ESPN win Irish rights

The Premier League matches are the same that ESPN will show in the UK next season.

ESPN confirmed on Tuesday that they plan to launch an ew UK sports channel on 3 August.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said: “The Premier League is extremely pleased that ESPN has invested in our broadcast rights for the Republic of Ireland.

“They have a formidable worldwide reputation and we have great confidence in their ability to provide football fans with first-rate coverage and programming.”