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 Bohs midfielder Keith Ward.

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

I get up at 10am, have breakfast and then go for a quick 15-minute jog around the estate and head back to my room for some Netflix.

What's your favourite exercise?

We've been given gym work and football drills to do. I'm not a big fan of the gym, but the football drills are good.

Is there one particular skill you practice every day?

Not really, I'm just trying to stay as fit as I can so when we do get the call back to go training I'm ready and as fit as I was when we had to stop.

Netflix and chill or a nice evening jog?

Netflix and chill every time!

Name one book you want to read.

I love true crime and autobiographies so anything like that I’d be happy with.

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

I'd say a 4. My Da would say a 1. He won't even let me in his shed. I'll never be one them Das who loves their shed. My Da spends more time in there than he did with me growing up!


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

No not really - I only found out how to make poached eggs last month so that with salmon, spinach and a bit of toast I'd enjoy very much.

Name one movie you want to watch

I'm a big film fan. I've watched a lot over the years but I’d like to one day give all the Harry Potter movies a go.

What's the best way to stave off boredom?

I love (the computer game) Football Manager. I've been playing it since I was a kid. I’ve a game going now with Ajax, they're my go-to team.

Have you any tips for training at home?

If you have some home equipment it helps, or watch an online class on YouTube and do your workout with a friend.

Name one documentary you want to see.

I missed Diego Maradona last week. I'll defo go back and watch that.

Have you discovered any new music or podcasts?

No new music but I found a few serial killer and football podcasts I've been enjoying. Undr the Cosh and RedHanded are both very good.

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

No, my Ma doesn't let me away with anything. Every Friday the house gets a big clean and I’ve to do the hoovering.

Favourite room of the house to spend time in?

It used to be the bathroom but the bath got taken out so it has to be my bedroom. I have everything I need up there.