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(...)

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(...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

The High Court case had opened before Mr Justice Donald Binchy on Tuesday but later adjourned for talks. Photograph: iStock

A widow who lost more than €400,000 invested in foreign properties has resolved her High Court action against a financial adviser and two related comp(...)

Brendan O’Sullivan:  served a suspension for an inadvertent violation. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A year ago this week, then Gaelic Players Association CEO Dessie Farrell sounded a warning on the issue of doping in the GAA. “We’d be naïve not to r(...)

Kerry footballer Brendan O’Sullivan: The tangled machinations of the GAA’s disciplinary system are labyrinthine enough at the best of times. Add in lawyers and Sport Ireland and doping and the weeds get thicker with every step. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The fractured nature of Brendan O’Sullivan’s suspension only serves to show how difficult it is to make any sanction stick in the GAA. The Kerry playe(...)

GPA CEO Dessie Farrell: “In this day and age it’s not acceptable that players go months and months without being reimbursed.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The Gaelic Players Association is concerned by a recent increase in difficulties for players in claiming expenses. According to CEO Dessie Farrell, (...)

David Howman: “We’ve got to get to the level of secondary school or high school principals, because they have the responsibility, not just sport.”

Drug testing of amateur and school team sports needs greater attention in global anti-doping campaigns according to David Howman, the director general(...)

Maria Sharapova claimed to have been taking meldonium for 10 years and to be unaware it was added to Wada’s prohibited-substance list. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The GAA has warned senior intercounty players that they must adhere to all revisions and updates to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) prohibited-s(...)

Dr Una May, Irish Sports Council’s Anti-Doping director:  “Regardless of what level players are playing at doping is banned.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The problem, according to the Irish Sports Council’s anti-doping director Dr Una May, is not a culture of doping in Gaelic games but the widespread u(...)

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