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# Fit

Last year
# Return
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale fully fit for start of new season after near 12-month lay-off
The Ulster star last played in September 2021 and has been sidelined since due to an ankle injury.
All time
# Key Man
Major boost for the All Blacks as Retallick returns for Ireland clash
The 30-year-old lock has fully recovered from a shoulder injury.
# 10
Hanrahan in line to make return for Munster for massive Racing clash
The Kerry man’s fitness is vital with Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal out injured.
# Huge Boost
Lions have no doubt that Owen Farrell will be 100% fit for first Test
The England international is set to start at 10 or 12.
# Ready to go
Boost for Ireland ahead of crucial Wales qualifier as Walters declared fit
The 33-year-old attacker has not played since completing 90 minutes in Stoke’s 2-0 defeat of Watford on 3 January.
# Bouncing Back
Injury boosts (including at 10) as Lam welcomes host of players back to Connacht training
Jack Carty and Shane O’Leary are at least fit enough to take part in training this week.
# tullow tank
Sean O'Brien never feared for his career during ongoing layoff with hamstring injury
The Leinster and Ireland flanker is approaching the end of a long road to recovery.
All or Nothing: Here's how to avoid sabotaging your fitness goals
One moment of weakness after lunch or a bad sleep the night before and it’s sofa-central. Here’s how to stay on track.
# witness the fitness
Here's how long it really takes to get out of shape
An expert gives the lowdown.
# keep fit
Why do people go for 'walks'?
But in fairness, a lot of us do like working out.
# this girl can
People are loving this new fitness ad featuring women just like you
Sweaty betties and proud.
# tullow tank
Irish provinces strong enough for Champions Cup success - O'Brien
The 27-year-old is fit, fresh and motivated ahead of a new season with Leinster and Ireland.
# encouragement
Brian O'Driscoll back in full training while Leinster's front row concerns subside
The eastern province has issued a clean bill of health ahead of the Toulon clash.
# witness the fitness
How football clubs helped male footie fans lose weight
Scottish football fans were able to lose weight and stay fit thanks to the Football Fans in Training programme.
# celebrate
Your ‘Andy Moran Back In Action From Injury’ Pics Of The Day
The Mayo attacker returned to action after a cruciate injury today.
Column: Ireland needs to reduce childhood obesity, so why are schools cutting PE hours?
Our society has epidemic levels of obesity – so why is the Department of Education reducing the importance of PE in our schools? asks Fergal Lyons.
# Let's get physical
Guess which sport 230,000 Irish adults participate in every week?
A new ESRI study has found that almost 7 per cent of adults take part in one specific sport every week.
# Longer lifespan
Olympians live longer than the rest of us
On average Olympic athletes live 2.8 years longer than non-Olympians.
# Beep beep
Would you drive a pink car?
Honda has produced a pink car, aimed at women in Japan.
# bicycle! bicycle!
On your bike: Leo wants to build a cycle lane from Galway to Dublin
Good news, cyclists: Leo Varadkar is proposing Ireland’s first cross-country cycle route.
# Trainee Pilots
Trainee pilots offered cost of flight home
But it looks like they will not recoup the thousands of euro spent on their incomplete flight training.
# Boost
Priestland and Roberts passed fit to start for Wales
Warren Gatland, who named his team this afternoon, has received some welcome news ahead of Sunday’s showdown in Dublin.
# Space
Ireland's role in keeping astronauts healthy in space
Two European Space Agency contracts were won by two Irish men in Dublin universities, to help them undertake research on ‘accelerated ageing’ and lack of exercise in space.
# Fit?
Buckley the only doubt as Ireland head to Auckland
Australian winger Digby Ioane has been ruled out of Saturday’s game through injury, and could miss the remainder of the tournament.
# Comeback
Tiger fighting fit ahead of Clarke pairing
“I’m excited to compete, to play,” Woods said. “And hopefully, to win the tournament.”