County board rejects online claims Donegal players no-showed drugs test

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The Donegal County Board has this evening rejected claims made online that Donegal senior football players received fines for failing to turn up to a mandatory drugs test last year.

The board says that the headlines which appeared in one online news publication is totally untrue.

In a statement released to Highland Radio, the county board said it was also misleading to claim that three players have been identified - adding that CLG Dhún na nGall co-operate fully with the Irish Sports Council at all times in arranging drugs tests, and the normal practice is that two players are randomly selected to participate in the drugs tests.

The board says representatives of the Irish Sports Council attempted to carry out a drugs test on CLG Dhún na nGall Senior Footballers at Robert Emmet Park, Castlefin on April 4th 2013 at 6.40pm. On that particular evening, training had been moved from Castelfin to MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, at the last minute, and the ISC had not been notified of the change of venue.

As a result CLG Dhún na nGall received a fine of €750.