London Irish flanker Conor Gilsenan has signed a contract extension with London Irish ahead of the season run-in.

A product of Leinster’s Academy, Gilsenan was part of the ‘A’ side that lifted the British and Irish Cup in 2013 and 2014 prior to his move to Irish.

The Mulingar native, who has made 34 appearances for the Exiles, has represented Ireland at age group level including an outing at the Under-20 World Cup.

Impressing during a succession of solid displays for Irish this season, Gilsenan is keen to take his game to the next level.

“London Irish is a club that is clearly heading in the right direction and I want to be a part of the exciting plans that are taking shape,” said Gilsenan, 24.

“From day one the club has been very welcoming and it has been like my second family, which has made it a no-brainer to re-sign.

“The environment that has been created at London Irish is what every player wants to be involved in, and I’m really looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.”

“Conor has all the qualities required for a back row and he’s continually improving his game,” said Exiles Director of Rugby Nick Kennedy.

“He’s a very good professional both on and off the field, and he adds dynamism to the back row.”

London Irish welcome Rotherham Titans to the Madejski Stadium tomorrow in the Greene King IPA Championship (kick-off 3pm) with tickets available by calling 0118 968 1016 or click here to purchase online.

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