Sports FAQs

Need to find something specific about sports channels? Check out the answers to the most common questions here.


Virgin Media Sport FAQs

What exactly is broadcast on Virgin Media Sport?

All the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Nations League – that’s over 400 matches for true fans.

We also recently announced that the Liam Miller Tribute match will air on Virgin Media Sport on the 25th September, 2018. Highlights will be on Virgin Media One.

Who are your panel of experts?

Graeme Souness, Kevin Kilbane and Republic of Ireland legend Niall Quinn are Virgin Media Sport’s panel of expert commentators. The broader presentation team will include former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr; former Republic of Ireland international Keith Andrews; and presenter Niamh Kinsella. Virgin Media Sport is presented by Virgin Media Television’s Tommy Martin.

Do viewers get to see all 400+ matches?

Yes! As a Virgin Media TV subscriber you’ll get a chance to see well over 400 games on Virgin Media Sport – we’ll be updating how and where as we get nearer to kick off.

Will the Champion’s League Final be offered as free to air?

The Final will be broadcast FTA as well as on Virgin Media Sport.

How much does the Virgin Media TV Anywhere Sports pack cost?

If you’re a Virgin Media customer TV or broadband customer the Virgin Media Sport Pack is FREE as part of your pack. If you’re a Virgin mobile customer you can get it for €5 per month.

You must keep your Virgin Media Sport Pack for a minimum of 30 days. After this point, you can cancel your Virgin Media Sport Pack subscription at any point by notifying us.

What if I can’t get Virgin Media in my area?

Virgin TV Anywhere App will cater for any viewer not within the Virgin Media footprint. For non-Virgin Media customers who order the Virgin Media Sport Pack a €20 per month fee will apply. You must keep your Virgin Media Sport Pack for a minimum of 30 days, after this period, you can cancel your Virgin Media Sport Pack subscription at any point by notifying us.

Will the Virgin TV Anywhere App be available on Smart TVs?

The App is available via iOS, Android, Windows and Desktop. The Virgin Media (Television) channels will be able to be casted to a Smart TV, all in HD!

Also with our Start over, Replay TV, Live Pause, On Demand and Record 4 capabilities, customers have complete control of over 400 live games of Football this coming season.

How do I access the app if I’m a non-TV Customer?

Once your account is activated you will receive an email from Virgin Media prompting you to register first for My Virgin Media, once you have registered for My Virgin Media, you should download the Virgin TV Anywhere App from the Apple or Play store or via and use these new credentials to log into the App. Note that access to the app will only be granted at 8am the day after purchase. So plan in advance for those must-see matches!


Eir Sport FAQs

What’s the deal with eir sports?

From the 27th August all existing and new Virgin Media TV customers will now get access to eir sport 1 at NO EXTRA COST, which includes key sporting events like: all Rugby World Cup games (48), All Guinness Pro 14 games, SSE Airtricity League of Ireland matches.

What extra sports content will I get on eir sport 1?


Rugby World Cup 2019

All 48 games of the Rugby World Cup. That means eir sport is the only place to watch all games including every game from Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, France, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa!


All 152 games from the Guinness Pro 14


Live GAA Football and Hurling action from the GAA Allianz Leagues.

SSE Airtricity League of Ireland

Extensive coverage of the SSE Airtricity League. (Runs through until the end of October 2019)

UEFA U21 European Championship home qualifiers

All the Irish UEFA U21 European Championship home qualifiers, with Ireland v Armenia in September followed by the key clash of Ireland v Italy in October.


All 4 days from the Masters 2020 in Augusta live – featuring the World’s best golfers at the World’s best major.


Over 100 hours of live Tennis coverage from Wimbledon, the French Open and so much more...

FA Cup

Exclusive FA Cup Live

When will the channel air its first broadcast on Virgin TV?

We will be launching the channel ‘eir sport 1’ on the Virgin Media platform on the 27th August 2019. So, Virgin Media customers can enjoy content from 9am on that day.

What channel number will eir sport 1 broadcast on Virgin TV?

For Virgin Media TV customer go to:

  •   •  Horizon – Channel 410 (HD Only)
  •   •  D4A – Channel 410 (SD) and Channel 440 (HD

Will eir sport 1 have Replay/Start over capabilities?

Yes, so you’ll never miss any of the sporting action!

How else will I be able to watch them?

•   Virgin TV customers will also be able to view on the TV Anywhere App, accessed via channel 410

•   eir sport 1 content can be cast to the TV from the TV Anywhere App

Will Eir customers now have access to the Virgin Media Sport channels?

Yes, eir TV customers will be able to access Virgin Media Sport and Virgin Media Sport Extra as standard from August 27th.