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: 14:30 | 19/9/16

Hughes has full support of Stoke

Stoke manager Mark Hughes has the full support of the club's board despite four defeats in their opening five Premier League games.

Sunday's 4-1 defeat at Crystal Palace was the Potters third success loss and they find themselves at the bottom of the Premier League table with just one point.

Last season they failed to win any of their first six games but went on to finish ninth and chairman Peter Coates is refusing to hit the panic button just yet and has offered his full support to the manager.

“We are obviously disappointed with the start we’ve made but Mark and the management team have our full support,” he told Telegraph Sport.

“He is a very experienced manager and knows what it takes to get results in the Premier League.

“It’s still very early in the season and while these results obviously can’t go on forever, we’re convinced that things will change.”

Stoke host Hull in the EFL Cup on Wednesday before West Brom visit the Britannia Stadium and Coates has no plans to meet Hughes before the midweek tie.

"He's been around the block. We've finished ninth three times and that tells you he's got experience," Coates explained. "He's been a manager for some time and he's got two experience coaches alongside him."

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 .

No change in Toure situation

10:09 | Today

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants to recall Yaya Toure but insists he will not do so until he receives an apology from the player's agent.

Janssen: I have confident

14:03 | Today

Vincent Janssen insists he has not lost faith in his ability despite struggling for goals since his move to Tottenham.

Wenger praises Oxlade-Chamberlain

10:51 | Today

Arsene Wenger has praised both Carl Jenkinson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for their performances in the 2-0 EFL Cup defeat of Reading.

De Bruyne out of derby

14:30 | 25/10/16

Kevin De Bruyne will miss Manchester City's EFL Cup fourth round tie against Manchester United on Wednesday.

Conte: I always show respect

13:56 | 25/10/16

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists he has nothing but respect for his opponents after he was reportedly accused of being disrespectful to Manchester United.

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.