We are asking our sporting personalities how they are dealing with action coming to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic and how it has affected their daily lives .
Today, we speak to Cliftonville FC captain Chris Curran.
Q: How are you keeping?
A: I'm doing fine. It's obviously strange times at the moment and I'm just trying to keep as much normality as possible. I'm still working so that has helped. Not much has really changed day-to-day, it's just working from home that is a bit different.
Q: How have you been affected?
A: I've moved in with my girlfriend because we're not allowed to travel, so that's been a bit of a change. Like everyone else, I haven't been able to see friends and family. I'm in Belfast and they are in Cavan, so I haven't been able to get down to see them, but I am probably speaking to them as much as I ever was. Zoom calls and quizzes have taken over quite a bit and football is the obvious miss.
Q: How are you keeping fit?
A: I've been doing a lot of cycling. I've a bike that I haven't really used for years, so I dusted that off and I've been doing quite a few miles on that. I'm enjoying it, going along the towpath by the Lagan. The players are trying to keep themselves fit by cycling or running or whatever we can. With the club being shut down, we can't use the facilities there but I've enjoyed doing different things to what I'd normally do.
Q: How are you maintaining morale, yours and the team?
A: Like everyone else, we have a WhatsApp group and there are a few things going on. We've had the odd quiz - and a wee drink while we've been doing that. That has been good and it's nice to see each other's faces and have a bit of fun. This has been the longest period where we haven't seen each other so it's a bit strange. We have this fundraiser going on as well, bleaching our hair for the NHS charities. We've had a bit of contact and it's all good. I'm sure some have enjoyed the break from each other but, at the same time, it's getting to the point where we're starting to miss the craic.
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Q: Where are you drawing your personal strength from now?
A: Speaking to my family and close friends and keeping those close ties. You read stories and see the figures that are coming out on the news every day and some of it is quite scary in terms of how it's affected so many people here, people who have caught Covid-19 and people who have sadly passed away. It's a period of reflection and a realisation of how fortunate we are. I think that's a big thing for everyone, to realise how lucky we are to be in the position we are in and not to take it for granted going forward.
Q: Is there a book, film or box set you would recommend to stay at home sports fans?
A: I'd say I'm fairly typical of a lot of sportspeople at the minute in that I'm hooked on The Last Dance, the Michael Jordan documentary. That's the main one for me and I've been itching for every Monday to come round to get the latest couple of episodes. Sports people might be able to relate to it a bit more, but it is brilliant and I would recommend it to anyone. His attitude and drive to success is admirable. The insight in to the Chicago Bulls and getting to see the different personalities behind the scenes is great.
Q: What life lessons are you learning from this?
A: Simple things like being grateful. It's given us all time for a bit of reflection and to stand still and think: 'Where are we? What have we achieved? What do we want to achieve? How do we make that happen and what are our goals?' That's a positive thing that has come out of it. For me, it's been a bit of goal-setting going forward and taking stock on Cliftonville and what we've managed to achieve and still looking at what I want to achieve. When the season stopped, we were looking ahead to an Irish Cup semi-final and hoping to get back to a final. That's the big one for Cliftonville and it's the one trophy that I haven't won.
Q: What's the first thing you will do when this is all over?
A: Probably get out for a night in Belfast, go to a restaurant and have a few drinks. Quite simple.
Q: And your message to sports fans?
A: Stay safe is the most important thing. It's not for me to give out health advice, but I think we all just have to be patient and stick by the rules as we see them at the moment and I hoping and praying that we get back and we can play our cup semi-final and see what happens from there. The Cliftonville fans have been brilliant buying the new away kit and I've seen a lot of them wearing it.