We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 10:05 | 23/8/16

Antia responds to criticism


Zaur Antia is to carry out a thorough analysis of Ireland's poor performance in the boxing at the Rio Olympics.

Ireland sent eight boxers to Brazil but they failed to claim a medal for the first time since 2004.

The Games got off to a poor start for Ireland when middleweight Michael O'Reilly was sent home for failing a drugs test, before Paddy Barnes and Joe Ward suffered defeats in their opening bouts, while Katie Taylor and Michael Conlon failed to win a medal when they were beaten on points in controversial circumstances.

Much has been made of Billy Walsh's departure as High Performance Coach but Antia is confident a 'debrief and analysis' will pinpoint what went wrong for Ireland's boxers.

“Nobody works harder than we do and nobody is more disappointed than we are at coming home with no medals. We set very high standards for ourselves as we demand very high standards from our boxers, our coaches and support staff. These are the standards that have delivered Olympic, World and European medals," Antia said in a statement.

“There are many factors behind our performances at these games. Some have been well documented and others we will identify in our debrief and analysis that will be very thorough. Lots of people have lots of opinions and they have voiced these. They are entitled to their opinions but in high performance sport it’s facts that matter and not opinions.”

“When we have all the facts I will be happy to share these but I will be sticking with facts and I shall leave opinions to those who don’t live and work every day in a high performance environment.”

Setanta Sports is now eir Sport. We have 6 great channels of live sport including eir Sport 1 & 2 and all 4 BT Sport channels. The eir Sport pack is free to all eir broadband customers. To learn more about setting sport free visit www.eir.ie/sport .

Dettori claims record fifth Prix de l'Arc win on Enable

15:19 | 1/10/17

Frankie Dettori claimed a record fifth Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with victory on John Gosden's Enable at Chantilly on Sunday.


Blame players for Bracewell exit, Wilson says

22:53 | 13/9/17

Ireland batsman Gary Wilson says the players are to blame for John Bracewell's exit as the national team's head coach.


Dockrell looking forward to Gayle test

18:08 | 12/9/17

Ireland off-spinner George Dockrell has fond memories of the last time he faced West Indies' destructive opener Chris Gayle in a one-day international.


Winning Grand Tour Triple Crown is 'humanly impossible', says Roche

12:24 | 11/9/17

Following Chris Froome’s historic Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana double, 1987 Triple Crown champion Stephen Roche has said a Grand Tour Triple Crown is “hum...


Hickey steps down from IOC's executive board

09:43 | 11/9/17

Ireland's former Olympic chief Pat Hickey has stepped down from his role on the International Olympic Committee's executive board.


What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.