Seven sign at Le­in­ster

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SPORT -

JOEY CAR­BERY and Ross Byrne are among seven Le­in­ster Acad­emy young guns who have been awarded se­nior deals. Al­ready an Ire­land in­ter­na­tional, Car­bery has played 14 times for the Blues. He joins Byrne and Rory O’lough­lin who have also starred for the prov­ince this sea­son - Nick Mccarthy, An­drew Porter, James Ryan and Peadar Tim­mins in earn­ing con­tracts. “We very much see th­ese play­ers and this model as the fu­ture of this club,” said head coach Leo Cullen. “I’m ex­cited by the chal­lenge that lies ahead of them as they look to kick on in their ca­reers.”

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RICKIE FOWLER has to prove he is a “true cham­pion” af­ter limp­ing to a Honda Clas­sic win with a clos­ing 71. Ex-open cham­pion Johnny Miller said: “You have to fin­ish out Sun­days like a true cham­pion.”

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