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# Training

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2022
# No Show
Ronaldo misses training for 'family reasons' after reports he wants to leave Man United
Players who had been away on international duty were scheduled to link up with the rest of the squad today.
# agsi
Garda Inspector: online tutorials should no longer be used for domestic violence training
Inspector Patricia Gill was speaking at a the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors conference in Killarney.
# Idea
Ireland Women hope to train against men's underage teams in bid to improve
The Irish pack are looking to improve their scrum ahead of Sunday’s clash with Italy.
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# Hitting Out
Dublin GAA chief: 'The tone, at times, was one of 'these lads should be arraigned for treason' '
John Costello has addressed the annual Dublin senior training session earlier this year in his annual report.
# Concern
Wigan striker stable in hospital after collapsing during training
Charlie Wyke is being monitored and will be unavailable for selection for the immediate future.
# student options
There's a 'national obsession' with the points race, says Harris highlighting CAO changes
The new enhanced CAO website now includes Further Education and Apprenticeship options.
# Voices Unheard
'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major project that most affects them.
Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.
# Outbreak
Captain Kolisi among latest Covid positives but Springboks resume training
The World Cup winners have “a large group” of players back on the pitch today.
# Setback
Springboks suspend training again after a new positive Covid-19 case
It’s the second time in eight days that the Boks have been hit by Covid.
# Worry
Record-hunting Lewandowski leaves training early
The Bayern star is one short of Gerd Mueller’s Bundesliga tally of 40 in 1971/72.
# Return to Play
Outdoor team sports training can resume on 10 May and matches without spectators from 7 June
Gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres will also be able to reopen their doors on 7 June,
# in the spotlight
Dublin training session a fresh headache for GAA as they close in on return to play date
Members of the Dublin squad were reported to have gathered for a training session at the Innisfails GAA club.
# Coast Guard
Coast Guard says it aims to resume cliff training as volunteers express safety concerns
Some volunteers have not done a training exercise in months.
# Gates Shut
GAA announce inter-county training not permitted until February due to Covid-19 crisis
All club and county gyms must all stay closed until further notice.
# Disruption
Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results
A senior player tested positive for the virus earlier this week, with a further six players identified as close contacts.
# pause
Munster forced to suspend training after senior player tests positive for Covid-19
Six other players identified as potential close contacts are currently self-isolating.
Voices
Back to training after lockdown? A sports nutritionist shares her advice
The fuel we put into our bodies goes a long way in getting the most out of physical activity, says Kate McDaid.
# Coronavirus
Barcelona reveal positive Covid-19 test for defender Todibo
The 20-year-old has not been in contact with senior squad, who are set to travel to Lisbon to compete in the Champions League quarter-final.
# next chapter
Veteran Irish defender Stephen Ward training with Ipswich Town after Stoke exit
The Dubliner is looking for a new club.
# at home
Leinster hopeful Lowe will return for next block of pre-season training
The 28-year-old is currently back in New Zealand for personal reasons.
# Covid-19
No green light for GAA teams to train in small groups but walking tracks could re-open
The GAA insist they will stick rigidly to the government’s plan for reopening.
# project restart
Premier League clubs to vote on return to contact training proposals
Players and managers are to be consulted on the proposals ahead of a meeting on Wednesday.
# RELATIVE NORMALITY
Some Serie A players use loophole and prepare to resume training
The Italian government has been feuding for weeks with individual regions about which activities will be allowed in the coming weeks.
# WFH
Zoom calls with POC, Schmidt and Fogarty - How Irish refs are staying sharp
IRFU high performance referee coach John Lacey outlines what the country’s top refs have been learning.
# costly error
Bayern Munich star faces fine for driving wrong car to training
Kingsley Coman must also attend a compulsory autograph session as punishment.
# WFH
Here's how Connacht are making the best of training from home
The province’s head of athletic performance, David Howarth, explains the new norm.
# Cuts
IRFU confirm pay deferrals of 10 to 50% as players go into 'stand down' period
The union hopes that players can return to collective training on 18 May.
# Opposition
Andy Farrell's Ireland training against Ulster to keep sharp for Six Nations
Dan McFarland’s side will provide opposition at today’s session.
# Mind Games
The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days
Conor O’Keeffe will start his Herculean task on 1 April with 32 pounds on his back, removing one pound each day. For him, it symbolises the weight of depression and his battle with that burden.
# hard to beat
Wan-Bissaka: No Man United player gets past me in training
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United players are left “frustrated” by their futile attempts to go past Aaron Wan-Bissaka in training.
# Education
HSE accused of 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' by cutting €31.80 allowance for students with disability
Organisations have said young people with a disability will have “a further barrier to equality placed before them”.
# air corps
Cabinet approves plans to train two Air Corps pilots in Australia in bid to address retention crisis
There are around 100 Air Corps pilots in the force.
# familiar face
Neymar shows up for PSG training a week late
A video posted on the website of leading sports daily L’Equipe showed the 27-year-old Brazilian getting out of a black Mercedes van.
# precarious work
Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people
New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.
# Comeback
After month-long absence, disgruntled Inter star returns to training
Mauro Icardi complained of a knee injury but the club insisted a scan has not revealed any new injury.
# Emergency
Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers no longer allowed to use blue lights and sirens
Volunteers are worried about the potential delays this will cause when they are travelling to incidents.
# Training
Watch: Response of armed garda units tested in terrorism training exercise
The threat level in Ireland remains moderate, which means an attack is unlikely.
# Discipline
Connacht's red/orange/green penalties and 'match play' training drills
The western province’s head coach, Andy Friend, is happy to see his team making progress.
# need for speed
'It's falling on deaf ears': Still no plan for gardaí without lights and sirens driver training
The Garda Representative Association said as many as 60% of gardaí only have basic driver training, which means they can not exceed the speed limit in a chase.
# Training
'A huge own goal': Why rank-and-file gardaí are refusing to sign the code of ethics
The GRA said the organisation is not delivering on its commitment to vital training for members.