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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 raining. Which it probably is.

Munster skipper Doug Howlett at squad training in Limerick this week.
Munster skipper Doug Howlett at squad training in Limerick this week.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
  • One to watch: Can Munster get their Heineken Cup win up and running this weekend?
  • One to Sky+: The Patriots v Jets on Sunday night be great… but I do need my beauty sleep.
  • One to skip: Shinty? I’m a hurling snob.


Golf: European Tour, Perth International Golf Championship (Sky Sports 1, 6.30am); PGA Tour, McGladrey Classic (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Handball: GAA Handball Show, (TG4, 7.30pm).

Rugby: European Cup, Glasgow Warriors v Ulster (Sky Sports, 7.30pm); ITM Cup, (Sky Sports 4, 7.30am).

Snooker: Players Tour Championship, (Eurosport, 8.30am, 1.45pm).

Football: Airtricity League, Drogheda v Sligo Rovers, (RTÉ Two, 7pm); Ligue 1, Bordeaux v Lille (ESPN, 7.30pm); Bundesliga, Hoffenheim v Greuther Furth (ESPN, 9.45pm); npower Championship, Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm); Ligue 1, Bordeaux v Lille, (ESPN, 7.30pm).

Tennis: WTA, Kremlin Cup, (Eurosport, 10am).


GAA: Ireland v Scotland, Shinty (TG4, 108pm)

Golf: European Tour, Perth International, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30am); PGA Tour, McGladrey Classic, (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Horse racing: Royal Ascot, (BBC1, 1.30pm); Channel 4 Racing, from Cheltenham, Catterick and Kelso, (Channel 4, 1.55pm).

Motorcycling: MotoGP, Malaysian Grand Prix qualifying, (Setanta Ireland, 6am).

Rugby league: Autumn International Series, France v Wales, (BBC2, 2.45pm).

Rugby union: Heineken Cup, Scarlets v Leinster, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Saracens v Racing Metro, (Sky Sports 1, 3.50pm); Exeter v Clermont Auvergne, (Sky Sports 1, 5.45pm), Connacht V Harlquinns at 6pm on the red button; Bledisloe Cup, Australia v New Zealand, (Sky Sports 1, 10.55am);

Snooker: Players Tour Championship, (Eurosport, 8.30am, 3pm).

Football: Clydesdale Bank Premier League, St Mirren v Celtic, (ESPN 11.45am); Barclays Premier League, Tottenham v Chelsea, (Sky Sports 2, noon); Manchester United v Stoke, (Setanta Ireland, 2.30pm); Norwich v Arsenal, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8.30pm); npower Championship, Burnley v Blackpool, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Primera Division, Real Madrid v Celta Vigo, Valencia v Athletic Bilbao and Deportivo La Coruna v Barcelona, (Sky Sports 4, 5.30pm); Serie A, Lazio v AC Milan, (Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm, ESPN, 7.45pm).

Tennis: WTA, Kremlin Cup, (Eurosport, 10am).


American football: NFL, Houston Texans v Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots v New York Jets, (Sky Sports 3, 5.30pm); Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals, Channel 4, 12.50am, Mon).


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GAA: Ballintober v Ballaghaderreen, live, (TG4, 3pm).

Golf: European Tour, Perth International, (Sky Sports 2, 6.30am); PGA Tour, McGladrey Classic, (Sky Sports 2, 7pm).

Motor cycling: MotoGP, Malaysian Grand Prix, (Setanta Ireland, 6am, BBC2, 8.30am).

Motor racing: World Touring Car Championship, Suzuka, (Eurosport, 6.15am); British Touring Car Championship, Brands Hatch, (ITV4, 10.30am).

Rugby: Heineken Cup, Munster v Edinburgh, (Sky Sports 2, 12.30pm) highlights, (TG4, 5.15pm), Leicester v Ospreys, (Sky Sports 2, 3pm).

Snooker: Players Tour Championship, (Eurosport, 9am, noon and 7pm).

Fotball: Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Hearts v Motherwell, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Barclays Premier League, Sunderland v Newcastle, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); QPR v Everton, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); FA Cup first-round draw, (ITV1, 1.30pm); Serie A, Cagliari v Bologna, (ESPN, 11.30am); Inter Milan v Catania, (ESPN, 1.30pm, Setanta Ireland, 1.55pm); Genoa v Roma, (ESPN, 7.15pm, Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm); Bundesliga, Hamburg v Stuttgart, (ESPN, 4.15pm); Primera Division, Osasuna v Real Betis and Real Sociedad v Atletico Madrid, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm); Major League Soccer, Seattle Sounders v FC Dallas, (ESPN, 2am, Mon).

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