Ciaran Gobl, Carrigaline said: "Eason is an Irish company and it is important to keep them around.
"Sports Direct is a big brand, they are hard to stop coming in.
"They are taking over.
"In terms of Patrick's Street, I think the traffic restrictions are a good thing. I drive, but the more reasons you have to not drive the better."
Deborah O’Connell, Carrigrohane, said: "I think it is terrible. Sports Direct will probably put up a flashy front.
"Patrick's Street is losing its character.
"Everything of architectural value has disappeared."
Amy O’Connor, Wilton, said: "Not sure I am happy to see Sports Direct moving in. There are already so many sports stores in the city.
"There is no need for another one.
"I think that space would be great as a venue space where corporate groups could host events.
"I think another sports store is just boring and mundane and all the franchises are taking from the character of the street."
Dillon English, Victoria Cross, added: "It is not a bad thing to be getting more business into the city centre, but it is indicative of the times, more sports stores and clothing companies.
"Traditional shops are falling to the wayside.
"I would probably browse in Sports Direct but I wouldn’t be their most avid customer. I would definitely shop in Eason more."
Kathy Kent, Farranree, said: "I think Sports Direct moving in is not a good thing, especially not with JD Sports next door.
"I think it cheapens the landscape.
"There are enough tracksuits in the city already.
"We need high-end retailers. I’m happy Eason is moving and not closing but I would have liked something more upmarket going into the space."
Ann Marie Hodnett, Cork City: "I’m not really impressed to hear Sports Direct are going in there.
"There are enough sports shops in the city already.
"I would love Zara to come to the city. I would be more broke than I am now, but I would love it."