Limerick hurler Peter Casey has shared results of a drug test he took to clear his name after rumours swirled on social media today.

A video taken from an Instagram video showed a friend putting something into Casey's hand on a night out, leading to speculation online that it was an illicit substance.

However, as reported by the Limerick Leader, the 22-year-old has taken the extraordinary step of taking, and making public, a test taken today that found no trace of drugs in his system.

Casey insisted that the object being passed to him in the video was merely his change from a round of drinks.

In a social media post addressed to some of his team-mates he wrote: "Well boys, I'm sure ye have all seen the video on social media of me in the last few days and I'd just like to reassure ye that it's not what it looks like.

"Since it happened me and the 3 lads have completed a drugs test and results have all come back clear.

"I would like to post my own drug test results which was taken from an independent body known as EHA on the 27th of August, which shows conclusive evidence.

"We've also received video footage from the night in question which shows Evan, my friend, coming from the bar with the drinks and hands me my change.

"I would like to think that ye would all know me long enough, and well enough to know that these accusations are totally false!!

"I'd appreciate it if ye could send these videos and the picture into yere different Whatsapp groups to try and clear my name."