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: 12:10 | 16/6/16

Keane not hopeful on Walters

Forward sits out training again

Jonathan Walters has all but been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 Group B clash against Belgium.

Walters has been struggling with an Achilles injury for some time and aggravated the problem during Monday's 1-1 draw with Sweden at the Stade de France.

The Stoke forward has been unable to train this week assistant manager Roy Keane admits he is almost certain to miss Saturday's game in Bordeaux.

"Jon didn't train today and it doesn't look like he will play. We're not hopeful," Keane told reporters after Thursday's training session.

While he will miss Saturday's game, Keane has ruled to rule Walters out of the rest of the tournament.

"I'm certainly not writing him off. Sometimes when you miss a game through injury you can still bring something to the party. Don't be writing him out of this tournament. I'm certainly not," the Ireland assistant manager said.

Belgium were beaten by Italy in their Group E opener on Monday evening but Keane was quick to dismiss a Belgian journalist who suggested Ireland were now favourites to win in Bordeaux.

"Ireland favourites? Have you been drinking?" Keane asked.

"There are not that many great teams out there but Belgium are a good team, a really good team.

"I don't know if they've got much criticism from the Italy game, but they still created lots and lots of chances.

"They have the potential to be a great team and they came in as one of the favourites and I still think they will do well in the tournament."

Champs Lg review: Tottenham claim away draw against Real Madrid

22:14 | 17/10/17

Tottenham claimed an away point against the European champions in Champions League Group H as they held Real Madrid 1-1 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.


Helping to assist Messi is a 'privilege', says Paulinho

19:18 | 17/10/17

Barcelona midfielder Paulinho has said that it’s a "privilege" to help assist Lionel Messi to be the best player in the world.


Sigurdsson admits to Everton struggles

12:31 | 17/10/17

Gylfi Sigurdsson admits his Everton career "is not going as I hoped" following his big-money summer move from Swansea City.


Ireland to face Denmark in World Cup play-offs

12:11 | 17/10/17

Ireland will face Demark in November's World Cup play-offs, with the second leg to be played at the Aviva Stadium.


Leicester sack manager Shakespeare

15:47 | 17/10/17

Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just eight matches into the new Premier League season.


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.