Tyrone Kane will look to reignite his international ambitions as he moves to Munster Reds for the 2021 interprovincial campaign.
The 26 year-old has been an ever present in the all-conquering Leinster Lightning side in the eight years since the revamped competition began.
His 73 appearances is the most by a Lightning player, bettered only by the NW Warriors duo of Andy McBrine (81) and David Rankin (78.
The signing is a real boost to the playing strength of Munster, who will also have Irish internationals Curtis Campher and Gareth Delany in their ranks this season.
Kane is the only player to have taken a hat-trick in the competition, and his haul of 108 wickets at 19.65 is bettered only by Lightning skipper George Dockrell (109) and Craig Young (131).
The former Ireland U19 captain is no slouch with the bat either and his middle-order hitting will certainly add firepower to Munster Head Coach Ted Williamson’s side.
Having lost his Ireland central contract for 2021, and overlooked for the Wolves tour to Bangladesh, the new challenge could be just what Kane needs.
The Merrion man has won 10 senior caps since his debut in 2015, nine of them in T20s plus a memorable Test cap in Ireland’s maiden Test against Pakistan in 2018.
If he can hit the ground running with Munster, then it may not be too long before we see ‘TK’ back in an Irish shirt.