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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 17 October, 2019

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

Let’s be honest, it’s probably going to rain all weekend anyway. Just turn the phone off and drag the duvet down the stairs.

  • One to sit in for: It’s Irish domestic soccer’s showpiece game on Sunday afternoon and if Pat’s v Derry is anything like the last few, this will be worth a watch.
  • One to Sky+: Falcons at the Cowboys is the late on on Sunday but I need my beauty sleep as certain commenters like to tell me.
  • One to skip: Snooker can chill out til 2013 if you ask me.


Golf: HSBC Champions (Sky Sports 1, 6am).

Rugby: Pro12, Blues v Munster (TG4, 6.45pm); Ulster v Edinburgh (BBC NI, 6.45pm).

Football: FA Cup, Cambridge City v MK Dons (ESPN, 7pm).

Snooker: International Championship (Eurosport 2, 7.30am).

Tennis: Paris Masters (Sky Sports 1, 10am).


Formula One: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, practice session, (Sky Sports Formula One, Setanta Ireland, 9.55am).

GAA: Match for Michaela, Ulster v Donegal, TG4, 7.15pm

Horse racing: Newmarket, (Channel 4, 1.45pm).

Rugby: Aviva Premiership, Leicester v Northampton, (ESPN, 1.45pm; Harlequins v Gloucester, (Sky Sports 1, 5pm).

Football: Barclays Premier League, Manchester United v Arsenal, (Sky Sports 2, 12pm); Tottenham v Wigan, (Setanta Ireland, 2.30pm); West Ham v Manchester City, (ESPN, 4.30pm); npower Championship, Bolton v Cardiff, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Primera Division, Barcelona v Celta Vigo, (Sky Sports 4, 5.15pm); Real Madrid v Real Zaragoza, (Sky Sports 4, 6.55pm); Valencia v Atletico Madrid, (Sky Sports 4, 9pm); Serie A, Juventus v Inter Milan, (ESPN, 7.45pm, Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm); Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTE Two, 8pm); Match of the Day, (BBC 1, 10.30pm).


American football: NFL, (Sky Sports 2, 5.30pm); Atlanta Falcons v Dallas Cowboys, (Channel 4, 1.10am, Monday).

Athletics: New York Marathon, (Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Formula One: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, (Sky Sports Formula One, BBC1, 12.10pm, Setanta Ireland, 12.55pm).

GAA: GAA Beo Live: Leinster Club SHC quarter-final: Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) v Oulart-The-Ballagh (Wexford), Parnell Park, 2.30pm. Donegal SFC final: Naomh Conaill (Glenties) v St Eunan’s (Letterkenny), Ballybofey, 4pm

Rugby: Aviva Premiership, Saracens v Wasps, (ESPN, 1.30pm); PRO12 Ospreys v Leinster, (RTÉ One 3.40pm).

Football: FAI Ford Cup final, St Pats v Derry City, (RTE Two, 2.45pm); Barclays Premier League, QPR v Reading, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Liverpool v Newcastle, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Scottish Premier League, Dundee United v Celtic, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); Serie A, Pescara v Parma, (ESPN, 11.30am); Roma v Palermo, (ESPN, 7.45pm; Setanta Ireland, 7.40pm); Primera Division, Granada v Athletic Bilbao, ( Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm); Sevilla v Levante, (Sky Sports 1, 8.30pm).

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