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: 15:56 | 12/8/16

Phelan fears for Hull

Caretaker manager Mike Phelan admits Hull will struggle to compete in the Premier League due to a lack of players.

The Tigers have been hit by a string of injury problems during the off-season and head into Saturday's Premier League opener with just 13 fit senior players.

Their transfer plans have been hit by the uncertainty surrounding the club's ownership and the lack of a permanent manager - Steve Bruce resigned just three weeks ahead of the new season - and Phelan admits they are not in a position to compete against Leicester on the opening day of the campaign.

"I would say no, simply because of the injuries - and the injuries are not short term," Phelan told his pre-match press conference.

"Most of them are longer term than we expected. It's a small squad, but small squads before have worked well together.

"There definitely need to be additions to this football club."

Phelan is hoping to bring in some new players before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

"At the moment it is all purely picking up the phones, speaking to people and trying to find the targets," he said.

"(We're chasing) new targets because people we went for earlier in the pre-season have now moved on and gone to other clubs.

"We have to start again, I know it's a short window, the pressure is on now to do some business."

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 .

It's been a very, very good season, says Mourinho

08:12 | Today

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has hailed his team’s achivements after they won the Europa League title and with it secured a coveted spot in next seas...

Rooney has 'more or less' decided future

18:29 | Today

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney admits he has 'more or less' made a decision on his future.

City announce departures

18:17 | Today

Manchester City are to release Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero in the summer.

Cook agrees new Cherries deal

08:44 | Today

Steve Cook has committed his future to Bournemouth by signing a new four-year deal with the Cherries.

LOI Weekly Episode 14

11:26 | Today

?LOI Weekly episode 14 is available to download now.

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.