Inter-county GAA player fails a drug test

Inter-county GAA player fails a drug test

A Gaelic footballer in his twenties has failed a drugs test and is reportedly under investigation by the GAA Anti-Doping Hearings Committee.

The Gaelic Player’s Association issued a statement about the matter on their website today.

The statement said: “The GPA is currently advising a GAA player who has had an adverse finding as a result of an out-of-competition drug test in February of this year.

“The player in question is a trial panellist and whilst he is not a member of the GPA, the Association is nonetheless providing him with personal and professional support.”

According to a report in today’s Sunday Independent, the footballer is a fringe player from Monaghan.

The report stated the failed test is being investigated by the Irish Sports Council's Anti-Doping unit.

The GPA also said: “As the process before the GAA Anti-Doping Hearings Committee is ongoing the GPA will be making no further comment on the matter until the Hearings Committee has concluded its deliberations.

"The GPA is committed to supporting the Anti-Doping protocols."

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