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Munster appoint Niall O'Donovan as new manager

The Shannon man takes over from Shaun Payne who is returning to his native South Africa.

Niall O'Donovan: new role.
Niall O'Donovan: new role.
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NIALL O’DONOVAN HAS been appointed Munster’s new manager, the province have announced today.

Signing a two-year deal, O’Donovan takes over from Shaun Payne who is returning to his native South Africa.

“We are delighted that Niall has agreed to take over the role of team manager,” said chief executive, Garrett Fitzgerald.

“Niall has had a long association with Munster Rugby and having acted as forwards coach in the past and more recently as Munster ‘A’ Team Manager he brings a wealth of experience that can only enhance the newly appointed coaching structure,” he added.

The Shannon clubman was assistant coach to Declan Kidney until 2002 and has acted as forwards coach to the Ireland senior panel in the past.

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