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Shane Geraghty Makes Switch To Premiership Club

READING, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Shane Geraghty of London Irish gives instructions during the Aviva Premiership match between London Irish and Leicester Tigers at Madejski Stadium on October 18, 2015 in Reading, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Shane Geraghty is on the move.

In sport, relegation often means that you will lose some of your better players to bigger sides. London Irish finished bottom of the Premiership last season. While they are finding things relatively easy as they look to bounce straight back up, the draw of the top tier is certainly something with which they need to contend.

Former England international Shane Geraghty is departing the club, and is moving to Premiership side Bristol.

LONDON - MARCH 11:  Shane Geraghty of England makes the break, that leads to Mike Tindall scoring England's second try during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between England and France at Twickenham on March 11, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

This is a short-term solution for Bristol, with Tusu Pisi out for three months and Adrian Jarvis is also out.

The out-half, who was eligible to represent Ireland before being capped by the Red Rose, made 167 appearances over two stints at the Exiles, scoring 610 points.

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Speaking about the move to the London Irish website, Geraghty thanked the club where he has spent ten years of his career.

“Whilst looking forward to the opportunity at Bristol, it’s sad to be leaving London Irish for the second time after 10 seasons in total.

“I would like to thank the fans who have supported me so well during my time at the club, which will always be close to my heart.

“London Irish is in good hands with Nick Kennedy, Paul Hodgson and Dec Danaher on the coaching front and I wish the staff, owners and in particular the players the best of luck as they seek to return to the Premiership.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07:  Shane Geraghty of Irish kicks a conversion during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and London Irish at the Twickenham Stoop on March 7, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

While he is moving up a tier, it is appearing likely that Bristol and London Irish will be swapping leagues at the end of the season.

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Author: The PA Team

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