Related case: ISADAP 2017 ISADDP Appeal Decision 20164962 - Appeal May 31, 2017 In May 2016 Sport Ireland (Spórt Éireann) has reported an anti-doping rule violation against the Athlete IS-4962 after his A and B samples tested positive for the prohibited substance Methylhexaneamine (dimethylpentylamine). After notification a provisional suspension was ordered. The Athlete filed a statement in his defence, he did not accept the sanction proposed by Sport Ireland and was heard for the GAA Anti-Doping Hearing Committee. The Athlete admitted the violation and denied the intentional use of the substance. He stated that had used a number of supplements provided by the regular nutritionist. Because he didn’t like the caffeine gel he purchased caffeine tablets Falcon Labs Oxy Burn Pro recommended by a casual friend. He asserted that he researched the ingredients of the product on the internet before using and mentioned these caffeine tablets on the Doping Control Form. In fact the Oxy Burn Pro contained the prohibited substance as source of the positive test and it was not mentioned on the label of the product. He didn’t consult the nutritionist nor his general practitioner about the new product. The Athlete mentioned the lack of anti-doping information he received and the Hearing Committee finds that there was a confusing situation at the Kerry County Board about what players were told and the level of anti-doping instruction and education provided to the players. The Committee considers that the Athlete’s violation was not intentional, that he researched the product before using, admitted the violation and explained how the substance came into his system. The Athlete’s conduct showed also that he was educated enough to be aware of the existence of doping and the need to check his supplements. However he purchased the supplement following the recommendation of a casual friend and failed to consult the nutritionist or his own general practitioner about this product. Establishing No Significant Fault or Negligence for the Athlete’s conduct the GAA Anti-Doping Hearing Committee decides on 27 February 2017 to impose a 6 month period of ineligibility on the Athlete IS-4962. The sanction will start on the date of the provisional suspension, . 13 May 2016 and is without the 11 weeks he has already served.