Anti Doping

Anti – Doping Section

The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, and is characterised, amongst other values, by ethics, fair play, honesty, health and respect for, and compliance with, the spirit and letter of rules and laws. Comhairle Fó-Thuinn’s policy is that doping is contrary to the spirit of sport and every member has a duty to ensure that the sport is free of doping.

All club personnel have a responsibility to ensure that club members are aware of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules and that there is an atmosphere supporting a drug free sport within the club. A complete copy of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules are available at

This page provides up-to-date information from World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Irish Sports Council, CMAS and CFT rules and regulations in the area of doping.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport. WADA works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.  WADA has developed a simple reference guide, in the way of a leaflet, outlining the health consequences of using doping substances:
Dangers of Doping leaflet »


International Federation Rules

CFT must adhere to the rules of our International Federation CMAS

Full details on the International Federation Anti-Doping Programme are available at

Athletes/Squad members attending International Events need to check in particular the regulations regarding TUE requirements of the International Federation in relation to competing at International Events, for e.g. if an Irish Sports Council TUE Certificate of Approval is accepted or if an athlete needs to re-apply to the International Federation etc.  Athletes should verify the rules and regulations with their medical officer/ team manager or Anti-Doping Officer Aoife Hoey.

Further Information

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Who to ask for further information?

For any queries regarding anti-doping in CFT please contact the Anti-Doping Officer for CFT




The Irish Sports Council Anti-Doping Unit can be contacted at:
Anti Doping Unit
Irish Sports Council
Top Floor, Block A
Westend Office Park,

Dublin 15.

Tel: 00353 1 8608800
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