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: 08:32 | 28/7/16

Rodgers hails Celtic's resilience


Brendan Rodgers praised Celtic's mentality to come from a goal down to draw 1-1 against Astana in their Champions League qualifier.

The Hoops fell behind to a Yuri Logvinenko goal in the 19th minute at the Astana Arena but they fought on for the equaliser and were finally rewarded when Leigh Griffiths struck with 12 minutes remaining.

The result means Celtic will take a valuable away goal into next Wednesday's second leg in Glasgow and Rodgers was quick to pay tribute to his players.

"It was an outstanding result," Rodgers said. "We're disappointed with the goal but I think after that we showed wonderful mentality to keep fighting. It's a very important result for us."

Former Cork City centre-back Eoghan O'Connell made his European debut for the Scottish champions and the 20-year-old was signalled out for praise by his manager.

"I thought he was outstanding," Rodgers said. "For a young layer, he has been on the fringes for a few years, coming into that environment, under pressure, he had very few mistakes in the game.

"You would expect him to make some as a young player but he coped in a very difficult situation."

Reflecting on the game, Rodgers added: "We were all written off before the game, everyone was pretty clear in their opinion that we would do well to come back with anything other than a loss.

"But the players deserve an immense amount of credit, to fight and show spirit and passion in the game.

"The resilience and strength that we have built up over the course of pre-season came into effect."

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 .

Kompany injury 'not a big issue'

01:00 | 19/2/17

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Vincent Kompany's leg injury "is not a big issue".


FA Cup sixth round draw

18:44 | 19/2/17

Holders Manchester United will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the pick of the FA Cup quarter-finals.


FA Cup holders Man Utd win at Blackburn

18:13 | 19/2/17

Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were on the scoresheet, as holders Manchester United came from behind to beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 and book their place i...


Kane plays down knee worries

17:10 | 19/2/17

Tottenham striker Harry Kane says his knee feels "fine" following his hat-trick in Sunday's 3-0 FA Cup win at Fulham.


Mourinho: Pogba will soon seem "cheap"

00:17 | 19/2/17

Jose Mourinho says the world-record £89m Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba last summer will soon seem cheap.


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.