Clontarf have confirmed that Irish international Curtis Campher is joining the club from YMCA.

The 24 year-old has won 89 caps since his debut in 2020, and was an integral part of the YM side that won the All-Ireland T20 and Leinster Premiership. 

"We're delighted Curtis has decided to move to Castle Avenue," said captain eoghan Delany.

"The on-field boost needs no explaining - he has turned in regular performances literally since the day he pulled on an Irish shirt.

"More importantly, rubbing shoulders with a player of his calibre is priceless learning for all players, young and old.

"I hope the club will be a place of welcome downtime in between his representative duties and I know all members look forward to welcoming him once the season kicks off."

Thos positive sentiments were echoed by Head Coach Andrew Poynter, who added.

"To add a player with his skills, experience and want to be involved around the club is amazing.

"For any player that gets to train and play with international players, they are going to improve, and go from strength to strength."

Also joining from YM are Daniel Swift and Mitchell Thompson.

While the loss of th trio is obviously a blow to YM, it's not been all doom and gloom for the Claremont club whose future seemed doomed a few weeks ago.

They have managed to save their first and second XI's, playing their home matches in the latter part of the season, having secured a short-term lease.