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Sunday 20 April 2014

O'Rourke ruled out with Achilles injury

20th European Athletics Championships - Saturday 31st July...31 July 2010; Ireland's Derval O'Rourke on her way to winning silver in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final in a national record time of 12.65 sec, ahead of bronze medallist Carolin Nytra, of Germany. 20th European Athletics Championships Montju?c Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE...ABC
Derval O'Rourke on her way to winning silver in the Women's 100m Hurdles Final in a national record time of 12.65 sec, Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE...ABC

Cork sprinter Derval O'Rourke has confirmed she will not take part in the National Track and Field Championships at Santry this weekend.

The hurdler has announced via Twitter that her heel and Achilles injury is taking longer than she hoped to settle down.

In O'Rourke's absence, the favourite for the 100m hurdles title is likely to be Emerald's Sarah Lavin, who is in fine form after posting a national junior record when finishing second at the European Junior Championships in 13.34 last month.

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