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

Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final and several other events to look forward to in the coming days.

Paul O'Connell is set to feature for Munster this weekend.
Paul O'Connell is set to feature for Munster this weekend.

  • One to watch: The  Heineken Cup semi-final between Clermont Auvergne and Munster – there’s simply no excuse for sports fans to miss it.
  • One to Sky+: The Dublin v Tyrone encounter on Sunday should be an intriguing affair, so if you’re away from a TV for some reason, it’ll undoubtedly be worth recording and watching back.
  • One to skip: Why watch Lille v Sochaux in Ligue 1 when you could catch up on some domestic action in the form of Dundalk v Cork City tonight?

Today

Cricket: County Championship, Somerset v Warwickshire, (Sky Sports 1, 11am); IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, (ITV4, 3pm).

Cycling: Tour de Romandie, (Sky Sports 2, 3pm).

Horse Racing: Punchestown festival, (RTÉ One 4pm, RTÉ Two, 5.55pm); Channel 4 Racing, Sandown Park, (Channel 4, 1.30pm).

Golf: European Tour, The Ballantine’s Championship, (Sky Sports 1, 5.30am); PGA Tour, The Classic of New Orleans, (Sky Sports 4, 8pm).

Motorsport: European Rally Championship, Sao Miguel, (Eurosport from 1.30pm).

Snooker: World Championship, (BBC2, 10am, 1pm; Eurosport 10am, 2.30pm, 7pm).

Rugby League: Super League, Widnes Vikings v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, (Sky Sports 2, 7.30pm).

Rugby Union: Super 15: Hurricanes v Stormers and Reds v Blues, (Sky Sports 2 from 10.30am); Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final, Perpignan v Stade Francais, (Sky Sports 3, 7.30pm).

Soccer: Airtricity league, Dundalk v Cork City, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); npower Championship, Leicester v Watford, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm); Bundesliga, Greuther Furth v Hannover, (ESPN, 7.30pm); Ligue 1, Lille v Sochaux, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 7.15pm).

Tennis: ATP Tour, Barcelona Open, (Sky Sports 3, 11.30am).

Saturday

Cricket: IPL, Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, (ITV4, 11am).

Cycling: Tour de Romandie, (Sky Sports 2, 3.15pm).

GAA: Div 3 FL final, Monaghan v Meath, (TG4, 7pm); Div 4 FL final, Limerick v Offaly, (TG4, 5pm).

Golf: European Tour, The Ballantine’s Championship, (Sky Sports 1, 4am); PGA Tour, The Classic of New Orleans, (Sky Sports 4, 7pm).

Horse Racing: Punchestown, (RTÉ Two, 3pm); Channel 4 Racing, (Channel 4, 1.40pm).

Motor Cycling: World Superbikes, Assen, (Eurosport, 2pm).

Motor Sport: European Rally Championship, Sao Miguel, (Eurosport from 6pm).

Rugby League: Super League, Salford v Castleford, (Sky Sports 3, 6.30pm).

Rugby Union: Ulster Bank League Cup final, St Mary’s v Cork Constitution, (RTÉ Two, noon); Super 15, Chiefs v Sharks and Brumbies v Western Force , (Sky Sports 1 from 8.30am); Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final, Leinster v Biarritz, (Sky Sports 1, 2pm); Heineken Cup semi-final, Clermont Auvergne v Munster, (Sky Sports 1, 4.30pm).

Snooker: World Championship, (BBC1, 2pm, BBC2 10am, 4.30pm, 7pm, Eurosport 10am, 3.10pm, 7pm).

Soccer: Premier League, Manchester City v West Ham, (Sky Sports 2, 12pm); Newcastle v Liverpool, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, St Johnstone v Inverness, (ESPN, 11.30am); npower Championship, Peterborough v Sheffield Wednesday, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Primera Division, Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid and Real Zaragoza v Real Mallorca, (Sky Sports 1 from 7.30pm); Serie A, Pescara v Napoli, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 7.40pm, ESPN, 7.45pm).

Tennis: ATP Tour, Barcelona Open, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm).

Sunday

Basketball: NBA, two matches, (Sky Sports 3 from 6pm).

Cricket: IPL, Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors, (ITV4, 11am).

Cycling: Tour of Turkey, (Eurosport, 12.30pm).

GAA: Div 1 FL, Dublin v Tyrone, (TG4, 4pm); Div 2 FL, Derry v Westmeath, (TG4, 2pm); League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm).

Golf: European Tour, The Ballantine’s Championship, (Sky Sports 1, 4am); PGA Tour, The Classic of New Orleans, (Sky Sports 2, 6pm).

Motor Sport: World Touring Car Championship, Slovakia, (Eurosport from 7.45am).

Rugby Union: Heineken Cup semi-final, Saracens v Toulon, (Sky Sports 2, 2pm).

Snooker: World Championship, (BBC2 10am, 2.20pm, 7pm); Eurosport 10am, 3.30pm, 7pm).

Soccer: Premier League, Reading v QPR and Arsenal v Manchester United, (Sky Sports 1 from, 1pm); Premier Soccer Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Motherwell v Celtic, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Serie A, Torino v Juventus, (ESPN, 1.30pm), Sampdoria v Fiorentina, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 1.55pm); Bundesliga, Schalke v Hamburg, (ESPN, 4.15pm); Ligue 1, two matches, (Setanta Sports Ireland from 3.55pm); Primera Division, Real Valladolid v Sevilla and Real Sociedad v Valencia, (Sky Sports 1 from 6.30pm), Serie A, AC Milan v Catania, (ESPN, 7.15pm).

Tennis: ATP Tour, Barcelona Open, (Sky Sports 4, 3pm).

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