Derval O’Rourke with her silver medal from the 2006 European Championships in Gothenburg. O’Rourke is in line to claim another medal retrospectively from the 2013 Indoor European Championships, also in Gothenburg. She finished fourth in the final but race winner Nevin Yanit subsequently tested positive. Photograph: David Sleator

The Irish Sports Council aiding the fight against athletes who are prepared to cheat

 James McGee celebrates after winning his match against  Egyptian number one Mohamed Safwat at Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Irish number one defeats Egypt’s Mohamed Safwat in straight sets

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

‘ I think he penalised the injury instead of the actual action’

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

Ulster winger keen to put injuries in past and drive province to Heineken Cup semi-final

Monkstown, having beaten Banbridge 4-1 last week, will probably go into the tournament as favourites

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 winger has had a new lease of live under new Ireland coach Joe Schmidt

Ulster backrow Chris Henry brings home the spoils after Ireland’s Six  Nations triumph last month. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Lacklustre performance against Cardiff last week does not dampen Ulster backrow’s optimism

Ulster’s Ruan Pienaar goes off with a shoulder injury sustained against Scarlets in the Pro12 last month. Photograph: Inpho.

Mark Anscombe excited by the challenge of taking on Saracens for a place in last four

Rhy Priestland returns to the Scarlets side after his  Six Nations Championship campaign with Wales. Photograph: Inpho.

The Irish province are looking for their fifth successive win when they travel to Llanelli

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