I have printed the part of the article before Mikey Sheehy comes in with Yerra rubbish ...
Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice claimed earlier this week that O’Sullivan received a phone call from Sport Ireland at 10am on the morning of May 12, 2016 where he was informed that he had tested positive for a banned substance and was being served with a four-year ban.
Sport Ireland anti-doping chief Dr Una May rubbished this claim, adding: “To say that we would ring him to say he had a four-year ban — why would we? In all these years, we have never had a supplement case that would lead to a four-year ban. Until you hear an athlete’s story, you can’t possibly say it’s going to be a four-year ban. That’s clearly inaccurate and incorrect.”
The war of words continued yesterday as Kerry released a statement responding to what they term “claims of misinformation” by the anti-doping boss. Kerry top-brass indicate O’Sullivan was emailed at 10.23am on the morning in question by Sport Ireland “to follow up on an earlier phone call from Dr Una May”.
“In this email, an attachment detailing his case, signed by Dr Una May, informed him that he was banned for four years until he could prove his innocence,” said the Kerry statement.
According to Kerry, the email sent to O’Sullivan on May 12 read: “Our records indicate that this would be your first ADRV [anti-doping rule violation] and therefore pursuant to Article 10.1.1 Sport Ireland shall assert that a period of ineligibility of four (4) yearsshould be imposed upon you.”
Dr May insisted in Wednesday’s Irish Examiner that information pertaining to O’Sullivan was not leaked by the oversight body and undue focus was being put on this aspect of the case given Fitzmaurice’s assertion Sport Ireland should investigate how the Kerry footballer’s failed drug test became known to a Sunday newspaper.
The Kerry statement continued: “During his press event on Monday, June 5, Eamonn Fitzmaurice did not say that Sport Ireland was responsible for the leak of Brendan O’Sullivan’s case. He merely asked where the leak came from and this is still a valid query.
“We hope that this finally concludes this protracted process.”
Note that Kerry Board say that the email was “to follow up on an earlier phone call from Dr Una May”.** They (Kerry ) are inferring the email says it was a follow up , but Una May says otherwise
Well why not release the entire email ??? That should clear it up
Think its fairly ironic, that B O'Sullivan is player on a team sponsored by Kerry Group, a global company in food flavourings , and he didn't like the taste of the coffee gel supplement. I'm sure he could have had a different flavour if he'd asked.....
The halo is slipping ,dear oh dear....