THESE are strange days for everyone, especially for the players and coaches in Cork and beyond whose lives normally spin around the sporting axis.
"I had to leave America [where he played for four seasons with UIC in Chicago] so I'm back in Ireland right now. Our season ended and I am a senior so I’m not doing much with my team right now. I'm waiting to take the next step in my basketball career."
"Personally, I was very lucky to have access to a gym in the early stages of this lockdown so I was getting a workout in every day. Since the more severe measures were put in place this was made a bit more difficult.
"Since, I have a basketball hoop out my back garden and shoot around and play with my brothers out there every day. I have also started to do at home workouts that do not require any type of insane equipment.
"It is all bodyweight and very invigorating so it definitely suffices in this trying time. It’s extremely important for us to keep active in some shape or form not just for our bodies and our fitness but more so for our mental.
"Our mental health can be very delicate sometimes and having such a major shift in our everyday lives so abruptly can often affect this. With that being said, these at-home workouts can be extremely beneficial. Knowing, in the back of your mind that you are literally doing everything you can, can definitely put our minds at ease and keep us in a better state of mind.
"Following programs like this presents a new set of challenges for us as a community and demands us to develop a level of self-belief and strength we may not have had before this pandemic."
"Every situation presents its own challenges and right now we are all facing the same ones. With that being said, I have individual workouts prepared for basketball players to stay up on their skills during this period and also an at-home workout that anyone can use and for all ages!
"I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for anybody that wants access to these workouts. We must stick together and help one another as best we can and we will soon be on the other end of this!"
"Things were going well pre-lockdown. Training was good, but our biggest issue was the weather because we only got one league game out of three played, had two more challenge games called off, as well as three Junior A games."
"We’ve tried to give players some guidance on strength work they can do at home because gyms are obviously shut. And we have running sessions they can do on any patch of grass."
"The main issue is the uncertainty surrounding when we’re actually going to be playing again. There’s no point in trying to peak now if you’re not playing championship for three months.
"Our biggest challenge is to make sure the group is still connected to each other and the fund-raiser for Marymount was great in that regard as well as being a huge success financially.
"The mental side is also very important because fellows have a lot of free time now, time that provides a positive outlet. You can forget about what’s going on in your life and we’re conscious in ensuring players that is support available in that regard.
"We can provide the tools that will hopefully bridge that gap, forever how long it will be. We use mostly WhatsApp groups to keep in touch."