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: 15:31 | 30/8/16

Rogers called into Ireland squad

Dundalk goalkeeper Gary Rogers has been called into the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming games against Oman and Serbia.

Rogers, who was on the bend for the friendly with Holland in May, has been called into the squad following David Forde's decision to remain with Portsmouth, who are in League Two action at the weekend.

“David has just joined a new club. He is first choice at the minute," manager Martin O'Neill explained. "He feels that just at the moment that his first duty is to Portsmouth. They have some games during the break and he doesn’t want to give up that position. I agree with that sentiment and so he’s not with us.”

Rogers will train with the squad for the rest of the week before returning to his club for the SSE Airtricity League clash with Bohemians on Friday night. He will then travel to Belgrade with Ireland for the World Cup qualifier with Serbia on Monday.

With the transfer window due to close on Wednesday evening, O'Neill admits some players may have to leave the camp in order to finalise their club futures.

"Some of the players might leave to have medicals if there are opportunities at clubs. I don’t have a problem with that. That’s just part things of this week. Hopefully it will all be cleared up on Thursday morning after which we can get completely focused on the Serbia game,” he said.

Wednesday's clash with Oman will mark Robbie Keane's final appearance for the Republic of Ireland.

The 36-year-old will win his 146th cap when he takes to the Aviva Stadium and he will be hoping to add to his 67 goals on what is expected to be an emotional night for the striker.

Paying tribute to the LA Galaxy player, O'Neill said: "Since I've come, the only disappointment I would have had is that I didn't have a 27-year-old Robbie Keane rather than a 33-year-old, at the time, I think he was.

"He's been a terrific, an absolutely terrific player and certainly he will be hard to replace.

"Robbie will take away some great memories with the number of games he has played, the number of goals he has scored.

"I haven't told him whether he will start the game, but he will certainly be participating in the game. There's a fairly decent chance he will start the game.

"Is he one [goal] behind Gerd Muller? Is he? Well, he'd better do it in the first 20 minutes of the game because he's going to find time pressing, really pressing."

Wednesday's match international friendly against Oman is live on eir Sport 1.

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 .

Defoe coy on Bournemouth reports

13:40 | Today

Jermain Defoe has played down speculation about a possible move to Bournemouth by insisting he is focused on England's upcoming matches against Scotland and Fra...

Terry wants Blues to act fast

10:41 | Today

John Terry has urged Chelsea to spend big to bring in “bigger and better players” as they prepare to return to the Champions League.

Terry hopes for Wembley return

12:14 | Today

John Terry has vowed to return to Wembley as a manager.

Ederson close to City deal

09:44 | Today

Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes is to undergo a medical at Manchester City ahead of his proposed £35million move to the Premier League.

Sanchez "doesn't know" about Arsenal future

10:19 | 28/5/17

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez says he is unsure whether he will be at the club next 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.