Published: 11:32 | 2/4/20

Go for gold on eir sport


eir sport has announced details of its latest catalogue, the best back sporting archive in the country - eir sport gold.

GAA, soccer, rugby and boxing classics are just the tip of the iceberg on eir sport gold.

While we all really miss live sport, taking a trip down memory lane is now easier than ever thanks to the extensive range of iconic sporting moments now being showcased on eir sport.

Best, Ali, Pele, O’Driscoll, Sonia, Heffo’s Army…. With a range of classic matches, tournaments, fights and films all being broadcast, eir sport gold is set to keep fans of all ages satisfied with a wide variety of classics to enjoy.

Holding the best back catalogue in the country, including the rights to All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals, Provincial Championships and qualifiers, eir sport is the number one place for GAA lovers to relive some of the most iconic games ever played. 

From Kerry’s ‘Golden Years’ under the legendary Mick O’Dwyer, the famous Tipperary v Kilkenny rivalry, Leitrim in 1992, Westmeath in 2004, the unforgettable 2011 Football Final and everything else in between, eir sport is the channel for every GAA fan.

Proving that old truly is gold with its catalogue of soccer matches, eir sport will show everything from Italy to Korea. David O’Leary’s penalty against Romania at Italia ‘90 has been dubbed one of the greatest moments of sporting history for the country and is one that cannot be missed. And for those missing club football at home and abroad, an extensive range of matches dating back to the ‘60s will be aired featuring some of Liverpool, Leeds, Man United’s and the League of Ireland’s finest moments.

Fear not rugby fans -  eir sport hasn’t forgotten you. South Africa’s historic victory over the mighty All Blacks in 1995 and 1987’s famous try by Serge Blanco in Sydney are just some of the moments coming up on eir sport. Other classic encounters from the Rugby World Cup will feature alongside epic contests from the Guinness PRO14, the Celtic and Magners League for fans of the oval ball.   

And there’s more, boxing supporters can be transported back to 1975 to watch Muhammad Ali take on Joe Frazier in ‘The Thrilla in Manilla’ clash before being taken to Atlantic City in 1988 to see the moment that Mike Tyson defended his World Heavyweight title against former Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes. 

Tennis lovers will also be pleased to see Wimbledon classics such as Nadal’s memorable triumph over Federer in 2008 beside a host of top class sporting documentaries and films which will be aired to keep the whole family entertained.    

Speaking about the announcement, eir sport Managing Director Susan Brady said: “At eir sport, we are committed to delivering the very best sporting content to our fans and have been working hard in recent weeks to fill the void left by the absence of live sport.

We are really excited to announce details of our eir sport gold catalogue and hope the range of classic sporting memories and content will be enjoyed by sports fans across the country. 

The newest catalogue will showcase a host of iconic matches for viewers to relive alongside a variety of exclusive content, award-winning documentaries, films and much more besides.”

Visit: https://eirsport.ie/gold for a full list of upcoming fixtures. 

  • Over 100 classic GAA All-Ireland Finals, Provincial Championships and Qualifiers back to 1970
  • Over 100 Liverpool and Manchester United games from the 60s/70s/80s
  • Two weeks of Wimbledon across July featuring 12 classic games in full
  • Every FA Cup final from 1980 to 2019
  • World Cup Classic matches featuring Ireland, Brazil, Italy, France & England from 1970-2018
  • Official FIFA film Documentaries from 10 World Cups & official IOC Olympics films from 12 Summer Olympics, including 1956 in Melbourne
  • Dozens of legendary fights from Tyson, Ali, Foreman, Marciano, all the way to Joe Louis

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