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O'LEARY IN CONTENTION.

HAVING fully recovered from the eye injury sustained on Ireland duty during the Six Nations, Tomas O'Leary is back into contention for Munster selection this week and could feature against the Ospreys on Saturday.

The 27-year old scrum-half, left, damaged his eye during a fitness session in Dublin last month when the strap of a sled failed, recoiled and struck him in the face.

He missed Ireland's last game of the tournament against England as a result, and has also missed Munster's last four games.

However, the Cork man has played a full part in training this week and will come into the equation for Saturday's trip to Swansea.

Alternatively, he could play a part in a Munster 'A' match against Moseley due to take place in Birmingham on the same day, a fixture which was recently arranged to ensure the entire squad is kept ticking over.

"It's unfortunate that there aren't many AIL club games during the April and May," explained assistant coach Anthony Foley yesterday. "We have to scrape a few games to make sure fellas are match fit. Hopefully some of our guys coming back from injury will feature in that game too."

Meanwhile, Johne Murphy was due to see a specialist yesterday evening in relation to the eye injury he picked up during last Saturday's 13-6 victory over the Scarlets in Wales.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 20, 2011
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