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: 15:51 | 25/2/16

Jones raises Sexton concerns

England head coach Eddie Jones has questioned whether Johnny Sexton should be risked by Ireland when the two sides meet in the RBS Six Nations on Saturday.

Sexton was forced off during the second half of Ireland's defeat to France following a number of hard hits and there were concerns that the Leinster fly-half had suffered another concussion.

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt was quick to rule out concussion, describing the problem as a “neck and shoulder, more of a whiplash injury" and he has been passed fit to start at Twickenham.

Speaking at his team announcement, Jones questioned whether Schmidt was right to reveal the exact nature of the injury.

"Sexton is an interesting one, they've talked about him having whiplash injury, which is not a great thing to talk about," Jones told reporters. "I'm sure his mother and father would be worried about that. Hopefully, the lad's all right on Saturday to play."

Schmidt faced the media a short time later to announce the Ireland team but he refused to be drawn into a war of words with Jones.

“Those extraneous things, we are probably less affected by them than you people are, to be honest, because if we are distracted by that then it is something we are wasting energy and time on,” said Schmidt.

"We get little enough time together as it is. We’re all about making sure that we can be organised, enthusiastic, well-covered and not distracted.

"People are within their rights to make whatever observation they like from outside the environment, but we know how things are inside the environment. We know how eager, fit and able the players are and he is a good example of someone who is very eager and I think you will see that this Saturday."

Connacht win easily at Zebre

16:20 | 23/10/16

Connacht top Pool 2 of the European Rugby Champions Cup following Sunday's emphatic 52-7 bonus-point victory over Zebre.

Sexton & O'Brien substitutions 'precautionary'

15:01 | 23/10/16

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says the half-time substitutions of Jonny Sexton and Sean O'Brien against Montpellier were precautionary.

Battling Ulster edge Exeter

22:02 | 22/10/16

Ulster hand themselves a huge boost in their quest to reach the quarter-finals after a pulsating 19-18 victory over Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup at the Ki...

O'Mahony: We played liked Axel would have wanted

15:39 | 22/10/16

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony admitted it has been tough since Anthony Foley’s passing but insists his team performed how their late head-coach would have want...

O'Brien starts for Leinster

12:23 | 21/10/16

Sean O'Brien makes his long-awaited return to the Leinster starting XV for Sunday's Champions Cup game against Montpellier.

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.