Clarification Statement By Kerry GAA

The Kerry County Board and Senior Football manager wish to react to claims of misinformation in today’s Irish Examiner by Dr Una May from Sport Ireland.

During his press event on Monday June 5th Éamonn 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.

On May 12th 2016 Brendan O’Sullivan received an email from Sport Ireland at 10:23am to follow up on an earlier phone call from Dr Una May. In this e-mail 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;

“3.1 Our records indicate that this would be your first ADRV and therefore pursuant to Article 10.1.1 Sport Ireland shall assert that a period of ineligibility of four (4) years (Article 10.1.1) should be imposed upon you.”

Depending on Brendan O’Sullivan proving his innocence, the other reduced sanctions and when they apply, are also detailed throughout section 3 on consequences.

We hope that this finally concludes this protracted process.