John Treacy

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Munster’s James Cronin: As a professional rugby player, he should have been more quizzical about what he was taking. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ideally, one imagines, James Cronin, Munster and the Champions Cup organisers, EPCR, would like the case surrounding the player’s one-month suspension(...)

James Cronin in action for Munster against Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport Ireland has until Monday, May 18th to appeal the James Cronin doping violation decision. Following an EPCR disciplinary process, Cronin was su(...)

James Cronin in action for Munster against Saracens. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

This is the worst time imaginable to have tested positive for a banned substance. There is no sport to turn the page. No arrival of cheating Saracens (...)

Munster prop James Cronin received a one-moth ban after failing an anti-doping test following his side’s  Champions Cup draw with Racing 92 at Thomond Park last November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Every anti-doping report comes across as a gentle stand-off between certain realities and perceptions and the latest edition from Sport Ireland is no (...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. ‘We don’t think we have a huge doping culture in Ireland, but we always have to be vigilant, and we will continue to be vigilant.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish sport does not have “a huge doping culture” according to Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Of 1,303 anti-doping tests carried out in (...)

Cumin Clancy, Jimmy Reardon and John Joe Barry, the original trio of American scholarship athletes, at Villanova University in the spring  of 1949.

“Are you John Joe Barry?” he was asked, after answering the phone at some ungodly hour at his apartment in suburban Philadelphia. “I am,” he replied,(...)

 Tom O’Riordan from Tralee CBS winning the senior boys mile at the 1956 Irish Schools Athletics Championships at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.

The plan was to sit back until the last 300m and then kick blindly to the line. There was no sure or best way of winning, only the dream way, and when(...)

John Treacy speaking at Government Buildings on Friday at the launch of the #InThisTogether wellbeing initiative. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy has admitted the reintroduction of contact sports will “be a lot trickier” when it comes to any Government e(...)

Tipperary’s Paul Curran fouls Richie Power of Kilkenny to give away a penalty during last year’s All-Ireland SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Government has kicked big ticket sports events down the road following Tuesday’s edict that bans mass gatherings of 5,000 people or more due to th(...)

James Cronin in action for Munster in the Champions Cup game against Racing 92 at Thomond Park back in November. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sport Ireland will “review” the James Cronin doping violation decision before deciding if sufficient grounds exist to appeal the Munster prop’s one-mo(...)

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