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: 18:05 | 26/1/16

Un De Sceaux primed for Cheltenham

Handlers feel star jumper is ready

Sodexho Clarence House Chase winner Un De Sceaux's handlers feel he is ready for Cheltenham following his masterful display last weekend.

The Willie Mullins-trained eight-year-old produced a dominant display in seeing off main rival Sire De Grugy at Ascot in preparation for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

In winning the race, Un De Sceaux maintained his remarkable record of never having been beaten when he has stayed on his feet and Colm O'Connell, son of owner Edward, feels it was the perfect preparation for the Prestbury Park showdown.

"That was the performance we'd been waiting for, it was an absolute masterclass from horse and jockey (Ruby Walsh)," he said.

"I thought that was his best ever display. Running to the last Sire De Grugy's petrol tank was empty, and we know how good a horse he is.

"Lots of work has gone into him at home since the early days for him to become like it and it gives us options.
"We needed a run like that after missing the Tingle Creek and falling at Leopardstown, but he was absolutely brilliant.

"Ruby rode him with pure confidence, he just waited approaching two out and then pressed the button.

"His jumps at the last two showed how much he had left.

"He's only eight, we're still finding out about him but he's never been beaten when he stood up.

"We've won the semi-final and now we can look forward to the final in March."

Tizzard knocked by Thistlecrack injury

15:12 | 23/2/17

Colin Tizzard admits he struggled to come to terms with the fact that Thistlecrack will not run in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.


Coronation Cup to move to Friday

12:38 | 22/2/17

The Investec Coronation Cup is to revert to its original slot on the day before the Investec Derby.


Thistlecrack to miss Cheltenham

13:20 | 21/2/17

Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack has been ruled out for the rest of the season.


Pacquiao promoter denies Khan talk

15:16 | 21/2/17

Speculation that Amir Khan may finally get the super-fight he craves against Manny Pacquaio on May 20th have been flatly dismissed by the latter's promoter.


McCoy to be honoured at Cheltenham

15:36 | 17/2/17

Cheltenham racecourse is to unveil a statue of former Champion jockey Tony McCoy at next month's Cheltenham Festival.


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.