Belfast Telegraph

Kyle horsing around but the good news is his injury mare is over

Le Journal By Steven Beacom

All eyes were on Kyle Lafferty at training yesterday to see if he really was fit enough to play against Poland tomorrow.

No problem there. After injury worries earlier in the week all was fine. He even pretended he was a horse at one stage.

"That's Kyle. He keeps us entertained," said team-mate Gareth McAuley. Here's to a thoroughbred display against the Poles.

Hard to keep track of the trains but always a Nice alternative

The train strikes here are playing havoc with Euro 2016 travel plans, both for fans and media.

Many of us based in Lyon were due on the 7am train to Nice today, but when that was cancelled alternative arrangements had to be made. Kyle Lafferty's new wife Vanessa and her parents travelled yesterday to Nice with the BBC and your correspondent got a lift with UTV'S Ruth Gorman this morning.

Michael keeps bodyguard on his toes with energetic workouts

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill  likes to keep himself fit and healthy and enjoys getting out for a run while on international duty.

He's a busy man preparing tactics for the upcoming Euro 2016 clash with Poland but wisely still makes time for a jog to clear his head.

Security is so tight here in France though that when he has an energetic workout on the roads near the team base he is joined by a bodyguard.

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