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Connacht's Greatest Day Leads An Extensive Eir Sport Gold Lineup This Week

Connacht's Greatest Day Leads An Extensive Eir Sport Gold Lineup This Week
By Michael McCarthy
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One of very few benefits of the lockdown and the lack of sport has been the ability to look back and relive some of the great days of the past. TG4's All-Ireland Gold has been a Godsend, and RTE Sport Classics have certainly filled a void too. Nobody has gone as far as eir Sport though, whose eir Sport Gold series has given us extensive classic viewing over the last number of weeks.

Their lineup for the week ahead has been released and, as usual, Liverpool and Manchester United fans are well catered for on Tuesday and Thursday nights respectively.

As well as that, there's some incredible hurling on the agenda on Wednesday night, in particular the infamous 1998 Munster Final between Clare and Waterford and the legendary 2004 decider between Waterford and Cork. Voters in the this week's 15 for 30 on Balls.ie may want to check those games out to help them make their decisions.

In Gaelic football, Kerry's second "three-in-a-row" and the last hoorah of the Golden Years is the standout, their 1086 All-Ireland final win against Tyrone. That games airs at 8pm on Saturday night.

For rugby fans however, Connacht's 2016 PRO12 Grand Final win over Leinster is definitely the stand out. On Friday night, the greatest moment in Connacht's history can be relived in full. Their unlikely journey to the Pro 12 title in 2016 was rubber stamped by a complete and thrilling performance that blew Leinster out of the water in Murrayfield.

For Leinster and Ireland fans, Friday could be a bit of  tough watch. After the defeat to Connacht, Ireland's 2007 World Cup humiliation against Argentina will follow.


There's lots of boxing, football World Cup games, FA Cup finals and more on the agenda too, so plenty to keep going over the next seven days.


Here's the lineup in full:

Monday 25th May: FIFA Gold
17:00 France v Argentina 2019
21:30 FIFA World Cup 1994 Official Film

Tuesday 26th May: Liverpool Night
19:00 Liverpool v Arsenal 1964 - Highlights
20:00 Tranmere v Liverpool 11/03/2001 – Highlights
20:30 Liverpool v Arsenal 12/05/2001 - Highlights
21:00 Luton v Liverpool 07/01/2006 – Highlights
21:30 Liverpool v Man Utd 18/02/2006 – Highlights


Wednesday 27th May: GAA Gold Night
19:00 Clare v Waterford 1998 Munster SHC
20:30 Cork v Tipperary 2000 Munster SHC
22:00 Cork v Waterford 2004 Munster SHC

Thursday 28th May: Man United Night
19:00 Wolves v Man Utd 1966 - Highlights
20:00 Man Utd v Arsenal 16/02/2008 - Highlights
20:30 Man Utd v West Ham 26/01/2003 - Highlights
21:00 Man Utd v Man City 14/02/2004 – Highlights
21:30 Man Utd v Millwall 22/05/2004 – Highlights

Friday 29th May: Rugby Gold
19:00 Connacht v Leinster PRO 14 Final 2016
21:00 Ireland v Argentina 2007 RWC
Saturday 30th May: Boxing Gold
15:00 Arsenal v Chelsea FA Cup Final 2017
18:00 Galway United v Bohemian FC 2010
20:00 Kerry v Tyrone All-Ireland Football Final 1986
21:30 Tyson Raw and Uncut
22:00 Cassius Clay's Greatest Hits - Vol I
22:25 Cassius Clay Greatest Hits - Vol II
23:15 Ringside - Top 25 Knockouts - Vol I
Sunday 31st May: FIFA World Cup Gold
19:00 Spain v Northern Ireland 1982



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