Munster Announce Two Players Have Signed New Deals With The Province
by Jason Hennessy ·
Andrew Conway has signed a two-year contract extension which will see him remain with Munster until June 2018, while John Ryan has penned a three-year deal that will see him stay until June 2019. Playing on the wing and at full-back, Conway has made 42 appearances for Munster, scoring 11 tries, since joining the province at the start of the 2013/14 season.
The 24-year-old made his debut against Zebre in September 2013, and in October 2014 the Dubliner won his first European Champions Cup cap against Sale Sharks. The former Ireland Under-20 star made his Ireland Wolfhounds debut against England Saxons at Irish Independent Park in January 2015 and has played in two successful Emerging Ireland campaigns, the 2014 Nations Cup and the 2015 Tbilisi Cup.
John Ryan, who plays at both tighthead and loosehead prop, has made 62 appearances for Munster.
The Cork native progressed through the provincial age-grades before joining on a development contract at the start of the 2011/12 season. Previous to his first professional contract, Ryan, while playing for UCC, represented the Ireland Club team in both 2010 and 2011.
Ryan went on to make his league debut against Cardiff Blues in September 2011 and made his European bow against Racing 92 at Thomond Park in January 2013. The 27-year-old played in Emerging Ireland’s Nations Cup-winning run in Romania in June 2014.
Commenting on today’s contract news, Munster head coach Anthony Foley said: “It is great to continue with the good news on the contract front and we are very happy to see Andrew and John commit their futures to Munster.
“Andrew has come in showing us what he is capable of and watching him develop within the squad has been great to see, while in the pack John continues to excel in the front row, alternating between two difficult positions. Both players provide a level of versatility that is hugely beneficial to the squad.”