Ray Walker

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 Dr Una May, Sport Ireland’s head of anti-doping and director of ethics and participation. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Intercounty players will have gone six months without a single anti-doping test by the time collective training resumes in September, and until then t(...)

Munster prop James Cronin was handed a ban that was so meaningless as to be cynical for an anti-doping violation. Photograph: Inpho

A lifetime ago the boss pointed towards Dublin airport and barked ‘go.’ The simple instruction demanded a degree of impudence. Ask Michelle Smith, who(...)

Ray Walker: the Carlow footballer decided not to appeal his four-year suspension for a doping offence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Confirmation that Carlow footballer Ray Walker is not appealing his four-year suspension for a doping offence has brought swift closure to a case whic(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien  in action in the All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final in  Croke Park last year. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien has backed the drug testing regime for inter-county players. He was commenting on the controversy that has subsequently seen C(...)

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 (...)

Carlow footballer Ray Walker has released a statement denying he intentionally took any banned substance after receiving a four-year ban. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Blaming an anti-inflammatory medication and a lack of anti-doping education, Carlow footballer Ray Walker has admitted he inadvertently returned a pos(...)