Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery to leave Munster at end of season

Joey Carbery has gone on to make 56 Munster appearances scoring 477 points
Joey Carbery has gone on to make 56 Munster appearances scoring 477 points

Munster have announced that Ireland fly-half Joey Carbery will be leaving the province at the end of the ongoing 2023/24 season.

Carbery started his professional rugby career with Leinster in 2016 and on his debut season he went on to win the Young Player of the Season award for both Leinster and Pro 12. He was also part of their squad that completed a double of a domestic title and a European Champions Cup in the 2017/18 season.

The 28-year-old made a switch to Munster ahead of the 2018/19 season and helped them win the United Rugby Championship title in the 202/23 season. He has overall made 56 appearances for Munster scoring close to 500 points.

“I want to say a massive thank you to Munster Rugby and the Munster fans for the last six seasons," he told the club's official website.

“I’ve loved every minute, through the good and bad days. Thomond Park and Musgrave Park will always be special places for me.

“I’m excited for a fresh start next season but motivated to give my best and end this season on a high.”

Carbery's Test debut for Ireland came in 2016 and has featured in 37 Tests till date. He was part of the Ireland squad that won the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2018 while also representing them in the World Cup in Japan following year.

“Joey has contributed a huge amount to Munster Rugby on and off the pitch since joining six years ago," said Munster head coach Graham Rowntree.

“A fantastic professional, he has been a pleasure to coach and is a hugely popular member of the squad.

“We will wish him and his family all the best when the time comes but there is still plenty of rugby to be played this season.”