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Don’t touch that dial… here’s the sport on TV this weekend

The All-Ireland, the Ryder Cup and some great Premier League games are all taking place in the coming days.

Kilkenny and Galway are set to do battle once again.
Kilkenny and Galway are set to do battle once again.

  • One to watch: As anyone who watched the first game will know, the All-Ireland final between Galway and Kilkenny is likely be a thrilling and closely fought affair.
  • One to Sky+: This year’s Ryder Cup looks like being as fascinating and finely balanced as ever. It also takes place at certain ungodly hours though, so you may need to record some of it.
  • One to skip: I don’t know about you, but the prospect of watching Nottingham Forest v Derby in the Championship isn’t especially tempting to us.


General: Seó Spóirt, (TG4, 10.10pm).

Golf: Ryder Cup 2012 (Sky Sports 1 and Sky 3D, 4pm).

Cricket: Twenty20 World Cup Super Eight (Sky Sports 1, 10.30am).

Rugby Union: Pro12, Blues v Ulster (BBC, 7pm); Connacht v Leinster (TG4, 7.30pm). Premiership, Northampton Saints v London Wasps (ESPN, 7pm).

Soccer: Airtricity League Live, Drogheda United take on St. Patrick’s Athletic, (RTE Two, 7pm).

Tennis: Toray Pan Pacific Open (Eurosport, 9am); Malaysia Open (ESPN, 7.15am).


Cricket: ICC World Twenty20 Super Eight stage, two matches teams TBC, (Sky Sports 3, 10.30am, 2.30pm).

Golf: Ryder Cup, day two from Medinah Country Club, (Sky Sports 1, 12.30pm).

Horse Racing: From Newmarket, Market Rasen and Haydock Park, (Channel 4, 1.50pm).

Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership, Leicester v Exeter, (ESPN, 2pm); Rugby Championship, South Africa v Australia, (Sky Sports 2, 1.30pm), Argentina v New Zealand, (Sky Sports 3, midnight); RaboDirect PRO12, Ospreys v Munster, (RTÉ Two, 6.15pm); ITM Cup, Wellington v North Harbour followed by Hawke’s Bay v Otago, (Sky Sports 3 from 6.30am).

Soccer: Barclays Premier League, Arsenal v Chelsea, (Sky Sports 2, noon); Manchester United v Tottenham, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Aberdeen v Hibernian, (ESPN, 11.30am); Primera Division, (Real Sociedad v Athletic Bilbao, (Sky Sports 4, 6.55pm), Sevilla v Barcelona, (Sky Sports 4, 9pm); Serie A, Juventus v Roma, (Setanta Ireland, 7.45pm); League of Ireland, Sligo Rovers v Derry City, (Setanta Ireland, 5.30pm). Premier Saturday Soccer, (RTÉ Two, 8.45pm ); Match of the Day, (BBC 1, 10.15pm)


American Football: NFL, two matches teams TBC, (Sky Sports 4 from 5.30pm); Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants, (Channel 4, 1.10am, Monday).

Cricket: ICC World Twenty20 Super Eight stage, two matches teams TBC, (Sky Sports 3, 10.30am, 2.30pm).

GAA: All-Ireland MHC final replay: Tipperary v Dublin, TV3, 12.30pm) All-Ireland SHC final replay: Kilkenny v Galway, (RTE Two, 2.30pm); The Sunday Game, (RTÉ Two, 9pm).

Golf: Ryder Cup, day three from Medinah Country Club, (Sky Sports 1, 4pm)

Motorcycling: MotoGP, Aragon Grand Prix, (Setanta Ireland, 9.55am)

Motor Racing: NASCAR from Dover International Speedway, (Setanta Ireland, 6pm)

Rugby Union: Aviva Premiership, Harlequins v Saracens, (Sky Sports 1, 1.30pm).

Soccer: Barclays Premier League, Aston Villa v West Brom, (Sky Sports 2, 3.30pm); npower Championship, Nottingham Forest v Derby, (Sky Sports 2, 1pm); Primera Division, Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna, (Sky Sports 2, 6.30pm), Espanyol v Atletico Madrid, (Sky Sports 2, 8.30pm); Serie A, Udinese v Genoa, (ESPN, 11.30am), Sampdoria v Napoli, (ESPN, 1.30pm), Inter Milan v Fiorentina, (ESPN, 7.15pm); Bundesliga, Wolfsburg v Mainz, (ESPN, 4.15pm).

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