SUNDERLAND captain John O’Shea has signed a two-year contract extension with the club, extending his stay until 2017.
The 33-year-old defender has made over 100 league appearances for the Black Cats since he joined from Manchester United in 2011.
O’Shea said: ”Since I arrived at Sunderland, I have enjoyed every minute and I'm really happy that I can continue here for another two years.
"To captain a club like this and to play in front of our fantastic supporters is a huge honour and I look forward to showing my commitment to the club on the pitch in the years to come.”
He made his 100th appearance for Ireland earlier this week, netting the equaliser in their Euro 2016 qualifying draw against Germany in Gelsenkirchen.
O'Shea became the sixth player to complete a century of caps for Ireland.