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

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Rena Buckley of Cork with Bernie Breen of Kerry who contest the senior final, which will be shown in HD for the first time on TG4.
Rena Buckley of Cork with Bernie Breen of Kerry who contest the senior final, which will be shown in HD for the first time on TG4.
Image: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
  • One to sit in for: Leinster v Munster on Saturday night? Get it done.
  • One to Sky+: Plenty of top-class ladies football on Sunday afternoon.
  • One to skip: I can’t deal with the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after last week’s drama at Medinah.


Cricket: Twenty20 World Cup semi-final (Sky Sports 1, 1.30pm).

Football: Airtricity League, Cork City v Sligo Rovers, (Setanta Ireland, 7.30pm).

Golf: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Sky Sports 2, 1.30pm); Justin Timberlake Open (Sky Sports 3, 9pm).

Motorsport: Formula One, Japanese Grand Prix first and second practice, (Setanta Ireland, 1.55am, 5.55am).

Rugby: PRO12, Ulster v Connacht (RTÉ Two, 6.45pm); Currie Cup, Blue Bulls v Western Province, (Sky Sports 4, 6pm); Aviva Premiership, Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers, (Sky Sports 2, 7.30pm).

General: Seo Spoirt, (TG4, 8.30pm).


Boxing: Prizefighter, lightweight tournament, (Sky Sports 1, 8.30pm).

Football: Barclays Premier League, Manchester City v Sunderland, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm); Chelsea v Norwich, (Setanta Ireland, 2.30pm); West Ham v Arsenal, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm); npower Championship, Ipswich v Cardiff, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Serie A, Genoa v Palermo, (Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm, ESPN, 7.45pm).

Golf: European Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship day three, (Sky Sports 1, 1.30pm); Justin Timberlake Open, (Sky Sports 3, 9pm).

Motorcycling: Grand Prix of Poland, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Motorsport: Formula One, Japanese Grand Prix practice and qualifying, (Setanta Ireland, 2.55am and 5.55am).

Rugby league: Super League Grand Final, (Sky Sports 1, 5.30pm).

Rugby union: Leinster v Munster, RaboDirect Pro12, (TG4 6pm), Aviva Premiership, Gloucester v Bath, (ESPN, 1.30pm); Rugby Championship, South Africa v New Zealand, (Sky Sports 3, 3.30pm); Argentina v Australia, (Sky Sports 1, midnight, Sun).

Snooker: Polish Open, (Eurosport, noon).


Cricket: ICC World Twenty20, The final from Colombo, (Sky Sports 2, 1.30pm).

Cycling: Paris-Tours one-day race, (Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Equestrian: Horse of the Year Show, (Sky Sports 4, 8pm).

Football: FAI Ford Cup semi-finals, Derry City v Shelbourne and Dundalk v St Patrick’s Athletic (RTÉ Two, from 1.30pm), SPL, Celtic v Hearts, (Sky Sports 4 12.30pm); Barclays Premier League, Southampton v Fulham and Newcastle v Manchester United, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm, 3.30pm); Bundesliga, Hannover 96 v Borussia Dortmund, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Primera Division, Barcelona v Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid v Malaga, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm, 9pm); Serie A, AS Roma v Atalanta, (Setanta Ireland 11.25am and ESPN 11.30am); AC Milan v Inter Milan, (ESPN, 7.15pm and Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm).

Ladies football: JFC final, Louth v Antrim (TG4 12pm); IFC final, Armagh v Waterford (TG4 2pm); SFC final, Cork v Kerry, (TG4 4pm) Highlights, (RTÉ Two, 8pm)

Golf: European Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 12.30pm); Justin Timberlake Open, (Sky Sports 2, 9pm).

American football:Philadelphia Eagles v Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots at Denver, (Sky Sports 3, 5.30pm, 9.15pm; San Diego Chargers v New Orleans Saints, (Channel 4, 1.05am, Mon).

Motorsport: British Touring Car Championship from Silverstone, (ITV4, 11am); Formula One, Japanese Grand Prix, (Setanta Ireland, 6.55am).

Rugby: Aviva Premiership, London Welsh v Saracens, (ESPN, 1.30pm).

Snooker: Polish Open, (Eurosport, 3.30pm-5pm and 7pm-9pm).

Tennis: ATP Tour, Japan Open Tennis Championships final, (Sky Sports 2, 6am); China Open final, (Sky Sports 3, 9am); WTA Tour, China Open final, (Eurosport, 12.30pm).

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