Pro12: Tomas O'Leary will return to Munster from London Irish for the start of next season
Last Updated: 21/01/15 1:19pm
Tomas O'Leary will return to Munster from London Irish for the start of next season on a two-year contract.
The scrum-half, 31, left the Irish province at the end of the 2011/12 season after making 127 appearances, and scoring 57 points since making his debut in September 2005.
Corkman O'Leary played an integral role in Munster's 2006 and 2008 Heineken Cup triumphs as well as their Magners League successes of 2009 and 2011.
The half-back won 24 Ireland caps and was one of the outstanding performers in their historic 2009 Grand Slam win before moving to England in 2012.
He has made 44 appearances for Irish, featuring on nine occasions so far this season.
Winger Andrew Conway (one year) and front-row forward Eusebio Guinazu (end of season) have agreed new deals while development pair Dave O'Callaghan (one year) and Johnny Holland (two year) and academy player Darren Sweetnam (two years) have also signed fresh contracts.
Munster chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald said: "These latest signings are a huge boost for the club and are a significant step forward in shaping our squad for the future.
"Retaining younger talent is vital for our progression, and on the back of the news about Ian Keatley, Shane Buckley, Cian Bohane, Kevin O'Byrne and Jack O'Donoghue we are certainly in a good place as players continue to show their commitment and ambition to succeed with the province.
"These players all add a mix of experience and youth to the squad and it is particularly pleasing to see Dave, Johnny and Darren develop and prosper after coming up through the ranks, while the returning Tomas O'Leary will bring a huge level of experience in providing additional support and knowledge to a key role."
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