Una May

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Johann van Graan says Joey Carbery remains in line to play for Munster at some stage in September after recovering from ankle and wrist surgery. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

One of these days Johann van Graan will face the media without being asked about the physical wellbeing of Joey Carbery. After all, apart from the you(...)

Munster prop James Cronin: Sport Ireland, although not happy with the leniency of the suspension, decided against an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sport Ireland and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI) could potentially result in the reopenin(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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