AMBER Barrett is gearing up for a resumption of games in the Women’s Bundesliga next weekend.
The German FA has confirmed that games will be played from May 29 after a two-month shutdown due to Covid-19.
Milford woman Barrett is in her first season with FC Köln and was back in collective training this week.
“It’s been absolutely fantastic to be back,” Barrett told RTÉ’s Game On programme last night.
“We started full team training yesterday, having been in groups for the last two weeks and I think even going from two groups training, no contact, keeping social distancing…going into full contact yesterday was just a dream come true and it was just long awaited.”
Barrett’s Republic of Ireland team-mates Claire O’Riordan and Diane Caldwell are also playing in the Bundesliga with MSV Duisburg and SC Sand respectively.
Players and staff have been tested regularly as they ready themselves for the big kick-off.
Barrett said; “Every team has been in the same boat in terms of how much exposure to training they’ve got so we’ll do thing as best we can.
“We’ll prepare as best we can and we’ve eight games in less than five weeks so, of course, it will take its toll on the body but we’ll have to manage that as best we can.”