Ross Molony and Jack O’Donoghue will be key men for Ireland Under-20s against England in their Junior World Cup semi-final in North Harbour, New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ringrose clan, St Michael’s College and UCD can take the most satisfaction from this odyssey. That’s what any journey to the penultimate stages o(...)

Ian Madigan goes over for the only try of the RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final against Ulster at the  RDS. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster 13 Ulster 9: Ian Madigan emerged as the match-winner for Leinster as his 72nd minute try decided Saturday evening’s attritional RaboDirect Pr(...)

Quinn Roux takes the place of the injured Mike McCarthy in the Leinster side to take on Ulster in the RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final at the RDS on Saturday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Quinn Roux will start alongside Devin Toner in the Leinster secondrow for Saturday night’s RaboDirect Pro12 semi-final against Ulster at the RDS after(...)

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris has sustained another ankle injury. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris will sit out Friday’s game over Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun after he “sustained an ankle injury in training this wee(...)

 Tommy Bowe plays at centre for Ulsteragainst Connacht at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

Considering Ulster are struck down by a rash of injuries, while resting Darren Cave and Stephen Ferris, Connacht (...)

 Tommy Bowe is tackled by Saracens’ Owen Farrell. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho

Tommy Bowe will start at outside centre for Ulster as the Province return to RaboDirect PRO12 action, against Connacht at Ravenhill tomorrow n(...)

 Jared Payne is given a  red card by referee Jerome Garces as Johann Muller looks on. Photograph: Inpho

Out of Ulster’s defeat sprung a debate over penalising the injury or the action. As Jared Payne left Ravenhill in disbelief after being shown t(...)

Ulster’sTommy Bowe: “Everybody told me with your groin you can come back and hurt it and then you’re out for the season. But I knew there was still a huge amount of the current season and obviously it’s now Saracens.” Photograph: Inpho

JOHNNY WATTERSON Tommy Bowe. People love for what he’s not. He’s not fire and ice, a sm(...)

Ruan Pienaar is expected to resume the goal-kicking duties against Saracens.

Ulster scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar will return for tomorrow evening’s home Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens (kick-off 6.30pm). Pienaar ha(...)

Andrew Trimble scores a try against Benetton Treviso at Ravenhill, one of two the winger has scored for Ulster thus far in this year’s Heineken Cup campaign. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

The mind gym is what Joe Schmidt calls it. It’s the place where Andrew Trimble has been working out. Shifting loads, arm curling with the best and (...)