Virgin Media to show Shamrock Rovers' European group matches live

Meanwhile, RTÉ say they hope to make a decision on the Hoops’ Europa League play-off by Friday.

The Hoops players celebrating last night.
The Hoops players celebrating last night.
Image: Kostadin Andonov/INPHO

SHAMROCK ROVERS’ EUROPEAN group matches will be shown live on Virgin Media. 

Stephen Bradley’s side defeated North Macedonian club FC Shkupi 5-2 on aggregate last night, meaning the are guaranteed a spot in the group stages of either the Europa League or the Europa Conference League. 

The SSE Airtricity League Premier Division champions are set to face Hungarian title-winners Ferencvaros in the play-off round of the Europa League next week. 

Last night’s game wasn’t broadcast on Irish television but a stream was made available to purchase via LOITV at a cost of €10. 

An RTÉ spokesperson has today told The42 that while it is too early to confirm whether they will show the upcoming tie, they hope to have a clearer picture by Friday.  

Meanwhile, a Virgin Media spokesperson has confirmed that they will have live coverage of all Rovers’ group matches. 

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In 2021, Virgin obtained full Irish rights for the Europa League and Europa Conference League on a three-year deal, along with one Champions League match per week on Wednesday nights.  

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