18 May, 11:09
IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has issued a statement following confirmation of Ronan O'Gara's decision to retire from playing professional rugby.
Quinlan was sent off, for what the referee described as verbal abuse, late in injury time of Leinster's defeat by Edinburgh in the Celtic League game in Donnybrook last week but that red card was obviously seen as adequate sanction which will come as very good news for all cocerned in Leinster ahead of tonight's difficult assignment in Belfast.
Despite the 30-33 loss coach Gary Ella has kept faith with the team that started against Edinburgh. Matt Leek is also available at out-half having recovered from a groin strain.
Leinster Lions. (v Ulster, Ravenhill, 7.30). Gordon D'Arcy; John McWeeney, Gary Brown, David Quinlan, Brendan Burke; Matthew Leek, Brian O'Riordan; John Lyne, Gavin Hickie, Emmett Byrne; Leo Cullen capt Ben Gissing; Aidan McCullen, Shane Jennings, Des Dillon Replacements: 16. Peter Coyle, 17. Dave Blaney, 18. Aidan Kearney, 19. Niall Breslin, 20. Brian O'Meara, 21. James Downey, 22. James Norton
Ulster: Bryn Cunningham; Scott Young, Ryan Constable, Shane Stewart, Tyrone Howe; Adam Larkin, Kieran Campbell; Ronan McCormack, Paul Shields, Bryan Young; Matt Mustchin, Matt McCullough; Andy Ward capt, Neil Best, Tony McWhirter Replacements: 16 - Nigel Brady, 17 - Simon Shawe, 18 - Rowan Frost, 19 - Roger Wilson, 20 - Reece Spee, 21 - Seamus Mallon, 22 - James Topping
Munster (v Glasgow, Fri. 7.30pm). Dominic Crotty; Mossie Lawlor, Mike Mullins, Jason Jones Hughes, Shaun Payne; Jeremy Staunton, Eoin Reddan; Simon Kerr, Jerry Flannery, Jody Danaher; Trevor Hogan, David Pusey; Stephen Keogh, David Wallace, Jim Williams. Replacements: Martin McPhail, Killian Keane, Mike Prendergast, Colm McMahon, Eddie Halvey, Frank Roche, Martin Cahill
Connacht (v Llanelli, Stradey Park, 7.05pm) M McHugh; M Mostyn, D Yapp T Allnutt, C McPhilips, A N Other, M Walls; R Hogan, B Jackman, B Boiroux, D Browne, A Farley, P Neville, T Carter, J O'Sullivan. Replacements: J Fogarty, A Clarke, M McCarthy, M Lacey, C Keane, A N Other, T Robinson.