Popular craze in Irish rugby player development is sure to be nicked by the GAA any time now 2 years ago

Popular craze in Irish rugby player development is sure to be nicked by the GAA any time now

And you thought yoga was taking things to another level.

Strength and conditioning, video analysis, massages, psychology... we were running out of supplementary phases for clubs to copy really.

Well, now, there are sleep workshops.

Forget about your team bonding and your yoga and your running efficiency classes, Rugby Players Ireland have opened our eyes to a whole new world of shut eyes.

The RPI do some great work for the professional players of this country and now their Wellbeing Programme is so thorough that it even tackles sleeping problems.

Interesting stuff, if you have the time to explore it.

The Connacht players certainly enjoyed testing out some of the best beds for resting their weary bones on during a recent wellbeing workshop that took place over at The Sportsground.

Expect the GAA to follow suit and make time to explore it. We love a good addition to the training programme in the GAA. So long as it doesn't involve any skills training of course.

Sleep workshops will be rolled out at a county near you any time soon. Who needs to kick a football?

Grand if you're a professional though. Keep it up, Rugby Players Ireland.