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: 19:08 | 16/2/16

Hood for Annie Power

Eight-year-old will wear hood at Punchestown

Annie Power will be sporting a hood for the first time in public when she returns to action at Punchestown on Wednesday.

The Willie Mullins-trained eight-year-old suffered a fall at the last fence in last year's OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham, although she did return with a win at the Punchestown Festival in May.

However, this will be her first run since then, with plenty of interest in how she will fare ahead of her outing in the Mares' Hurdle at Prestbury Park next month. Connections have even suggested that she could go in the World Hurdle two days later, a race that she almost won two years ago.

"It will be good to see her back and this gives us a chance to get a run into her before a return trip to Cheltenham, all being well," Joe Chambers, racing manager for owner Rich Ricci, said.

"She's been wearing a hood at home for the last while, but this will be the first time she's worn it on the track and we'll see what effect it has. We're hoping it will help her relax.

"She's won around Punchestown a couple of times before, so she likes the track and we'll see what happens."

As regards choices for Cheltenham, Chambers wasn't giving too much away, however, adding: "Let's get tomorrow out of the way first. Cheltenham is still four weeks away."

By: Kieran O'Daly

Blame players for Bracewell exit, Wilson says

22:53 | 13/9/17

Ireland batsman Gary Wilson says the players are to blame for John Bracewell's exit as the national team's head coach.

Dockrell looking forward to Gayle test

18:08 | 12/9/17

Ireland off-spinner George Dockrell has fond memories of the last time he faced West Indies' destructive opener Chris Gayle in a one-day international.

Winning Grand Tour Triple Crown is 'humanly impossible', says Roche

12:24 | 11/9/17

Following Chris Froome’s historic Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana double, 1987 Triple Crown champion Stephen Roche has said a Grand Tour Triple Crown is “hum...

Hickey steps down from IOC's executive board

09:43 | 11/9/17

Ireland's former Olympic chief Pat Hickey has stepped down from his role on the International Olympic Committee's executive board.

Ford appointed new Ireland cricket head coach

11:13 | 9/9/17

Graham Ford has been announced as the new head coach of the Ireland cricket team.

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.