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This year
# Signed Up
Jamie Osborne and Jack Conan sign new Leinster contracts
Both players have penned new deals with the province.
# New Deal
Jim Crawford signs contract extension until 2025 as Ireland U21 head coach
Assistant coaches John O’Shea and Alan Reynolds also sign extensions.
Last year
# New Deal
Steve Cooper signs new Forest contract after speculation over his future
The manager was reported to be facing the sack earlier this week after a run of five successive Premier League defeats.
# Contract Extension
Ireland striker Kiernan handed new deal at Liverpool
The 23-year-old enjoyed an excellent debut season with the Reds.
# u-turn
New Zealand-born prop Robertson-McCoy agrees new deal at Connacht
The province announced in May that the 28-year-old would be departing this summer.
# promising youngster
Burnley hand Limerick teenager Costelloe new deal after finishing top scorer for U23s
The 19-year-old scored 12 goals in all competitions and featured on the bench in the Premier League last season.
# brown and gold
Meath's Conor Nash signs two-year extension at Hawthorn
The new deal will take him up to the end of the 2024 season.
# New Deal
'It has the feel of unfinished business' - Ulster head coach McFarland signs contract extension
The Englishman will remain in charge until at least 2025.
# New Deal
James Milner signs new one-year contract to stay at Liverpool on reduced wages
The 36-year-old’s current deal was due to expire this month.
# Earlsy
Keith Earls signs contract extension until 2023 World Cup
‘This Ireland squad haven’t shied away from stating their ambition for the World Cup and I want to continue to be a part of that journey.’
# return of the mack
Mack Hansen says committing future to Connacht 'was a no-brainer'
The Ireland international will stay at Connacht until at least 2025.
# New Deal
Dan Sheehan, Harry Byrne and Ryan Baird commit to Leinster
The trio of up-and-comers are the latest players to sign contract extensions with the province.
All time
# New Deal
Healy's contract talks with Munster 'heading in the right direction'
The 22-year-old is due to be out of contract at the end of the current season.
# sticking around
Southgate rewarded for England's progress with contract extension until 2024
Under the 51-year-old, England have reached the World Cup semi-finals and only lost out on Euro 2020 after a penalty shootout.
# New Deal
'Influential' Bolger commits to Sligo Rovers for 2022 season
‘I’m signing because I really believe in what we have here,’ the League of Ireland stalwart said.
# Contract
'He's one of the best in the world' - Munster hope to keep De Allende
The Springboks centre is out of contract next summer.
# Rising Star
One of Europe's most sought-after strikers refuses to sign new deal at Fiorentina
21-year-old Serbian striker Dusan Vlahvoic has been linked with a number of the continent’s top clubs.
# New Deal
Sky become Irish women's team first-ever standalone shirt sponsor
CEO Jonathan Hill describes it as ‘a landmark announcement for the FAI.’
# long-term contract
'I want to be here as long as possible' - Liverpool captain Henderson agrees new deal
The England midfielder joined the Reds from Sunderland a decade ago, and has gone on to become one of the most successful players in the club’s history.
# Tied down
John Stones signs contract extension at Manchester City until 2026
The 26-year-old England defender joined the club in 2016.
# New Deal
Son Heung-min commits future to Tottenham
The 29-year-old has scored 107 goals in 280 appearances for Spurs.
# Signed Up
'I'm very happy where I am' - Furlong plays down concerns over length of new contract
The tighthead finally agreed a new deal with the IRFU this week.
# Contract Extension
Man United hand injury-prone defender Bailly new deal that runs to 2024
There had been speculation that the Ivorian international would be leaving Old Trafford as he has struggled to hold down a regular place.
# New Deal
Alun Wyn Jones signs contract extension with Wales and Ospreys
The Wales captain is one of the most decorated players in Welsh rugby history.
# New Deal
IRFU confirms new one-year contract extension for Johnny Sexton
The 35-year-old is the current Ireland captain.
# teenage talent
Greenwood vows to repay Man United after penning new four-year deal
The 19-year-old has been at the Premier League club since the age of seven.
# New Deal
Andy Friend signs extension as Connacht head coach
Friend has signed a two-year contract extension.
# Extension
Ulster confirm new deals for Baloucoune, Marshall, Sexton and O'Connor
The 23-year-old is currently sidelined with a hamstring issue but previously trained with Ireland.
# teenage dreams
Irish striker Adam Idah commits his future to Norwich City
‘Since I’ve come here, I’ve loved every moment of it,’ the Cork star said after signing a new deal.
# Contract Extension
Arsenal tie down club captain and star striker Aubameyang to new deal
In an Instagram video, the Gabon international announced that he wants to become a Gunners legend.
# el loco
Bielsa announces new Leeds deal ahead of Premier League opener against Liverpool
The Argentine coach and his newly-promoted side take on the champions at Anfield on Saturday evening.
# New Deal
Ireland's Aaron Connolly earns new four-year contract with Brighton
The 20-year-old Galway man scored three Premier League goals this season.
# Extension
Man United reward in-form Matic with new three-year deal
The 31-year-old Serbian midfielder has extended his stay at Old Trafford until 2023.
# New Deal
'Respectful' Folau rewarded with contract extension by Catalan Dragons
The 31-year-old was sacked by Rugby Australia in May 2019 over a homophobic social media post.
# New Deal
Republic of Ireland international Jarrett signs new contract with Brighton
The 25-year-old initially joined the English club in January.
# Signed Up
Man United reward McTominay with new five-year deal
‘All I have ever known is United,’ says the Scotland international.
# All Blacks
Blues captain Tuipulotu the latest Kiwi to pen new deal until next World Cup
The 27-year-old lock helped his side to a win over the Hurricanes yesterday.
# talented youngster
Ireland underage midfielder rewarded with four-year Southampton deal after making debut
20-year-old Will Smallbone has been at the club since the age of eight.
# Contract Extension
'You haven't seen the best of me yet' - Man City hand Ireland defender Campbell new one-year deal
The 26-year-old has endured a really tough time with injuries in recent seasons.
# New Deal
'Outstanding professional' Long handed two-year contract extension by Southampton
The 33-year-old has been tied down by the Premier League club until the summer of 2022.