Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony signs one-year contract extension with Munster

O’Mahony ends speculation on his future after agreeing to a Munster contract which will be topped up by the IRFU

Peter O’Mahony will remain at Munster for at least one more year after signing a contract extension with the province.

After Ireland’s final Six Nations match against Scotland last month, O’Mahony said he would consider his future with his IRFU central contract expiring at the end of this season. On Friday, Munster announced that they had reached an agreement with their former captain which will see him contracted by the province while the IRFU contributes to his salary.

In January, it emerged that O’Mahony’s future remained in doubt as Munster had not offered him a contract at that stage. During the Six Nations, contract offers were made to both him and Conor Murray, who also was coming to the end of his Ireland central contract.

Last month, The Irish Times reported that Murray had accepted his one-year deal while O’Mahony has now joined his teammate.


O’Mahony, 34, has been at Munster since joining the academy in 2008. He made his debut in 2010 before being capped by Ireland two years later. He has gone on to earn 182 appearances for Munster, 105 caps for Ireland and four for the British & Irish Lions.

O’Mahony has won five Six Nations crowns and two league titles with Munster to date in his career.

Nathan Johns

Nathan Johns

Nathan Johns is an Irish Times journalist