Leinster back Fionn Carr will return to former province Connacht for the beginning of the 2013/14 season on a two-year deal.
The former Newbridge College Schools Cup representative first joined Connacht in 2008 where he established himself as one of the most exciting young backs in the country, racking up 73 Connacht caps over his three seasons with the province.
In the process, the explosive winger, who also plays at full-back, earned the title of 'Connacht's all-time leading try scorer' with 34 tries (170 points); a record he still holds.
His pace and agility caught the attention of other clubs and Carr left the Sportsground in 2011 for a short spell with Leinster. Over the last two seasons, he has scored seven tries for Leinster in 25 starts and 8 appearances as a replacement.
Carr, aged 27, has represented Ireland at Schools, U19 and U21 level, including five games in the U21 World Championship. He has two Ireland 'A' caps, having played against Canada and England.
"I'm delighted to have re-signed for Connacht. I thouroughly enjoyed my three seasons there and I can't wait to get back to the club and continue to improve my game," said Carr.
"I can see that there is fantastic work being done at Connacht both on and off the field. I'm really looking forward to being part of that again and contributing to the growing success over the next couple of seasons."
"Everyone at Connacht is delighted to be welcoming Fionn back to the Sportsground," said Connacht CEO Tony Sears.
"He enjoyed huge success here in his first spell and we are confident he will hit those heights again and make a big impact next season. He is a proven try scorer with the ability to do something special and he will add more quality to the hugely talented back line we have.
"Fionn's recruitment is one of several key signings we anticipate making in the coming weeks and months."