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League Of Ireland Player Has Tested Positive For A Banned Substance

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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A League of Ireland has tested positive for a banned substance, believed to be cocaine.


The name of the player has yet to be revealed. The positive test was taken after a match last month and the player has not played since.

The League has seen two previous bans in the past. Former Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick's Athletic goalkeeper Barry Ryan tested positive for cocaine in 2003 and was banned for fifteen months, a tariff which was reduced to nine months on appeal.

In 2012, Dundalk player Shane Grimes tested positive positive for MHA and received an eight month suspension. The Irish Sports Council accepted that he had made a mistake by consuming the stimulant in an energy drink called Jack3d.

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