Munster and the IRFU have confirmed that four of their exciting youth prospects have signed two-year deals to remain with the province until 2020.
Sammy Arnold, Darren O’Shea, Conor Oliver and Dan Goggin have all signed on to stay for the next two years, in a big boost for Munster’s healthy youth production line.
Munster Rugby and the IRFU can confirm that Sammy Arnold, Darren O’Shea, Conor Oliver and Dan Goggin have signed two-year contracts that will see them remain with the province until June 2020.
— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) February 2, 2018
Arnold has made significant progress with the province recently after an injury-hit time of it last year. The centre’s 2017/18 season has been disrupted by a red card an subsequent three-week ban picked up against Ulster over the Christmas period, though he has still impressed enough to be selected to train with the Ireland squad recently ahead of their 6 Nations campaign.
Oliver, meanwhile, has earned a full contract having been named the Academy Player of the Year in 2017. Like Arnold, the 22-year-old has has his share of injury concerns but has impressed for Johann van Graan’s side since coming back into the team.
Goggin, like Oliver, also makes the step up, and like the two above, has been unlucky with injury. He recently made his comeback with the Munster A panel and will be hoping to step up to the senior ranks in the near future.
O’Shea, meanwhile, is the oldest of the four to be handed new terms, The 25-year-old returned to Munster from Worcester Warriors at the beginning of last season, and has impressed enough to see his stay with the province extended hy a further two years.