Munster announced that they have concluded contract re-negotiations with David Wallace, Tomas O’Leary, Barry Murphy and Ian Dowling.

Prop forward Tony Buckley has also agreed terms with Munster. Buckley’s Shannon clubmate Stephen Keogh however has declined a contract renewal with Munster opting instead to take up a two year offer from Leinster.  

Keogh, has played in 10 of Munster’s 15 Celtic League games this season – captaining the side against Cardiff Blues at The Arms Park – and also been involved in four of their 6 Heineken Cup Pool matches.  Despite the offer of renewed terms with Munster Keogh believes his chances to further his career are best served by moving to Leinster.

Munster team manager Jerry Holland said, “While were are very disappointed that Stephen has opted to leave we respect his decision and wish him all the best for the future.”