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: 11:29 | 7/9/16

FA to support van Praag


The Football Association is to support Michael van Praag in the race to succeed Michel Platini as UEFA president.

Van Praag will go up against Aleksander Ceferin at next week's extraordinary congress in Athens and the FA has pledged to support the Dutch football boss.

"While we note Angel Maria Villar Llona's withdrawal overnight and fully respect Aleksander Ceferin's credentials, we have agreed to support Michael van Praag," David Gill, FA vice-chairman and UEFA executive committee member, confirmed.

"He is someone we have come to know very well and worked closely with in recent years, particularly because of our shared commitment to securing FIFA reform.

"As UEFA president, Mr van Praag would be able to provide the strong and credible leadership European football requires at a crucial moment for the global game.

"Mr van Praag is also the right choice to bring all aspects of the European game closer together, particularly with his knowledge of club football, and will be able to foster close ties with other confederations."

Platini stepped down as UEFA president on May 9 after failing in his bid to have his ban from all football activities overturned.

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 .

FA Cup sixth round draw

18:44 | Today

Holders Manchester United will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the pick of the FA Cup quarter-finals.


FA Cup holders Man Utd win at Blackburn

18:13 | Today

Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were on the scoresheet, as holders Manchester United came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 and book their place i...


Kane plays down knee worries

17:10 | Today

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says his knee feels "fine" following his hat-trick in Sunday's 3-0 FA Cup win at Fulham.


Mourinho: Pogba will soon seem "cheap"

00:17 | Today

Jose Mourinho says the world-record £89m Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer will soon seem cheap.


Wenger wants 'four more years'

23:18 | 18/2/17

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger can see himself continuing in management for another four years.


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.