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: 14:42 | 10/10/16

O'Brien in line for Leinster return


Sean O'Brien could make his long-awaited Leinster return in this weekend's Champions Cup clash with Castres.

O'Brien has not played since he sustained a serious injury just 20 minutes into Ireland's RBS Six Nations defeat to France in February. He came close to making his return in the latter stages of last season only to suffer a setback which required surgery.

The flanker recently admitted he was reluctant to rush his return but he has been working on his fitness and could feature at the weekend.

“Sean got through a lot of work last weekend and then during the week. He has a couple more markers to hit, he'll train fully today and tomorrow and we'll review him and see how he is," Leinster backs coach Girvan Dempsey explained.

"We'll make him available for selection if he gets through that work. It'll really just depend on how he is. You'd be confident that you'll see him on the field, if not this weekend, but definitely next weekend.

"He'll have to fight for his place to get back in there but it's a great place to be. He is chomping at the bit. He has been very influential while he has been off the field."

While O'Brien is close to returning, Fergus McFadden is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

McFadden sustained a quad injury against Cardiff Blues last month and Dempsey has confirmed he will not play for a 'number of weeks'.

"It's very unfortunate. He has just had a quad tear. It's unfortunate for Fergus, he picked that up and it was worse than we initially feared. He is going to be out for a number of weeks," Dempsey confirmed.

Munster were "blitzed", says Zebo

11:24 | 28/5/17

Simon Zebo says Munster "got blitzed" in Saturday's 46-24 Pro 12 final defeat to Scarlets in the Aviva Stadium.


Scarlets crush Munster to win Pro12 title

20:52 | 27/5/17

Scarlets have won the Pro12 title for the second time, and the first time since 2004, with a commanding 46-22 victory over Munster at Aviva Stadium.


Munster unchanged for PRO12 final

12:38 | 26/5/17

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has kept faith with the starting XV that defeated Ospreys for Saturday's Guinness PRO12 final against Scarlets at the A...


Farrell has no concerns over latecomers

09:58 | 26/5/17

Andy Farrell is confident the latecomers to the British and Irish Lions will be ready to get to work when they finally join up with the squad at the weekend.


Best not in favour of Six Nations changes

09:18 | 24/5/17

Rory Best has added his voice to those against the proposal to reduce the Six Nations to five weeks.


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.