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Dublin: 11 °C Friday 18 October, 2019
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Don’t touch that dial… here’s the sport on TV this weekend

Even with our fleece-lined Superman onesie, it’s still too cold to be going outside over the next few days. Stick on the fire and enjoy this sporting smorgasbord instead.

Gerrup: Alan Symes of St Gerard's claims a lineout against Mount Temple in the Vinnie Murray Cup.
Gerrup: Alan Symes of St Gerard's claims a lineout against Mount Temple in the Vinnie Murray Cup.
Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
  • One to watch: Get yourself into Six Nations mode by watching the Wolfhounds against England Saxons tonight.
  • One to Sky+: Late Sunday risers will want to set the box to record the men’s singles final at the Australian Open. It’s an early start if you want to watch it live.
  • One to skip: Unless you’ve insomnia, it won’t be worth staying up for the Pro Bowl on Sunday night. Save yourself for the real deal next week.

Today

Basketball: SuperLeague Cup Finals, UL Huskies v Team Montenotte Hotel Cork and Bord Gáis Neptune v UL Eagles (Setanta Ireland from 6.30pm); We Got Game (documentary, Setanta Ireland, 10.30pm); NBA, Memphis Grizzlies v Brooklyn Nets (ESPN, 1am Sat).

Cricket: South Africa v New Zealand, third one-day international (Sky Sports 1, 12.30pm).

Cycling: The Tour Down Under, stage five (Sky Sports 1, 12.30am Sat).

Golf: European Tour, Qatar Masters (Sky Sports 2, 9.30am); PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).

Rugby Union: Ireland Wolfhounds v England Saxons (RTÉ 2, 7.30pm)

Skiing: Ski Jumping, World Cup meeting from Vikersund, Norway (Eurosport, 5pm).

Snooker: World Snooker Shoot-Out (Sky Sports 2, 6pm).

Soccer: African Nations Cup, Zambia v Nigeria (Eurosport, 2.45pm), Burkina Faso v Ethiopia (ITV4 5.30pm and Eurosport 6pm); Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund v Nurnberg (ESPN, 7.30pm).

Tennis: Australian Open (Eurosport, 8am).

Tomorrow

Athletics: International Match, indoor meeting at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow (BBC1, 1.30pm).

Cricket: Australia v Sri Lanka, First Twenty20 (Sky Sports 1, 8.30am); India v England, fifth one-day international (Sky Sports 1, 3am Sun).

Cycling: The Tour Down Under, final stage  (Sky Sports 2, 2.30am Sun).

Horse Racing: Leopardstown (RTÉ 2, 1.30pm); Cheltenham and Doncaster (Channel 4, 1.30pm).

Golf: European Tour, Qatar Masters (Sky Sports 3, 8.30am); PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).

Rugby Union: LV= Cup, Sale v Scarlets (Sky Sports 1, 2.30pm).

Tennis: Australian Open (Eurosport 8am and BBC2 8.25am).

Skiing: Alpine Skiing, World Cup meeting in Maribor, Slovenia (Eurosport, 11.45am); Nordic Combined Skiing, World Cup meeting from Klingenthal, Germany (Eurosport, 2.15pm); Ski Jumping, World Cup meeting at Vikersund, Norway (Eurosport, 3pm).

Snooker: World Snooker Shoot-Out (Sky Sports 2, 12 noon and 6pm).

Soccer: FA Cup, Stoke v Manchester City (ITV1, 12.10pm); Manchester United v Fulham (ESPN, 4.3opm); African Nations Cup, Algeria v Togo (ITV4, 5.30pm and Eurosport 5.45pm); Serie A, Juventus v Genoa (ESPN, 7.45pm); Ligue 1, Rennes v Marseille (Setanta Ireland, 3.45pm); Serie A, Juventus v Genoa or Atalanta v Milan (Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm); Primera Division, Real Zaragoza v Espanyol and Deportivo La Coruna v Valencia (Sky Sports 1 from 8pm).

Sunday

Basketball: NBA, Boston Celtics v Miami Heat (Sky Sports 2, 6pm); Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder (Sky Sports 2, 8.30pm).

Golf: PGA Tour, Farmers Insurance Open (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Hockey: Indoor Hockey, Men’s Indoor Super Sixes Premier Division semi-finals and final (Sky Sports 2, 3pm).

Horse Racing: Leopardstown (RTÉ 2, 1.15pm)

NFL: Pro Bowl, from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (Sky Sports 1, 11.30pm).

Rugby Union: Leinster Schools, Terenure College v Belvedere College (Setanta Ireland, 2.25pm)

Skiing: Alpine Skiing, World Cup meeting in Maribor, Slovenia, women’s slalom (Eurosport, 11.45am); World Cup meeting in Kitzbuhel, Austria, men’s slalom (12.15pm); Ski Jumping, World Cup meeting at Vikersund, Norway (Eurosport, 1.15pm).

Snooker: World Snooker Shoot-Out (Sky Sports 3, 2pm and Sky Sports 4 7pm).

Soccer: FA Cup, Brentford v Chelsea (ESPN, 10.45am); Leeds v Tottenham (ESPN, 2pm); Oldham v Liverpool (ITV1, 3.30pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Aberdeen v Hibernian (Sky Sports 1, 12 noon); African Nations Cup, Morocco v South Africa or Cape Verde v Angola (ITV4, 4.30pm and Eurosport 4.45pm); Serie A, Inter Milan v Torino (ESPN 7.15pm); Bundesliga, Stuttgart v Bayern Munich (ESPN, 4.30pm); La Liga, Primera Division, Barcelona v Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao v Atletico Madrid (Sky Sports 1, 6pm); Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain v Lille (Setanta Ireland, 7.45pm).

Tennis: Australian Open (Eurosport 8am and BBC2 8.15am).

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