Senior Debut: v Connacht, December 2010, Sportsground
Heineken Cup Debut: v Racing Metro, October 2012, Stade de France
Club: Shannon RFC
International Honours: Ireland U20s
As a 20-year-old he secured a development contract after impressing for the Ireland U20s in the 2010 Six Nations and at the Junior World Cup in Argentina.
He made the move to a senior contract at the start of the 2011/12 season and played a central role in Munster's victory in the British & Irish Cup.
Butler made his Heineken Cup debut in Paris coming on as replacement against Racing Metro in October 2012 and in total made seven Heineken Cup appearances in 2012/13.
Fractured his right thumb in his first Heineken Cup start against Edinburgh in October and missed eight games before returning to the starting XV in the 22-16 win against Connacht at the end of 2013.
Suffered from a spinal concussion while playing for Shannon in January 2014 which caused him to miss four games before returning against Treviso in March.
Named on Emerging Ireland squad for tour to Romania, June 2014.
Played in Emerging Ireland’s 2014 Nations Cup winning campaign, scoring a brace of tries against Romania.
Played 16 times in the 2014/15 season, including starts in the semi-final and final of the PRO12. Left Munster for French side Pau in the summer of 2015.
|DOB||1st Dec 1990|
|Height||1.91 m (6' 3")|
|Weight||106 kg (16 st 9 lb)|