Jordan Larmour among four Leinster Academy players to be awarded contracts

"Of the 21 contracts announced today 18 came through the Leinster Rugby system"

BY Darren Cleary 12:36 Wednesday 16 May 2018, 12:36 16 May 2018

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Jordan Larmour’s incredible season has continued with the awarding of his first professional contract with Leinster.

The 20-year-old is one of 19 players who have agreed new deals with the province. The Dubliner has enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough season, winning a Grand Slam with Ireland before goin on to play a pivotal part in Leinster’s Champions Cup success.

James Ryan, Garry Ringrose, Fergus McFadden and Dave Kearney are among those who have been signed up for next season. Academy graduates Josh Murphy, Caelan Doris and Vakh Abdaladze have also stepped up to the senior ranks.

Head coach Leo Cullen feels it is testament to the work being done all across the province at grassroots level: “This is another significant announcement and a huge endorsement of the work being done at grassroots level by the domestic rugby team, the CROs and the CCROs on a daily basis across the 12 counties.

“Of the 21 contracts announced today 18 came through the Leinster Rugby system and played in clubs and schools around the province.

“It is also great to see four players promoted from the Academy in the last few months and they will all start next season in the Senior squad.

“Jordan Larmour has grabbed a lot of the headlines given his involvement with Ireland during the Six Nations and starting last weekend but Vakh Abdaladze, Josh Murphy and Caelan Doris have all made telling contributions for both Leinster ‘A’ and the Senior side in the Guinness PRO14 during the course of the season.

“I am delighted for them and indeed their families and congratulate them.”

Leinster Rugby – New Senior Contracts 2018/19:

  1. Vakh Abdaladze
  2. Michael Bent
  3. Ed Byrne
  4. Seán Cronin
  5. Barry Daly
  6. Tom Daly
  7. Peter Dooley
  8. Caelan Doris
  9. Tadhg Furlong
  10. Dave Kearney
  11. Rob Kearney
  12. Jordan Larmour
  13. Nick McCarthy
  14. Fergus McFadden
  15. Ross Molony
  16. Josh Murphy
  17. Andrew Porter
  18. Garry Ringrose
  19. Rhys Ruddock
  20. James Tracy
  21. Josh van der Flier
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