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The Camogie Association believe that doping is contrary to the spirit of FAIR PLAY and members have a responsibility to ensure that our sport is free of doping. Anti-doping compliance is detailed in Section 26 of the Official Guide Part 1

  1. To uphold and preserve the ethics of sport.
  2. To safeguard the physical health and mental integrity of players.
  3. To ensure that all competitors have an equal chance. The Irish Anti-Doping Rules are available at Sport Ireland Anti-Doping The following information highlights key areas regarding anti-doping.


The Camogie Association advises members to read the Anti-Doping Rules and to understand their responsibilities under these rules. The consequences of not adhering to Anti-Doping Rules can be severe for players and their support personnel; therefore, it is critical that any questions/concerns be clarified with either the Camogie Association or Sport Ireland. The Camogie Association run Anti-Doping workshops to facilitate the development and delivery of a quality education programme for all the major stakeholders.

1. The Irish Anti-Doping Rules

2. The World Anti-Doping Code 2021 

3. How to check your medications

1. Beta 2 agonists in Asthma Management e.g. Ventolin or Seretide

2. Pseudoephedrine in Cold and Flu medication (Nurofen, Lemsip etc.)

4. Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) recently published the 2022 Prohibited List (include link). The latest edition of the list comes into effect on January 1st 2022. Inter County players, teams, medical and support personnel must familiarise themselves with the changes in 2022 Prohibited List and can do so in the Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes document (include link).

In particular, there are important updates to the permitted usage of salbutamol and glucocorticoids. WADA have issued a paper (include Link) on the use of Glucocorticoids in athletes and the general requirements of a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). This document will assist in understanding if a TUE is required in the event of glucocorticoid use.

5. Supplement Use in Sport Guidelines 

6. What happens in a drug test/doping control? 

7. Camogie Association Intercounty Anti – Doping eLearning Module 2021:

Steps below to assist players in accessing module on :

  1. Ensure you have a profile set up on before accessing module
  2. Then go to
  3. Enrolment key is cleansport
  4. Complete ‘Select Your County’ section and then the ‘Anti-doping Module’
  5. When all passed your certificate will be available to access at bottom of the main module page
  6. Forward a copy of your certificate to your county secretary or designated representative

WADA Prohibited List 2022

8. New Testing Method – Dried Blood Spot Testing

Sport Irelands Anti-Doping Unit are now also collecting samples by means of Dried Blood Spots (DBS). DBS is an innovative testing method that collects just a few drops of blood from an athlete’s fingertip or upper arm. This is an additional testing method approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Sport Ireland will continue to collect both urine and venous blood samples. However, you may also be subject to testing using DBS as an additional sample collection method.

Please see the short, informative fact sheet on DBS which details the sample collection process. All Camogie players should read this so that they are familiar with the DBS process.

You can also click on the ‘play’ icon at the top of page 2 of the factsheet to view a short video.

DBS Factsheet

9. 2024 WADA Prohibited List Update

Sport Ireland & WADA have issued the following advisory notes in relation to changes for 2024:

  • Tramadol Update for 2024 – The narcotic, “Tramadol” is prohibited in competition, effective January 1st, 2024. Additional information on this can be found in the below 2024 Summary of Major Modifications & Explanations
  • The Washout Period is confirmed as being 24 hours prior to the beginning of the in-competition period
  • If Tramadol is used within 24 hours prior to the start of the in-competition period, athletes should be aware that there is a risk that their testing sample collected in-competition could return positive.

Please find below links to key 2024 WADA Documents –

10. Medicine Checker Websites

  • Your attention is drawn to the new Sport Ireland medicine checker website, launched in 2023. This resource is where athletes can now check the status of all medication purchased in the 26 counties –
  • Athletes in the 6 counties should use the following checker website –

A reminder that all athletes should check the status of all medicines before consumption.

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