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Don't touch that dial... here's the sport on TV this weekend

When RTÉ weather lady Jean Byrne is wearing extra layers of red leather, you know it’s too cold to head out.

The Ireland rugby press conference this week.
The Ireland rugby press conference this week.
Image: inpho

SPRING HAS, WE’RE told, sprung. But you wouldn’t know it.

When RTÉ weather lady Jean Byrne is wearing extra layers of red leather, you know it’s too cold to head out.

And why would you, when there’s this lot scheduled…

  • One to sit in for: Ireland. Wales. The Aviva Stadium. As Pádraig Harrington says: it’s a no-brainer.
  • One to Sky-plus: I don’t know about you but I prefer to watch my Super Bowls safe the knowledge I can fast forward through Madonna.
  • One to skip: I haven’t watched the downhill skiing since they brought in the new rules.

Here’s everything you can look forward to:

Today

Basketball: NBA Eastern Conference, Boston Celtics v New York Nicks, (ESPN, 1am, Sat).

Boxing: 2012 Elite National Seniors Boxing Championships, (RTÉ Two, 9pm).

Cricket: Pakistan v England, third test (Sky Sports 1, 6am). Twenty20 International, Australia v India (Sky Sports 1, 8.30am).

Darts: PDC World Cup, (Sky Sports 2, 1pm, 7pm).

Football: Bundesliga, Nuremberg v Borussia Dortmund, (ESPN, 7.30pm).

Golf: The Qatar Masters (Sky Sports 1, 7am); The Phoenix Open (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).

Hockey: Women’s Champions Trophy (Eurosport 2, TBC).

Ice hockey: NHL, Calgary Flames v Chicago Blackhawks, (Setanta Ireland, 2am, Sat).

Rugby: U20 Six Nations, Ireland v Wales, (RTÉ Two, 7pm). New Zealand Sevens, (Sky Sports 4, 7am).

Snooker: German Masters (Eurosport, 1.15pm, 7.30pm).

Skiing: World Cup Nordic combined, (Eurosport, 9.15am, 12.30pm); World Cup downhill, (Eurosport, 11am); World Cup ski-jumping, (Eurosport, 5pm).

Tomorrow

Boxing: British super-bantamweight title, Scott Quigg v Jamie Arthur, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

Cricket: Third Test, Pakistan v England, (Sky Sports 1, 6am); Commonwealth Bank ODI, Australia v India, (Sky Sports 3, 3am).

Darts: PDC World Cup, (Sky Sports 1, 1.30pm, Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Football: Premier League, Manchester City v Fulham, (ESPN, 4.30pm), Stoke v Sunderland, (Setanta Ireland, 2.30pm). npower Championship, Birmingham v Southampton, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm). Scottish Cup fifth round, Inverness v Celtic, (Sky Sports 3, 12.30pm). Serie A, Roma v Inter Milan, (ESPN, 7.45pm). Primera Division, Getafe v Real Madrid, Barcelona v Real Sociedad, (Sky Sports 4, 9pm). African Nations Cup quarter-finals, (Eurosport, 4pm, 6pm, ITV4, 6.30pm). Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

GAA: Allianz NFL, Tyrone v Kildare (Setanta Ireland, 5pm); Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, (Setanta Ireland, 7pm).

Golf: Qatar Masters, (Sky Sports 4, 9.30am); Phoenix Open, (Sky Sports 4, 6pm).

Horse racing: Channel 4, (1.55pm).


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Ice hockey: NHL, Edmonton Oilers v Detroit Red Wings, (Setanta Ireland, 3am, Sun).

Rugby: RBS Six Nations, France v Italy, (RTÉ Two, 2pm, BBC1, 1.30pm); Scotland v England, (BBC1, 4.30pm, RTÉ Two, 5pm). New Zealand Sevens, (Sky Sports 3, 6am).

Skiing: World Cup downhill, (Eurosport, 9.30am, 11am; World Cup cross-country, (Eurosport, 10.45am; World Cup biathlon, (Eurosport, 12.30pm, 2.15pm); World Cup ski-jumping, (Eurosport, 1.15pm).

Snooker: German Masters, (Eurosport, 9pm).

SUNDAY

Cricket: Third Test, Pakistan v England, (Sky Sports 2, 6am); Commonwealth Bank ODI, Australia v India, (Sky Sports 3, 6am).

Cycling: Tour of Qatar (Eurosport, 12.15pm).

Darts: PDC World Cup, (Sky Sports 2, 2pm, 7pm).

Manchester United fans Jeer Chelsea’s Fernando Torres after he misses an open goal in September. Pic: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Football: Barclays Premier League, Chelsea v Manchester United, (Sky Sports 1 3.30pm), Newcastle v Aston Villa, (Sky Sports 1, 1.30pm). npower Championship, Derby v Nottingham Forest, (BBC1, 12.05pm) Scottish Cup fifth round, Hearts v St Johnstone, (Sky Sports 3, 2pm) Serie A, Genoa v Lazio, (ESPN, 11.30am), Fiorentina v Udinese, (ESPN, 1.45pm), AC Milan v Napoli, (ESPN, 6.15pm). Primera Division, Real Zaragoza v Rayo Vallecano, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm), Atletico Madrid v Valencia, (Sky Sports 1, 8.30pm); Bundesliga, Kaiserslautern v Cologne, (ESPN, 4.15pm) African Nations Cup quarter-finals, (Eurosport, 4pm, 6pm).

GAA: GAA Beo, Armagh v Cork plus deferred coverage of Derry v Galway (TG4, 2pm); League Sunday, (RTE2, 8pm).

Golf: Qatar Masters, (Sky Sports 4, 8.30am); Phoenix Open, (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

NFL: Super Bowl XLVI, New England Patriots v New York Giants, (Sky Sports 1, 10.30pm, BBC1, 10.55pm).

Rugby: Six Nations, Ireland v Wales, (RTÉ Two, BBC1, 2.30pm). Anglo-Welsh Cup fourth round, TBC (Sky Sports 3, 4.30pm).

Skiing: World Cup cross-country, (Eurosport, 8.30am); World Cup combined, (Eurosport, 9.45am); World Cup super-giant slalom, (Eurosport, 11am); World Cup biathlon, (Eurosport, 12.15pm, 2pm); World Cup ski-jumping, (Eurosport, 1pm).

Snooker: German Masters, (Eurosport, 9pm).

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