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

Why would you want to go out even if it wasn’t lashing down with rain?

Linz McCabe from Blackrock in Gdasnk last night.
Linz McCabe from Blackrock in Gdasnk last night.
Image: INPHO/James Crombie
  • One to watch: A weekend watching the golf beckons.
  • One to Sky+: If this rain allows, I’ll be fishing on Sunday – but I don’t want to miss the hurling, I must say.
  • One to miss: As one colleague of ours said this week: it’s not a sport, if there’s n ball involved. I’ll give the motor cycling a skip I reckon.


Aussie Rules: Sydney Giants v Richmond Tigers, followed by Adelaide Crows v St Kilda, (ESPN, 5am).

Cycling: Tour of Switzerland (Eurosport, 2.45pm).

Cricket: T20 Warwickshire Bears v Worcestershire Royals, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm).

General: Seó Spóirt, (TG4, 8.30pm).

Football: Euro 2012, Ukraine v France (RTÉ Two 4pm and ITV, 4.30pm); Sweden v England (RTÉ Two and ITV, 7pm)

Golf: US Open (Sky Sports 1, 5pm).

Motorcycling: British Grand Prix free practice from Silverstone, (Setanta Ireland, 10am).

Motor cars: Le Mans 24 Hours (Eurosport 2, 9pm).

Rugby: Fiji v Scotland, Lautoka, (ESPN, 3am).

Tennis: AEGON Championships, Queen’s (BBC2, 1pm and Eurosport 2, 12.15pm).


Boxing: (WBA world super bantamweight bout, Scott Quigg v Rendall Munroe, (Sky Sports 2, 9pm).

Cricket: One-day international, England v West Indies from the Rose Bowl, (Sky Sports 1, 10.30am).
Football: Euro 2012, Czech Republic v Poland, (RTÉ TWO, 7pm, BBC1, 7.10pm); Greece v Russia, (BBC3, 7.30pm). Euro highlights, (RTÉ Two, 11.50pm). MLS, Houston Dynamo v FC Dallas, (ESPN, 10pm).

GAA: Ulster SFC quarter-final: Derry v Donegal, (RTÉ Two, 4.40pm).

Golf: US Open from San Francisco, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

Motorcycling: British Grand Prix practice from Silverstone, (Setanta Ireland, 10am).

Motorsport: Le Mans 24-hr race, (Eurosport 1.45pm); IndyCar Series from Milwaukee, (Sky Sports 3, 5pm)

Rugby: Second Test, New Zealand v Ireland, (Sky Sports 2, 8am); Second Test, Australia v Wales, (Sky Sports 2, 10.30am); Second Test, South Africa v England, (Sky Sports 2, 3.30pm).

Tennis: Aegon Championships, (BBC1, 1.15pm).

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Basketball: NBA play-offs, Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder, (ESPN, 2am)

Cricket: T20, Somerset Sabres v Northants Steelbacks, (Sky Sports 1, 2.30pm).

GAA: Leinster SHC semi-final, Galway v Offaly, (RTÉ One, 1.30pm); Munster SHC semi-final: Clare and Waterford, (RTÉ One, 4pm). The Sunday Game, (RTÉ Two, 10.15pm).

Golf: US Open from San Francisco, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

Motorcycling: British Grand Prix from Silverstone, (Setanta Ireland 11.15am, BBC2 12.30pm, Eurosport 2.30pm).

Motor cars: Le Mans 24-hr race, (Eurosport, 6am); NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from Brooklyn, (Setanta Ireland, 5pm).

What have we forgotten?

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On Tour: Hoping for a late, late show of our own in Gdansk with Pat Kenny

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