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#SPORT IRELAND

# sport-ireland - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'Where does the international fight against doping in sport go from here?' - Sport Ireland

John Treacy has released a statement to criticise Wada’s decision to reinstate Russia.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'It's another slap in the face to clean athletes around the world'

Sport Ireland are among those to join opposition to WADA’s plan to reinstate Russia.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Sport Ireland confirm Dublin Marathon runner's anti-doping violation

Natasha Yaremczuk has received a 14-month ban as a result.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

'You should have seen the look on the players' faces': Cricket Ireland open new €700,000 training centre

The first phase of the project is complete, but the big piece of the jigsaw remains the development of a national stadium.

# sport-ireland - Monday 13 August, 2018

Hockey the big winner as breakdown of additional €1.5 million funding revealed

17 national sporting bodies to benefit from injection of funding ahead of 2020 Olympics.

# sport-ireland - Friday 3 August, 2018

Irish boxer handed four-month ban after failing test due to cannabis use

Evan Metcalfe has appealed the decision, which also saw him stripped of his National Elite title.

# sport-ireland - Friday 20 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues' Rio Olympics

Olympic Council has €300,000 funding approved on basis it's not to be used on 'legacy issues'

Last year, €300,000 of government funding was withheld.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'This is a bully-boy tactic from Sport Ireland:' Kerry great Sheehan slams decision to withhold grants

Five-time All-Ireland winner Bryan Sheehan also believes that drug-testing inter-county players at home is ‘a step too far.’

# sport-ireland - Friday 1 June, 2018

'Sport Ireland have no right to withhold these funds': GPA hit out as 'unfathomable' grant stand-off intensifies

‘It is unfathomable why Sport Ireland consider these new measures to be necessary,’ read a GPA statement.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Cork star calls for grants to be paid to GAA players after dispute over home doping tests

Diarmuid O’Sullivan has warned that a solution is needed before it escalates into something far more serious.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Just 12 Irish athletes receive maximum funding for 2018

That’s four fewer than in 2017.

# sport-ireland - Friday 2 February, 2018

Sport Ireland must wait on IRFU invitation to carry out anti-doping in schools rugby

Dr Una May, head of Sport Ireland’s anti-doping, says it is now considered a ‘high risk’ area.’

# sport-ireland - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Sport Ireland maintains existing Government funding levels of €20 million

The announcement was made by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin at the National Indoor Arena this morning.

# sport-ireland - Friday 15 December, 2017

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Jessica Harrington crowned 2017 Sportswoman of the Year

The horse trainer also won the Irish Gold Cup and Punchestown Gold Cup this year.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Ireland U19 player sent home after refusing to take blood test

Thomas Byrne had previously featured in the side’s 0-0 draw with Azerbaijan.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Sport Ireland issue Irish boxing with funding cut threat

“Significant issues of concern” remain at the IABA.

Kerry GAA react to Sport Ireland chief's 'claims of misinformation' over O'Sullivan case

Kerry hope the statement will conclude the ‘protracted process’.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Banned substance MHA not among ingredients in supplement taken by Kerry footballer

Sport Ireland have released another statement regarding Brendan O’Sullivan’s failed drugs test.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Boxing funding cut €200k as review finds Rio failures were down to 'fundamental weaknesses'

Sport Ireland’s 212-page ‘Rio Review’ was published today.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 2 March, 2017

'Talented' motocross rider banned for 4 years following positive cocaine test

Ross Fanning failed a drugs test following a race in July 2016.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 26 January, 2017

Video: A look inside the new state-of-the-art National Indoor Arena The Big Reveal This post contains videos

Video: A look inside the new state-of-the-art National Indoor Arena

It’s a seriously impressive facility.

# sport-ireland - Friday 6 January, 2017

Minister for Sport Shane Ross vows to tackle 'disturbing' MMA

The sport has split the nation, particularly since the death of Joao Carvalho in April.

# sport-ireland - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'You don't go to European Championships to race a Kenyan team. It's fundamentally wrong'

Athletics Ireland have expressed its concern over the IAAF’s eligibility rules.

# sport-ireland - Monday 12 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Sports bodies to be fined if their boards don't comply with new gender quota rules All Change

Sports bodies to be fined if their boards don't comply with new gender quota rules

Groups will have 2-3 years to implement the new rules.

# sport-ireland - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Liam Harbison takes over charges as the new Director of the Sport Ireland Institute

The current CEO of Paralympics Ireland takes up the role in early February.

# sport-ireland - Monday 8 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time for Mixed Martial Arts to be recognised as a legitimate sport in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for Mixed Martial Arts to be recognised as a legitimate sport in Ireland?

An RTÉ report today suggests the Irish Martial Arts Commission is firmly against recognising MMA as a sport here.

# sport-ireland - Friday 22 July, 2016

One-year ban announced for ex-Shels midfielder due to anti-doping violation

Craig Walsh explains that he took “a small amount of cocaine” resulting from a severe gambling addiction.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Ladies gaelic games to receive a €1 million government investment over the next two years

The funding, provided through Sport Ireland, will be distributed among ladies football and camogie.

# sport-ireland - Friday 6 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie A regulatory body for MMA in Ireland now looks very much on the cards Regulators Mount Up

A regulatory body for MMA in Ireland now looks very much on the cards

Sports minister Michael Ring says a governing body for the sport would be “welcomed” by MMA itself.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Sport Ireland vows to work with Government to regulate MMA in Ireland

The governing body of Irish sport also added that it will not be conducting an investigation into the death of Joao Carvalho.

# sport-ireland - Friday 8 April, 2016

'It's a long road they'd have to travel': why MMA is not recognised by Sport Ireland MMA

'It's a long road they'd have to travel': why MMA is not recognised by Sport Ireland

Sport Ireland has been conducting anti-doping tests on Irish MMA fighters even though the sport isn’t yet recognised by the body.

# sport-ireland - Thursday 7 April, 2016

Sport Ireland driving to improve education after one positive PED test in 2015

Two of the three positive tests last year were for a cocaine metabolite, and one of those cases is still pending.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

GAA confirms it will start blood testing in 2016

Previously the organisation had only tested urine samples.

# sport-ireland - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Boxing chiefs wanted Billy Walsh to seek written permission to speak to the media, claims Mulvey

Kieran Mulvey was speaking ahead of his appointment as Chairman of Sport ireland.

# sport-ireland - Monday 19 October, 2015

IABA insist they did their 'utmost' to retain Billy Walsh's services

Sport Ireland have also suggested they made “every effort” to prevent the acclaimed coach from leaving.