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: 19:19 | 10/5/16

Bowe to miss South Africa tour

Wing ruled out for remainder of season

Tommy Bowe is set to be absent from Ireland's tour of South Africa following Ulster’s confirmation that he will miss the remainder of the Pro12 season.

After suffering a knee injury during the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina last October, Bowe finally returned to action in an Ulster victory over Zebre last month.

However, the 31-year-old was forced to undergo exploratory surgery following the encounter with the Italian side, and Ulster have confirmed that they do not expect him to return again until pre-season training commences.

"Tommy Bowe has had exploratory arthroscopy of his right knee to address discomfort he has been experiencing since the recent win over Zebre in mid-April," read a statement from the Belfast-based outfit.

"The surgery revealed no new injury and Tommy is expected to be fully fit for the start of pre-season."

The statement effectively rules Bowe out of Ireland's three Test matches against the Springboks, beginning on June 11 in Cape Town.

The former Ospreys man will miss the conclusion to Ulster's Pro12 season, with his side set to take on table-toppers Leinster in a semi-final clash at the RDS on May 20.

Cullen blames indiscipline for Leinster defeat to Cheetahs

10:50 | 23/9/17

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has pinpointed his side’s indiscipline as pivotal to their 38-19 defeat to the Cheetahs in their Pro14 clash in Bloemfontein.


Lack of physicality cost Connacht against Cardiff, says Muldoon

17:47 | 23/9/17

Connacht slumped to a second Pro14 defeat of the season as they were beaten by Cardiff Blues 17-15 at the Sportsground.


NZ will regret Aki decision, says Henshaw

10:14 | 22/9/17

Robbie Henshaw believes New Zealand "made a mistake" in allowing Connacht centre Bundee Aki to declare for Ireland.


Scannell starts for Munster

14:56 | 21/9/17

Munster inside centre Rory Scannell will make his first start of the season in Friday's Pro 14 match against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun Stadium.


O'Brien slams Lions' coaching team

09:11 | 21/9/17

Sean O'Brien has blamed head coach Warren Gatland and his staff for the British and Irish Lions' failure to beat New Zealand this summer.


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.