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Ian excited about exploring new horizons as he plans two moves

(Ian Keatley pictured with Damian Varley)
ALREADY committed to join Benetton Trevison next season, Munster out-half Ian Keatley has been snapped up by Declan Kidney’s London Irish for the rest of the season. The popular Dubliner is the victim of an overload of tens in the Munster squad at present and we wish him the very best of luck in his latest challenge.
Ian has been a terrific servant of Munster Rugby since he first joined in season 2011/2012. He has made 180 appearances in the red shirt, scored a staggering 1,247 points and won seven Irish caps during a glittering career. He remains third in the all-time PRO14 scorers charts.
There was a touch of regret in the tone of his farewell comments this week with Ian emphasising on how much Munster, Limerick and Cork have meant to him since he came here: “I know I’m from Dublin, but I lived here in Limerick for the past eight years and the European games in Thomond Park have been special. I’m a Limerickman now and it holds a very special place in my heart.”
While here, Ian was also coaching with his club Young Munster RFC, where he was highly appreciated and will be missed badly as they strive to remain in AIL 1A this season.
We wish him well over the coming seasons with both London Irish and Benetton Treviso and his career path will be closely watched.
Thank you Ian for all the good times.

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