It's so damn hot
12 ways to keep cool and enjoy sport during the good weather
We’ve come up with a series of tips to help you out this week.

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WE’VE BEEN LUCKY enough to experience a mini heatwave across Ireland this week and we suggest you follow these steps in order to participate in (and spectate on) sport in the safest way.

1. Get yourself acclimatised

If you know you’re playing in extreme heat, we propose a training camp to get used to the temperatures.

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Just don’t forget the gear…

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2. Stay hydrated

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3. And make sure others around you do the same

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Even if they're your rivals

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4. You will need to apply plenty of suncream

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... as you don't want to get sunburn

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5. Wear appropriate clothing

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6. A good hat is important

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7. Cool off regularly

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8. You're bound to sweat a lot so a can of anti-persistent will come in handy

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10. Ice creams are not essential... but always taste good

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And here's some advice for fans:

11. Improvise

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12. Otherwise, just sit back and soak it up...

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As it won't be around for long!

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