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GPA appeal for privacy for banned Carlow footballer

The Gaelic Players Association have issued a statement regarding the four-year ban for Ray Walker.

Statement on anti-doping violation by Carlow footballer Ray Walker

The Gaelic Players Association were notified of an alleged anti-doping rule violation by Carlow footballer Ray Walker on March 30th and of a provisional 4-year suspension for the player.

The player decided to represent himself and responded directly to Sport Ireland.

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We will continue to offer the player personal support and we appeal for his privacy at this time.

The GPA is fully supportive of the Sport Ireland anti-doping programme to promote clean sport and protect the integrity of our games. We will continue to work to ensure the GAA deliver robust education to all inter-county players and to support the Sport Ireland National Testing Programme.

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