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Christmas comes early for Connacht as O'Halloran signs two-year extension

Fullback signs on to end speculation on Munster move.

O'Halloran: "We are determined to bring further success to Connacht."
Image: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

TIERNAN O’HALLORAN HAS committed his future to Connacht by signing a two-year contract extension.

O’Halloran, 26, made his Sportsground debut in 2009 and will now remain at the province until the end of the 2020 season at least.

Recent speculation had linked the fullback with a move to Munster as a possible replacement for Simon Zebo who leaves for France at the end of the season.

“I am a proud Connacht man and am delighted to be extending my contract with my home province for a further two years,” he said.

“The current squad is an ambitious group and we are determined to bring further success to Connacht.”

Connacht CEO Willie Ruane praised the Clifden man, who has six Irish caps.

“He has been an outstanding player for us over the past few seasons and will no doubt be a central figure for us as we target further success in the seasons ahead.”

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