With the Irish public being urged to maintain social distancing and self-isolate if required, we are increasingly looking for movies to watch, books to read and rooms to clean.

RTÉ Sport is speaking to our sports stars and asking how they're using their time and tweaking their training routines to stay fit and healthy.

Today, it's the turn of Republic of Ireland international Aine O'Gorman.


What's the first thing you do in the morning?

Eat my porridge and then make a to-do list for the day.

What’s your favourite exercise?

A burpee because it’s the best full body exercise that requires no equipment so it can be done anywhere at any time - it's a love/hate relationship! 

Is there one particular skill you practice every day?

General ball control, and I keep saying I'm going to start doing 20 minutes of yoga daily.

Netflix and chill or a nice evening jog?

Netflix and chill. I like to get my exercise in earlier to set myself up for the day, that way I’m more productive and can switch off and try to relax in the evening.

Name one book you want to read.

Recovering by Richie Sadlier

On a scale on 1 to 10, how good are your DIY skills?

Seven. I do enjoy a good flat-pack challenge

Have you a favourite pre-training meal to help you through a tough session?

Probably a baked potato and beans with two fried eggs (random I know).

Name one movie you want to watch

Dark Waters. 

What’s the best way to stave off boredom?

Make a plan, have a routine, get 30 minutes of exercise, at least 30 minutes of fresh air (maintain social distancing) and train your brain every day. Don’t be a couch potato!

Have you any tips for training at home?

Set a time every day to train. The earlier the better because it allows less time for the brain to start making excuses! All kids need is a ball and a wall.

Name one documentary you want to see.

OJ: Made In America. 

Have you discovered any new music or podcasts?

Not yet….

Is there one piece of housework you can no longer avoid?

I cleaned out the cutlery drawer today so I think I’m on top of my domestic duties now! 

Favourite room of the house to spend time in?

My sitting room, plonked in the corner of my L-shaped couch.