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: 12:41 | 24/3/16

Johan Cruyff passes away


Johan Cruyff has died aged 68 after a battle with cancer.

The former Barcelona and Netherlands player was diagnosed with cancer in October but lost his battle on Friday, passing away surrounded by his family and friends.

"On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer. It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief," a statement on his website read.

Cruyff won three consecutive European Cups with Ajax and during two spells at the club he won eight Eredivisie titles. He moved to Barcelona where he won the league and Cup.

After his playing career ended, he moved into coaching first at Ajax before returning to Barcelona, guiding the Catalan giants to four league titles, a European Cup Winners' Cup and the UEFA Champions League.

The Spanish club tweeted their condolences shortly after Cruyff's passing, posting: "We'll always love you, Johan. Rest in peace."

At international level, Cruyff helped the Netherlands reach the 1974 World Cup final, where they were beaten 2-1 by West Germany.

"Words can hardly be found for this huge loss," a statement from the Dutch FA read.

It added: "The greatest Dutch footballer of all time and one of the world's best ever. Our condolences go to his wife, family, friends and the entire football world at home and abroad. We wish everyone a lot of strength in this difficult time."

Europa League final to go ahead

11:31 | Today

Wednesday's Europa League final will go ahead as planned despite the terror attack in Manchester, UEFA has announced.


OPINION: Mourinho's grey areas

12:47 | 22/5/17

So, there it is. Manchester United finish sixth after Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge, and, depending on who you listen to, the campaign was an unmitigat...


Tianjin Quanjian deny Costa contact

11:17 | Today

Tianjin Quanjian have moved to distance themselves from reports linking them with a summer move for Chelsea striker Diego Costa by insisting they are eager to a...


Moyes leaves Sunderland

18:02 | 22/5/17

David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager.


Conte claims LMA honour

08:41 | Today

Antonio Conte has been named Manager of the Year and Premier League manager of the year at the League Managers Association annual dinner.


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.