the 2024/25 season.

The Kildare native has scored 12 tries in 22 appearances for Connacht to date.

He started out at Naas RFC before playing schools rugby for Cistercian College Roscrea on the Tipperary-Offaly border.

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

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

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

The 25-year-old hooker has signed on for next year after impressing since returning to the province 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.

In other contract news, prop Keynan Knox has completed his time at the province after scoring three tries in 33 appearances.