Dublin: 19°C Saturday 24 July 2021

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

Broke after last weekend’s goings on? It’s time to get on the sofa for the weekend.

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  • One to sit in for: Armagh v Down on Setanta at Saturday tea-time? Why not.
  • One to Sky-plus: The La Liga soccer on the same night could be tasty. Barca are back to within six points of Real. What’s Spanish for ‘squeaky bum’?
  • One to skip: I’ve been warned off the horses after last week.

So here’s what’s in store…


Basketball: Superleague women’s and men’s finals, (Setanta Ireland, 6.30pm, 8.30pm).

Boxing: European lightweight title, Gavin Rees v Anthony Mezaache, (Sky Sports 4, 9pm).

Cricket: Third Test, New Zealand v South Africa (Sky Sports 2, 9.25pm).  ODI, West Indies v Australia, (Sky Sports 2, 1.25pm, 3.30pm).

Cycling: Tour of Catalunya (Eurosport, 3pm).

Football: Bundesliga, Wolfsburg v Hamburg, (ESPN, 7.15pm).

Golf: European Tour, The Trophee Hassan II (Sky Sports 1, 11.30am, 3.30pm); PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Motorsport: Formula One Practice, Malaysia Grand Prix (Setanta Ireland, 3am, Sat, Sky Sports F1, 4.55am, Sat).

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

Rugby: RaboDirect PRO12, Leinster v Ospreys (RTE Two, 7pm). Hong Kong Sevens, (Sky Sports 2, 7.45pm).


Basketball: NBA Western Conference, Houston Rockets v Dallas Mavericks, (ESPN, midnight).

Boxing: WBC Light Welterweight title, Erik Morales v Danny Garcia, (Sky Sports 1, 12.45am, Sun); British Super Featherweight title, Gary Buckland v Paul Truscott, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

Cricket: Twenty20 World Cup qualifier highlights, (RTÉ Two, 11.35pm).  Test, New Zealand v South Africa, (Sky Sports 3, 10pm).

Cycling: Tour of Catalunya, (Eurosport, 3pm).

Football: Premier League, Chelsea v Tottenham, (Sky Sports 2, noon); Liverpool v Wigan, (Setanta Sports 1, 2.30pm); Stoke v Manchester City, (ESPN, 4.30pm). Premier Soccer, (RTÉ Two, 8pm). Primera Division, Real Mallorca v Barcelona, Real Madrid v Real Sociedad and Getafe v Valencia, (Sky Sports 4, 5.15pm, 7pm, 9pm).

GAA: Allianz HL, Dublin v Tipperary, (Setanta Ireland, 4.55pm); Allianz FL, Armagh v Down, (Setanta Sports 1, 6.55pm).

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Golf: Trophee Hassan II, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Arnold Palmer Invitational, (Sky Sports 3, 5pm).

Horse racing: Channel 4 Racing, (Channel 4, 1.55pm).

Rugby: RaboDirectPro12, Treviso v Ulster, (BBCNI, 4pm); Rabo, Munster v Connacht, (TG4, 730pm); Aviva Premiership, Harlequins v Bath, (ESPN, 1.30pm), Northampton v Wasps, (Sky Sports 1, 5.30pm). Super 15, Crusaders v Cheetahs and Brumbies v Highlanders, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30am, 8.30am).  Hong Kong Sevens, (ESPN, 6.30am).

Motorsport: Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix qualifying, (Sky Sports F1, Setanta Ireland, 8am).

Tennis: Sony Ericsson Open, (Sky Sports 4, 3pm).


Basketball: NBA inter-Conference, Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat, (ESPN, 1am, Mon) .

Cricket: Test, Sri Lanka v England, (Sky Sports 1, 5am, Mon); New Zealand v South Africa, (Sky Sports 4, 10.25pm). ODI, West Indies v Australia, (Sky Sports 4, 2.25pm).

Cycling: Tour of Catalunya, (Eurosport, 12.45pm); Criterium International, (Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Football: Airtricity League, Bohemians v St Patrick’s Athletic, (RTÉ Two, 3.45pm). Premier League, West Brom v Newcastle, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm). SPL, Rangers v Celtic, (Sky Sports 1, 12.30pm). Johnstones Paint Trophy final, Chesterfield v Swindon, (Sky Sports 2, 1.30pm).

GAA: TBC, live and deferred coverage of the GAa Allianz League (TG4, 2pm); League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

Golf: Trophee Hassan II, (Sky Sports 3, 2pm); Arnold Palmer invitational, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Hockey: Olympic qualification, women’s decider, Belgium v Ireland, (Eurosport 2, 3pm)

Motorsport: Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix, (Sky Sports F1, Setanta Ireland 8.55am); Malaysian GP2 sprint race, (Setanta Ireland, 6.10am).

Rugby: Aviva Premiership, London Irish v Leicester, (ESPN, 2.15pm). Hong Kong Sevens, (Sky Sports 2, 6am).

Tennis: Sony Ericsson Open, (Sky Sports 2, 4.30pm, Eurosport, 6pm).

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