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

Get on that couch.

Darren Cave and Donncha O'Callaghan share a joke on the way to training this week.
Darren Cave and Donncha O'Callaghan share a joke on the way to training this week.
Image: INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
  • One to watch: There’s plenty but we might as well see how this 6 Nations campaign ends for Ireland.
  • One to Sky+: There’s a tasty double header of Gaelic football tomorrow evening. I’ll be pressing my white John Travolta suit and heading for town.
  • One to skip: Some of us can’t afford to watch any more racing this week.

Today

Basketball: NBA, Indiana Pacers v Los Angeles Lakers, (ESPN, 11pm).

Cricket: ODI, South Africa v Pakistan, (Sky Sports 1, noon); Test, New Zealand v England, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm); India v Australia, (Sky Sports 3, 3.55am, Sat).

Golf: European Tour, Avantha Masters, (Sky Sports 2, 8am); PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 7pm).

Horse racing: Cheltenham Festival, (RTÉ Two, 1.25pm, Channel 4, 12.35pm, Setanta Sports Ireland, 1pm).

Motor sport: Formula One, Australian Grand Prix, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 2.55am, Sat and 5.45am, Sat).

Rugby: Super 15, Highlanders v Hurricanes and Waratahs v Cheetahs, (Sky Sports 3 from 6.30am), Kings v Chiefs, (Sky Sports 4, 5.10pm).

Football: Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals/semi-finals draw, (Sky Sports/Eurosport, 11am); Airtricity league, Shamrock Rovers v St Patrick’s Athletic, (RTÉ Two, 7.30pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Motherwell v Hibernian, (ESPN, 7.15pm); Ligue 1, Marseille v Ajaccio, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 7.15pm).

Saturday

Cricket: Test, West Indies v Zimbabwe, (Sky Sports 1, 1.55pm); New Zealand v England, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm); India v Australia, (Sky Sports 2, 3.55am).

GAA: Allianz HL, Dublin v Limerick, (Setanta Ireland, 5pm); Allianz FL, Cork v Donegal, (Setanta Sports 1, 5pm); Dublin v Tyrone, (Setanta Ireland, 7pm)

Golf: European Tour, Avantha Masters, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30am); PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 5pm).

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

Motor sport: Formula One, Australian Grand Prix, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 5.55am).

Rugby: RBS 6 Nations, Italy v Ireland, (RTÉ Two, 2pm, BBC1, 2.05pm), Wales v England, (BBC1, 4.30pm), France v Scotland, (BBC2, 7.30pm); Super 15, Crusaders v Bulls and Reds v Western Force, (Sky Sports 4 from 6.30am); Sharks v Brumbies, (Sky Sports 4, 3pm).

Football: Premier League, Everton v Manchester City, (Sky Sports 2, noon), Manchester United v Reading, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Premier soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 10.15pm); Irn Bru Third Division, Elgin City v Rangers, (Sky Sports 4, 12.30pm); npower Championship, Derby v Leicester, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm); Primera Division, Real Madrid v Real Mallorca, (Sky Sports 1, 6.55pm); Serie A, Bologna v Juventus, (ESPN, 7.45pm).

Sunday

Basketball: NBA, Toronto Raptors v Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers v New York Knicks, (Sky Sports 4 from 5pm).

Cricket: ODI, South Africa v Pakistan, (Sky Sports 3, 7.55am); Test, New Zealand v England, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm); India v Australia, (Sky Sports 2, 3.55am).

Cycling: Milan-San Remo, (Eurosport, 1.30pm).

GAA: All-Ireland Club SFC final, Ballymun Kickhams v St Brigid’s, (TG4, 3.45pm); All-Ireland Club SHC final, Kilcormac-Killoughey v St Thomas, (TG4, 2pm); League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 8pm).

Golf: European Tour, Avantha Masters, (Sky Sports 4, 6.30am); PGA Tour, Tampa Bay Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 5pm).

Rugby: Women’s 6 Nations, Italy v Ireland, (RTÉ 2, 1.45pm); Anglo-Welsh Cup, Harlequins or Bath v Sale or Saracens, (Sky Sports 2, 2.30pm).

Football: Premier League, Sunderland v Norwich, (Sky Sports 1 1pm), Wigan v Newcastle, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Dundee United v Dundee, (ESPN, 11am); Serie A, Siena v Cagliari, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 11.25am), Sampdoria v Inter Milan, (Setanta Sports Ireland 1.55pm), AC Milan v Palermo, (ESPN, 2pm); Ligue 1, Toulouse v Bordeaux, (Setanta Sports Ireland, 3.55pm), St Etienne v Paris St Germain, (ESPN, 7.30pm and Setanta Sports Ireland 7.45pm); Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach v Hannover, (ESPN, 4.15pm); Primera Division, Osasuna v Atletico Madrid, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm), Barcelona v Rayo Vallecano, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm).

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