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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.

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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