How to get eir Sport
Mark Whelan
Staff Writer

eir Sport was the only place to watch Ireland’s historic victory over New Zealand live on November 5th. Other high-profile sporting events, such as Conor McGregor’s upcoming match with Eddie Alvarez and the 2019 Rugby World Cup will also be exclusive to eir Sport.

What is eir Sport?

eir Sport is a sports package consisting of six separate channels;  eir Sport 1, eir Sport 2, BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Europe and BT Sport ESPN.

It came into existence in July 2016, seven months after eir acquired Setanta Sports for about €20m.

All six eir Sport channels can be accessed on a TV via a set-top box or on a phone, tablet or laptop via the free eir Sport app.

What content is exclusive to eir Sport?

Many people were surprised to realise that Ireland’s historic victory over New Zealand in Chicago on November 5th wasn’t shown live on any free-to-air channels. It was exclusive to eir Sport.

And there will be more exclusive content to come.

For example, Conor McGregor’s UFC205 match against Eddie Alvarez on November 12th, Liverpool’s Premier League showdown with Manchester City on December 31st and, a little further down the line, the 2019 Rugby World Cup will all be available to eir Sport customers only.

How can I get eir Sport? And how much does it cost?

eir Sport is available at a range of different prices, depending on which broadband provider a customer is with.

  • eir – both new and existing eir broadband customers can get eir Sport for free. If you’re an existing eir broadband customer and don’t have the eir Sport yet, just give eir a call and they will help you get set up. If you aren’t an eir broadband customer and would like to sign up now, you can do so by visiting the eir Broadband page on

  • Sky – Sky Broadband customers can subscribe to eir Sport for an average monthly cost of €18.75. Note that you’ll need your Sky viewing card number to sign up.

  • Virgin Media – eir Sport is not available to Virgin Media customers.

  • Vodafone – eir Sport is available to Vodafone customers for €20 a month, but new Vodafone customers can get all six channels for free for six months. You can sign up for Vodafone broadband on now.

  • eir Broadband and Sky TV - if you’re an eir Broadband customer but you get your TV package from Sky, you can still get eir Sport for free. You can sign up here - you’ll need your eir login details and Sky viewing card number to do so.

If you want to watch McGregor v Alvarez, Liverpool v Manchester City and other exclusive eir Sport content from the comfort of your home this winter, you can sign up for eir Broadband on now and get eir Sport for free.