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: 11:57 | 23/10/17

Fitzgerald worried about player burnout


Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald says the restructure of the 2018 hurling championship creates a risk of player burn-out.

The new Leinster hurling Championship in 2018 will see Wexford take on Galway, Kilkenny, Offaly and Dublin, with two home and two away matches in a round-robin format.

The top team in the group will go into the provincial final, with the winner of that game heading direct to the All-Ireland semi-final. 

The truncated five-week window between 12 May and 10 June is designed to allow space in the calendar for club hurling in April, but the Sixmilebridge clubman worries that four high-intensity matches in five weeks could create player welfare issues.

"They are trying to run off four or five games in four or five weeks. I think we need one more week in there, and that is from a players safety point of view," Fitzgerald, who led Clare to the 2013 All-Ireland title, told RTE's GAA Podcast.

"To ask my lads to go out four weeks, one after each other, it’s too much. I think if there was one more week thrown in there, it's manageable.

"I'm excited. It will also be good for the club game.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what it will be like, but the four out of five weeks isn't possible in my view."

Missing the Championship already? eir Sport will broadcast up to 30 games from the GAA Football and Hurling Club Championships in 2017, including the Dublin club football championship final between Ballymun Kickhams and reigning Dublin champions St Vincent's from Parnell Park on Bank Holiday Monday, 30 October, which will be shown live on eir Sport 2 [throw-in 7pm].

Image: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

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 

Parsons dislocates knee in Mayo defeat

21:07 | 13/5/18

Mayo midfielder Tom Parsons could miss the rest of the Championship summer after dislocating his knee in Sunday's Connacht SFC quarter-final defeat to Galway.


WATCH: Quinn hails full-forward partner Varley

23:47 | 28/4/18

St Vincent's full forward Mossy Quinn says strike partner Enda Varley "has made my life easier" over the previous two seasons.


WATCH: Castleknock win "pleasing day at the office", says Kilkenny

20:50 | 28/4/18

Castleknock forward Ciaran Kilkenny says it was a "pleasing day at the office" after a 1-6 0-7 victory over St Brigid's booked a Dublin Senior Football Champion...


WATCH: St Brigids' Andrews senses "real buzz"

13:39 | 26/4/18

Dublin forward Paddy Andrews says there is a "real buzz around" ahead of his club St Brigids' Dublin GAA Club Championship clash with local rivals Castleknock a...


Patrickswell begin life without Foley

12:13 | 20/4/18

Patrickswell kick off in the Credit Union Limerick SHC tomorrow without one of their main assets as the 2018 championship throws-in.

Top Stories


Zebo thanks Munster for letting him "fulfill my dreams"

09:36 | Today

Munster full-back Simon Zebo thanked the Reds for letting him "fulfill my dreams" as as he ended his eight-year stay at the province with an agonising 16-15 de...


Zarco predicts "a few tears" with Le Mans MotoGP win

09:14 | Today

Johann Zarco admits there might be a few tears shed if he can follow up his French MotoGP pole at Le Mans with a debut victory that would also make him the firs...


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.