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 Ireland rugby international and former Clare footballer/camóg Eimear Considine.


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

Snooze my alarm and then check my phone.

What’s your favourite exercise?

Pull-ups.

Is there one particular skill you practice every day?

When I’m training I always work on my aerial skills. As a full-back it’s very important.

Netflix and chill or a nice evening jog?

Netflix & chill 100%.

Name one book you want to read.

I want to finally finish reading Range by David Epstein.

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

2 - I think I’d just about manage to paint a wall or a fence but that’s about it.

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

Pancakes 


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Name one movie you want to watch.

Any of the Lord of the Rings series, I’ve never seen any.

What’s the best way to stave off boredom?

Cook or find something to clean - there’s always something to be done or it’s always nearly a meal time! 

Do you have you any tips for training at home?

Try to improvise with what equipment you have. There’s lots that can be done with steps or a chair.

Name one documentary you want to see.

The Aaron Hernandez Documentary (Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez).

Have you discovered any new music or podcasts?

To try and keep my Irish up while not at work I’ve been listening to An Spota Dubh it’s a sports podcast as Gaeilge.

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

My wardrobe and drawers don’t close properly so they’re due a clear out.

Favourite room of the house to spend time in?

The sitting-room for a bit of rest and relaxation. Also, currently my home gym!