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: 09:53 | 20/4/18

Every player at the club is on a different journey – Racing's Ryan


It will be strange facing Munster Sunday but Donnacha Ryan is relishing it nonetheless.

The veteran lock left Munster to join Racing in 2017 and will meet his old side as Munster face Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup semi-final at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux on Sunday, 22 April, live on BT Sport 3 on the eir Sport pack [kick-off 3.15pm Irish time].

Ryan was part of the French side when they enjoyed a victory over Munster in the pool game in early January.

He told RTE: "It was very strange, very strange. It was very interesting because when you play alongside them you know how hard they work and how they back each other up. 

"To be on the opposite side and see the action and feel how hard they hit, it probably just cemented my feelings that I had on them beforehand that they're top professionals and top guys.

 "Having moved over here, the appreciation I have for the time I had there has gone through the roof. Munster are so respected over here and it's great to be able to look at it from this lens."

With Dan Carter, 36, at out-half, Ryan acknowledges that there is a nice mix of youth and experience at Racing.

"Every player at the club is on a different journey. There are individuals who are just starting their careers and are excited to be involved in the competition and playing top class teams. 

"And there are other lads who are the far end of their careers that don't have much time left and would love to accomplish a fantastic accolade like getting to a Heineken Cup final and create history as well."

Image: Inpho

Munster face Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup semi-final at the Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux on Sunday, 22 April, live on BT Sport 3 on the eir Sport pack [kick-off 3.15pm Irish time].

Image: Inpho/Billy Stickland

eir Sport channels are available across the eir Vision, Sky and Vodafone TV platforms as well as on the eir Sport app. All 7 channels in the eir Sport pack are available for free if you are a residential eir broadband customer


Lowe to face Edinburgh at RDS

12:49 | 21/9/18

New Zealand winger James Lowe has been named in the Leinster starting line-up for Saturday's Guinness Pro14 match against Edinburgh at the RDS.


Cullen wants Leinster discipline against Edinburgh

16:18 | 21/9/18

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has urged his players to keep their discipline in Saturday's Pro 14 match against Edinburgh at the RDS.


Cardiff players "ripped into each other" after Italy defeats

00:27 | 21/9/18

Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill says his players "ripped into each other" after the Pro 14 defeats to Zebre and Benetton.


Healy hopes to play on for another five years

08:45 | 19/9/18

Leinster loosehead prop Cian Healy says he hopes to continue playing at the top level for at least another five years.


Copeland and Aki start for Connacht

12:11 | 19/9/18

No 8 Robin Copeland and centre Bundee Aki have been named in the Connacht starting line-up for Saturday's Pro 14 game against Scarlets at the Sportsground.


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.