eir Sport celebrated it’s first birthday during the week and took time to reflect on 12 months that were packed with no little drama.
Top among the events covered exclusively on the channel was Ireland’s win over the All Blacks in Chicago where eir were the only Irish channel to bring the coverage home.
They tapped into the superstardom of Conor McGregor bringing his title capture in New York to Ireland through the partnership with BT Sport and they were on board for Dundalk’s journey to the very edge of the Champions’ League group stages.
In the spring they became the first Irish channel to ‘red button three matches on Saturday nights in the Allianz League and it was their cameras that captured Robbie Keane’s farewell to the Irish shirt.
Managing Director Glen Killane took time out with a collection of sports stars to mark the occasion. Pictured above are Tommy Walsh, marie Louise reilly, Andy Lee and Dave Kearney.
The team were on site at Tallaght Stadium last night for the Europa League and are gearing up to bring all matches in the Women’s Rugby World Cup to an Irish audience for the first time next month.
In terms of technology the station has developed its own app and launched a chromecast option to keep up with the latest developments in how we watch TV.
In a business sense they have been innovative as well, providing the eir Sport pack free of charge to all eir Broadband customers in a reflection of the model being used by BT Sport in the UK.
The first year of life is generally where you find your feet. We look forward to the next phases of development of the channel and to working with them over the coming years to reflect the world of Irish sports media.