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

The Division 1 National Hurling League and the World Championship final in snooker are among the upcoming highlights.

Brendan Maher of Tipperary and JJ Delaney of Kilkenny.
Brendan Maher of Tipperary and JJ Delaney of Kilkenny.

One to watch: The Division 1 National Hurling League between Kilkenny and Tipperary on Sunday should be one not to miss.

One to Sky+: Given that it’ll clash with the hurling, it’s probably worth recording the Manchester United v Chelsea gam, given that it’s vital for the latter’s Champions League prospects. The small matter of the World Championship final in snooker may be worth keeping an eye on.

One to skip: We enjoy a bit of cricket now and then, but Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals doesn’t seem like the most attractive fixture ever.


Boxing: Friday Night Fights, (ESPN, 2am, Sat).

Cricket: IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, (ITV4, 3pm).

Golf: China Open, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30am); Wells Fargo Championship, (Sky Sports 4, 8pm).

Rugby: Rabodirect Pro12, Connacht v Glasgow, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); Ulster v Cardiff Blues, (BBC2, 7.30pm); Leinster v Ospreys, (S4C, 7.20pm); Super Rugby, Blues v Stormers and Rebels v Chiefs, (Sky Sports 2, 8.30am, 10.30am).

Snooker: World Championship semi-finals, (BBC2 10am, 1pm, 3pm, 7pm, Eurosport 10am, 2.30pm, 7pm).

Football: League One play-off semi-final first leg, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm); Bundesliga, Borussia Moenchengladbach v Schalke, (ESPN, 7.30pm); Ligue 1, St Etienne v Bordeaux, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 7.15pm).


Boxing: Heavyweight title fight, Wladimir Klitschko v Francesco Pianeta, (ESPN, 10pm).

Cricket: IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils, (ITV4 3pm).

Cycling: Giro d’Italia, (Eurosport, 1pm).

Golf: China Open, (Sky Sports 1, 6am); Wells Fargo Championship, (Sky Sports 4, 6pm).

Horse racing: Channel 4, (1.40pm); Setanta Race Day Live, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 2pm).

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Motorcycling: MotoGP, Spanish Grand Prix qualifying, (BBC2, 1pm).

Rugby: Super Rugby, Highlanders v Sharks, (Sky Sports 3, 8.30am); IRB Rugby Sevens, Glasgow, (Sky Sports 1, 10.30am); Super Rugby, Western Force v Reds, (Sky Sports 3, 10.30am); Premiership, Harlequins v Northampton, (ESPN, 1.45pm); Saracens v Bath, (Sky Sports 1, 2pm).

Snooker: World Championship semi-final, (Eurosport 10am, 4.30pm, 7pm, BBC2, noon, 4.30pm, 7pm, BBC1, 1pm).

Football: Premier League, QPR v Arsenal, (ESPN, 4.45pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm); Championship, TBC (Sky Sports 2, noon); League One semi-final first-leg play-off, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Third Division, Rangers v Berwick, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Spanish Primera Division, matches TBC, (Sky Sports 1, 7pm, 9pm); Serie A, Fiorentina v Roma, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 7.40pm, ESPN, 7.45pm); Irish Cup final, Cliftonville v Glentoran, (BBC2, 2pm).


Basketball: NBA, (Sky Sports 4 7pm, 8.30pm).

GAA: GAA Beo: Division 1 National Hurling League (TG4, 3pm). League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

Golf: China Open, (Sky Sports 2, 6am); Wells Fargo Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 7.30pm).

Horse racing: Setanta Race Day Live, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 2pm).

Motorcyling: Spanish Grand Prix MotoGP, (BBC2, 12.30pm).

Motor racing: World Touring Car Championship, (Eurosport, 7.45am, 1.15pm); British Touring Car Championship, (ITV4, 10.45am, Eurosport, 11.15am).

Rugby: IRB Rugby Sevens, (Sky Sports 4, 10.30am).

Snooker: World Championship final, (BBC2, 2pm, 7pm, Eurosport, 4.30pm, 7pm).

Football: Premier League, Liverpool v Everton, Manchester United v Chelsea, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm, 3.30pm); Premier Soccer Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 9pm); League Two play-off semi-final second leg, (Sky Sports 2 11.55am, 6.30pm); Serie A, Udinese v Sampdoria, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 11.25am), Juventus v Palermo, (ESPN, 2pm); Napoli v Inter Milan, (ESPN, 7.30pm, Setanta Sports Ireland 7.40pm); Scottish Premier League, Ross County v Celtic, (ESPN, 11am), Kilmarnock v Hibernian, (Sky Sports 2, 2.30pm); Ligue 1, TBC, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 4pm); Spanish Primera Division, TBC, (Sky Sports 2, 6pm, 8pm); MLS, Los Angeles Galaxy v Houston Dynamo, (ESPN, 4am, Mon).

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