Hanrahan Reported To Be Leaving Munster

JJ HanrahanThe Irish Times are reporting today that Kerry’s JJ Hanrahan is on the verge of leaving his native Munster and joining Northampton next season. Currently in the second year of a two-year deal with the province, the 22-year-old from Currow has been offered a more lucrative deal by the east midlands club and although the deal has not been completed yet, the odds are he will join the Premiership club. It’s reported the Premiership champions have offered the outhalf a contract worth €190,000 a year. A former Irish schools and Under-20 outhalf, who was shortlisted for the IRB World Young Player in 2012, after playing a starring role in Ireland’s climb to a fifth placed finish, his professional career has not quite panned out as he would have hoped or certainly liked; especially this season. Hanrahan was afforded more opportunities last season at outhalf, but this season his face does not appear to have fit, and he has been confined to just two starts at outhalf. Last week, notably, he was an unused sub in the Champions Cup defeat at home to Clermont. Radio Kerry’s Rugby analyst Mike O’ Halloran says it would be a good move for Hanrahan…….. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/32367/medium/”]