Nottingham announce signing of 21-year-old out-half from Munster

Gearoid Lyons will play under Ian Costello at the English Championship club next season.

Gearoid Lyons
Gearoid Lyons
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ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP SIDE Nottingham have added another Munster man to their set-up for next season by announcing the signing of Gearoid Lyons.

The 21-year-old out-half, who has represented Munster ‘A’ but never made a senior appearance for the province, will join Jordan Coghlan at Nottingham, who will be led in 2016/17 by current Munster assistant coach Ian Costello.

As well as captaining Crescent College to the Munster Schools Senior Cup in 2013, Limerick native Lyons has represented Ireland at U18 level and was part of the Irish sevens squad in 2015.

“Gearoid is a player we’ve had our eye on for a while and will be a great fit for us here at The Bay,” said Simon Beatham, Nottingham’s Director of Rugby.

“He’s quick, he’s competitive and he’s got bags of potential and I’ve no doubt that he’ll settle in well and start battling for that starting jersey with the other boys.”

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