Select Edition

Northern Northern
Southern Southern
Global Global
NZ NZ

Munster sign Connacht wing as prop's exit from province confirmed

By Ian Cameron
Diarmuid Kilgallen of Connacht, right, celebrates with team-mate Mack Hansen after scoring his side's third try during the United Rugby Championship match between Connacht and Leinster at The Sportsground in Galway. (Photo By Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Munster have announced the signing of 23-year-old winger Diarmuid Kilgallen on a two-year contract starting the 2024/25 season.

ADVERTISEMENT

Kilgallen – a promising talent from Eadestown in Kildare – brings with him an impressive record of 12 tries in 22 appearances for Connacht.

His rugby journey began at Naas RFC and continued through Cistercian College Roscrea, leading to his debut for Connacht in 2020 against Munster. Last season, the athletic winger added five tries to his tally in just eight games and has already matched that try count in the current season with six appearances.

Video Spacer

Handre Pollard on that winning mindset in the big moments – Big Jim Show | RPTV

Jim Hamilton met up with Handre Pollard to discuss the Rugby World Cup and amongst other things, having nerves of steel. Watch now on RugbyPass TV

Watch now

Video Spacer

Handre Pollard on that winning mindset in the big moments – Big Jim Show | RPTV

Jim Hamilton met up with Handre Pollard to discuss the Rugby World Cup and amongst other things, having nerves of steel. Watch now on RugbyPass TV

Watch now

In other contract news Munster secured hooker Eoghan Clarke on a one-year deal following his return to the province in November. Clarke had previously been with Munster’s Academy and won the English Championship with Jersey Reds last season.

He made a notable return to Munster with five appearances, including a debut against Bayonne and a first start against Crusaders.

Fixture
United Rugby Championship
Scarlets
7 - 42
Full-time
Munster
All Stats and Data

Meanwhile, prop Keynan Knox will be leaving Munster after contributing three tries in 33 appearances. Knox, who joined the Munster Academy in 2017 from South Africa, was part of the squad that clinched the URC title last season.

“We wish Keynan all the best with his next move,” said Munster in a statement.

Related

ADVERTISEMENT

Join free

LIVE

{{item.title}}

Trending on RugbyPass

Comments

Join free and tell us what you really think!

Sign up for free
ADVERTISEMENT

Latest Features

Comments on RugbyPass

FEATURE
FEATURE Mick Cleary: 'Stade Toulousain are not without their imperfections and vulnerabilities' Mick Cleary: 'Stade Toulousain are not without their imperfections and vulnerabilities'
Search