RTÉ Sport understands that an inter-county Gaelic footballer has failed a drugs test after being tested earlier this year. 

As part of Sport Ireland's anti-doping programme, the player in question, who is in his 30s, failed the test following an Allianz League game in February. 

RTÉ Sport also understands the player is appealing the outcome of said test. Any appeal to Sport Ireland could take up to three months. 

The maximum suspension in relation to a failed drugs test is four years.