Eir Sport 2

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eir Sport 2
Launched2004 (as Setanta Sports 1)
Owned byEir
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Broadcast areaIreland
Northern Ireland
Formerly calledSetanta Sports 1 (2004–2016)
Sister channel(s)Eir Sport 1
Sky IrelandChannel 422
Channel 871 (HD)
Eir VisionChannel 406
Channel 421 (HD)

eir Sport 2 (formerly Setanta Sports 1) is an Irish pay television channel owned by Setanta Sports Channel Ireland.[1]

The channel carries coverage of association football (including top-flight European leagues and UEFA Europa League), boxing, golf, motorsport, and coverage of the SSE Airtricity League.

On 16 December 2013 Setanta Sports launched a high-definition of Setanta Sports 1. Setanta Sports 1 HD was first exclusively available through Virgin Media Ireland, but later launched on Sky on 20 July 2015, along with Premier Sports HD.[2]

Broadcast rights[edit]

Most of these air on both Setanta Ireland and Setanta Sports 1 and are shared between the two channels. In some instances (largely football coverage) Setanta only possess Republic of Ireland rights, during such programming the channel is unavailable in Northern Ireland. Conversely, live coverage of GAA Championship matches is available only in Northern Ireland and not the Republic.

Club football[edit]

International football[edit]

  • Friendly matches, typically on a once-off basis

Gaelic Athletic Association[edit]

Rugby Union[edit]

Rugby League[edit]

Other programming[edit]

Setanta's major in-house programme is The Sports Show (formerly The Hub) which airs daily. It also simulcasts the radio show Off The Ball from Newstalk.

Setanta Sports Cup[edit]

Setanta is the sponsor of the Setanta Sports Cup, an annual soccer tournament featuring teams from the League of Ireland and Irish Football League.


As of 5 July 2016 in the Republic of Ireland, the Eir Sport Package is available for free to any Eir broadband customer. This includes the BT Sport package. Additionally the Eir Sport Package is available on Eir TV, Virgin Media Ireland, Sky Ireland and Vodafone TV.[3][4] Eir Sport offers commercial venues in Ireland programming of sports such as football (soccer), Gaelic football, hurling, golf, cricket, rugby union and rugby league and boxing.


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