Every day the people of Ireland continue to adjust to a new reality.

With no sport to occupy us, and struct measures in place to ensure the Covid-19 pandemic is contained as much as possible, these are difficult times for everyone.

But it's the people on the front line who are really going above and beyond for the greater good.

RTÉ 2fm's Game On spoke to two GAA stars who are performing their day jobs in hugely challenging circumstances while keeping ft and sharp for when the games begin again.

Veteran Dublin star Lyndsey Davey is a firefighter with Dublin Airport Fire Service. Davey had planned to retire from inter-county duty after this campaign and she's hoping she'll get the chance to say her farewells on the field of play.

"Obviously from a football perspective, everything's been put on hold," she said.

"From a work perspective it's business as usual for us. I work in the airport and we specialise in aviation emergencies. There's a still a lot of cargo flights coming and our fire service is vital for them being able to land. Our main priority is to keep the airport open and running.

"There's vital supplies coming in. Everyone is just trying to do the best they can in stressful conditions. We're very lucky to be able to contribute."

Tipp hurler Pádraic Maher is a garda. He said he's seeing first-hand a lot of positive community diligence and is striving to keep spirits high among the public. 

"We have to put the head down and keep driving on," he said. "There'd be a high degree of uncertainty (in the community). There's a lot of worry in people. They don't know what they're facing into at the moment. It's tough times for everyone. We're just there to help everyone as best we can at the moment.

"It's a massive change for us as players. We're so used to having our routine... it's very different and it's hard to get your head around it. You have to take a degree of ownership on yourself to keep your body in condition."

Both players are working hard to stay in shape, with Davey adding: "You realise how much you enjoy being part of a team set-up. It's definitely easier to stay motivated when you're going to a team session. You miss the fun and competitive element you have with the girls when you meet up. 

"I had said this was going to be my last year with Dublin. If I was to go out on this kind of note that would be unfortunate. Hopefully that won't be the case. It's one of those things, we'll see what happens down the line."

Maher admitted a knockout championship would be a mouthwatering prospect that could well save the summer but was also keen to reiterate the real priority right now: staying safe and listening to the appropriate advice.

"I can imagine how exciting that would be for the spectators," he said of a championship shootout.

"There'd be so much on the line, it'd be great for every county and every supporter if you had that to look forward to through these tough times.

"It'd be tough on the players on alright, in terms of you'd only get one chance at it, but we're in a privileged position to be able to wear the county jersey. It would be a fascinating spectacle for all involved.

 "We're seeing what's going  on in the world at the moment. That gives a lot of perspective. When it does come back please God to a bit of normality down the line, we'll enjoy it more... enjoy it and take it for what it is.

"Everyone is finding it tough at the moment. We're looking after each other by staying away from each other. I can see it daily that people are adhering it mostly. If we can nail this now, we'll get back to reality. That's what we all want."