An investigation has been launched by Sport Ireland anti-doping officials after urine samples taken from GAA players, including three Westmeath hurlers, were lost on their way to Germany.
The samples were being taken by courier to the World Anti-Doping Agency laboratory in Germany when they went missing.
Aidan Walsh, P.R.O. of Westmeath County Board said it was disturbing to learn what had happened.
“The details were taken; the tests were obviously carried out and once they were gone it was outside of our control. So it’s a bit disturbing to hear that the tests for the Westmeath hurlers went missing on the way to the testing facility over in Cologne in Germany. Even though it seems to have happened before with different parties, but not with Westmeath,” he said.