Munster hooker Sean Henry has signed a two-year contract with Irish province Connacht, moving to the Sportsground next season.
The Sligo-born hooker has been with Munster for the last three years. Henry represented Connacht at Youths and U20 level before moving to Limerick. His performance in the number two jersey earned him a place in the Munster Academy in 2010.
He has impressed at British & Irish Cup level and was the starting hooker in the 2010 B&I Cup Final. He was also a member of the squad that captured the B&I Cup title last season. He earned his sixth cap for Munster during the 2013 opener earlier this month against Cardiff Blues.
"We are delighted to have been able to bring Sean back to his home province and have no doubt he will bring real quality to our squad and increase the competition for a place at hooker," said Connacht CEO Tom Sears.
"He was very highly regarded at Munster and it is great news that he sees his future with Connacht."