O'Donnell stays a Munster man

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:19
Large tommyo donnellclermont

Tommy O'Donnell has signed a two-year contract extension with Munster and the Ireland Rugby Football Union.

Tommy O'Donnell has signed a two-year contract extension with Munster and the Ireland Rugby Football Union that will come into effect from July 2014.

The Tipperary native is a graduate of the Munster Rugby Academy and has 68 Munster caps to his name, scoring nine tries.

O'Donnell made his Munster debut as a 20-year-old against Scarlets in Musgrave Park in 2007 and has established himself as a key member of the current squad. It was against the same Welsh side that he made his first European Cup appearance in December 2011 in Thomond Park.

The flank's great form last season was rewarded as he won his first two Ireland caps on the tour of North America, and he was named the 2012/13 Munster Player of the Year.

O'Donnell has been out of action since September after injuring his knee against Zebre but head coach Rob Penney revealed last week that O'Donnell is one week ahead of schedule in his recovery and should be back to full training in December.

O'Donnell said after committing to the province until June 2016: "This is where I want to be and I enjoy playing my rugby here. I know it hasn't been the best of starts to the season for me with injury, but like last year I just want to come back fighting and push on to the next level again.”

Penney added: "Tommy is a great dynamic player and a huge asset to any side so we are particularly pleased that he has committed to Munster for another two years.”

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Mon, 19 February 2018
NMMU-Madibaz v Wits 14h45 Port Elizabeth
Maties v CUT-Ixias 16h30 Cape Town
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 16h30 Cape Town
NWU-Pukke v UJ 17h00 Potchefstroom
Fri, 23 February 2018
Highlanders v Blues 06h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Reds 08h45 Melbourne
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Bath v Sale Sharks 12h30 Recreation Ground
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
EUROPEAN CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool 1
Team P W D L Pts
La Rochelle 6 4 0 2 20
Wasps 6 3 0 3 17
Ulster 6 4 0 2 17
Harlequins 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 2
Team P W D L Pts
Clermont Auvergne 6 5 0 1 22
Saracens 6 3 1 2 18
Ospreys 6 2 1 3 15
Northampton Saints 6 1 0 5 6
Pool 3
Team P W D L Pts
Leinster 6 6 0 0 27
Exeter Chiefs 6 3 0 3 15
Montpellier 6 2 0 4 13
Glasgow Warriors 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 4
Team P W D L Pts
Munster 6 4 1 1 21
Racing Metro 6 4 0 2 19
Castres 6 2 1 3 12
Leicester Tigers 6 1 0 5 7
Pool 5
Team P W D L Pts
Scarlets 6 4 0 2 21
Toulon 6 4 0 2 19
Bath 6 4 0 2 18
Treviso 6 0 0 5 4