Una May

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The  National Governing Body and High Performance Funding of Sport Ireland. ‘It’s a complex area when it comes to going into a school and to underage athletes.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport Ireland insists it is not in a position to carry out anti-doping within schools rugby, even if it wanted to. Although now considering it a “h(...)

“It used to get him bad tempered and act down said his wife. He used to pick on me. But now he’s stopped he’s much better in our sex life and in our general life.” Photograph: Murray Close/Getty Images

Withnail & I showed up again on my new smartbox during the week, and, yes, just like the finest wines available to humanity, it seems to get even (...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was strange how the goodwill that pervaded Wednesday’s Oireachtas hearing into sport in Ireland almost always came back to the ill winds of fiscal(...)

 Irish middleweight boxer Michael O’Reilly in action in Baku in 2015. An investigation into O’Reilly’s failed doping test  at the Rio Games may not be completed for months. File photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

An investigation into the failed doping test by Irish middleweight boxer Michael O’Reilly at the Rio Games may not be completed for months, according (...)

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(...)

Aidan O’Mahony had medical reasons for taking Salbutamol. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

In a way the biggest surprise about the news that a GAA player is being investigated for a failed dope test is that this has happened so rarely.In the(...)

The general consensus in schools is ‘no supplements allowed’ but the temptation remains for those unlikely to experience this level of competition again. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

“Everyone has a personal gold medal. That might be just making the First XV of your high school rugby team. “These drugs are rife – you can get(...)

The Biathlon Men’s Relay at the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Photograph:  Vianney Thibaut/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Irish athletes at this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi competed alongside Russian athletes who have admitted taking drugs that have now been placed o(...)

Sign on a wall in Thurles notifying players of a drug-testing station. “We don’t believe we have a problem. But that’s because we continue to educate players,” said director of games administration Fergal McGill. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA does not have a doping problem. The highlighted figures prove as much. One positive test since 2001 and that was dismissed, on medical grounds(...)