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.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 14:40 | 18/4/16

Ellis O'Reilly qualifies for Olympics

Ellis O'Reilly made history on Monday by becoming the first ever Irish female gymnast to qualify for an Olympic Games.

O'Reilly will represent Ireland at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after qualifying through her performance at the Aquecce Rio Test Event, the final qualifying event for the Rio games at the HSBC Barra Olympic Arena.

The London-based athlete qualified for the event following her performance at last year's World Championships and Gymnastics Ireland CEO Mr Ciaran Gallagher believes he will inspire young gymnasts throughout Ireland.

"Ellis has made history for Gymnastics Ireland by qualifying to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This is a huge step forward for our women’s programme and in becoming the first Irish female gymnast to qualify to an Olympic Games Ellis’ achievement will serve to inspire to all the young up and coming Irish gymnasts who will want to follow in her footsteps," Gallagher said.

"The focus for Ellis and coach Sam James now shifts to the summer Games where she will join Kieran Behan in flying the Irish flag at the most prestigious competition in our sport. It was an ambitious target set by Sally Filmer, our Performance and Technical Manager, four years ago to qualify one male and one female gymnast to Rio but today it is a target achieved. On behalf of our organisation I would like to congratulate Ellis and Kieran on this great achievement."

Taylor joins the professional ranks

10:35 | Today

Former Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor is to turn professional with her first bout scheduled for November 26.

Un De Sceaux could focus on France

12:06 | 26/10/16

Un De Sceaux could be campaigned in France for the majority of the season, according to part-owner Colm O'Connell.

Minding to stay in training

11:27 | 25/10/16

Dual Classic winner Minding is to stay in training as a four-year-old.

Thistlecrack wins on chasing bow

16:24 | 25/10/16

?World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack made the perfect start to his career over fences with victory in the Aspen Waite Complete Business Growth Service Novices' Cha...

Klitschko v Joshua off

08:49 | 25/10/16

Wladimir Klitschko's proposed world heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua has been delayed until 2017.

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 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.