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Why former Ulster rugby player Shane Stewart had to tackle a goat... and other lockdown stories

Shane Stewart, now a groundsman at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, is one of a number of people who have been using their smartphones to chart their lockdown lives in a ground-breaking new six-part BBC NI series called The People's News. Linda Stewart talks to some of the participants

Former Ulster Rugby player Shane Stewart (41) works as a groundsman at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, Co Down. He is in lockdown in Dundonald with wife Susie, son Ollie (7), who is autistic, and daughter Sophie (5).

Shane came to Northern Ireland from New Zealand to play rugby for Ballymena, but he was drawn here because of a promise he made to his grandfather Frank Stewart when he was dying of cancer.

"He grew up in the workhouse in Ballymena and then lived with a foster family called Stewart in Toomebridge before he emigrated. He said to me he'd never had a chance to go back to the homeland and with me being the eldest he'd loved it if I would be able to go back," he says.