Dublin: 17°C Sunday 1 August 2021

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

Including United v Chelsea, Ireland v France and much, much more.

  • One to watch: Even if they’ve no chance of winning anything anymore, Ireland’s Six Nations game with France should be interesting, especially in light of recent ROG-related developments.
  • One to Sky+: Liverpool v Tottenham clashes with Man United’s cup tie with Chelsea, so you’d be best advised to save Gareth Bale and co for later.
  • One to skip: I don’t know about you, but we certainly won’t be staying in on Saturday night for the BNP Paribas Open.


Badminton: All-England Open Championships, (Sky Sports 4, 5pm)

Basketball: NBA, Boston Celtics v Atlanta Hawks, (ESPN, 1am).

Cricket: Test, New Zealand v England, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm).

Cycling: Paris-Nice Race, (Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Golf: Cadillac Championship, Florida, (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Rugby League: Super League, Warrington v St Helens, (Sky Sports 2, 7.30pm).

Rugby Union: U20 International match, Ireland v France, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); England U20 v Italy U20, (Sky Sports 4, 8pm); Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Crusaders, (Sky Sports 3, 6.30am), Rebels v Reds, (Sky Sports 3, 8.30am).

Football: Serie A, Genoa v AC Milan, (ESPN, 7.45pm).

General: Seo Spóirt, (TG4, 8.30pm).


Athletics: UK Inter-Counties Cross-Country and World Trials, Birmingham, (Sky Sports 3, 11am).

Badminton: All-England Open Championships, (Sky Sports 4, 12pm).

Basketball: BBL, Match TBC, (Sky Sports 2, 3.30pm).

Boxing: IBF Intercontinental Middleweight title, Darren Barker v Simone Rotolo, (Sky Sports 2, 8pm).

Cricket: First Test, New Zealand v England, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm).

GAA: Allianz FL Division 1, Down v Mayo, (Setanta Ireland, 7pm); Allianz FL Division 2, Derry v Armagh, (Setanta Sports 1, 7pm).

Golf: Cadillac Championship, Florida, (Sky Sports 1, 5pm).

Horse Racing: Live Racing, (Channel 4, 1.45pm); Dubai Racing Carnival, (Sky Sports 3, 3.30pm).

Rugby League: Super League, London Broncos v Hull KR, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm).

Rugby Union: Six Nations, Scotland v Wales, (RTÉ Two, BBC1, 2pm), Ireland v France, (RTÉ Two, BBC1, 4.35pm); Super Rugby, Highlanders v Cheetahs, (Sky Sports 4, 6.30am), Brumbies v Waratahs, (Sky Sports 4, 8.30am); Anglo-Welsh Cup, Harlequins v Bath, (Sky Sports 1, 12pm).

Football: FA Cup quarter-final, Everton v Wigan, (ITV, 12.45pm), Manchester City v Barnsley, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Premier League, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); Primera Division, Barcelona v Deportivo La Coruna, (Sky Sports 4, 6.55pm); Serie A, Udinese v Roma, (ESPN, 7.45pm), Russian Premier League, Krylya Sovetov v CSKA Moscow, (ESPN, 12pm).

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open, California, (Sky Sports 4, 9pm).


Badminton: All-England Open Championships, (Sky Sports 4, 12pm).

Basketball: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Boston Celtics, (Sky Sports 3, 5pm), Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls, (Sky Sports 3, 7.30pm).

Cricket: ODI, South Africa v Pakistan, (Sky Sports 2, 7.55am).

GAA: Allianz FL Division 1, Kildare v Dublin, (TG4, 2pm); Allianz HL Division 1, Tipperary v Kilkenny, (TG4, 2pm, deferred). League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

Golf: Cadillac Championship, Florida, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm).

Rugby Union: Anglo-Welsh Cup, Sale v Saracens, (Sky Sports 3, 12.30pm); Six Nations, England v Italy, (RTÉ Two, 2.30pm, BBC1, 2.20pm).

Football: Liverpool v Tottenham, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); FA Cup quarter-final, Millwall v Blackburn, (ESPN, 1.30pm), Manchester United v Chelsea, (ITV, 4pm); Airtricity league, Limerick v Cork City, (RTÉ Two, 5.05pm); Serie A, Atalanta v Pescara, (ESPN, 11am); Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, Hibernian v Hearts, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Bundesliga, Stuttgart v Hamburg, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Primera Division, Celta Vigo v Real Madrid, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm), Atletico Madrid v Real Sociedad, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm); Ligue 1, Lyon v Marseille, (ESPN, 7.30pm); Major League Soccer, San Jose Earthquakes v New York Red Bulls, (ESPN, 2am).

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open, California, (Sky Sports 4, Eurosport, 6pm).

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