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

Top-class Heineken Cup rugby, Gaelic football and some racing. And then Mad Men’s back.

Leinster man Leo Cullen at UCD this week.
Leinster man Leo Cullen at UCD this week.
Image: INPHO/Ryan Byrne
  • One to watch: Forget about all the 6 Nations stuff and get stuck into some Heineken Cup action again.
  • One to Sky+: I’ll be dreaming about certain female cast members of Modern Family or my teeth falling out when the Aussie Rules is on tomorrow morning.
  • One to skip: As the song goes: I don’t like cricket; I love i… no actually I just don’t like it. Sorry Indian Premier League guys!


Aussie Rules: St Kilda v Richmond, (ESPN, 9.30am).

Basketball: NBA, Indiana Pacers v Oklahoma City Thunder, (ESPN, 1am), Portland Trail Blazers v Houston Rockets, (ESPN, 3.30am).

Cricket: Indian Premier League, Hyderabad v Pune, (ITV4, 3pm).

Cycling: Tour of Basque Country, (Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Football: Airtricity League, Bohemians v Derry City, (RTÉ Two, 7pm); Scottish Premier League, Inverness v St Johnstone, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30pm); Ligue 1, Marseille v Bordeaux, (ESPN, 7.30pm).

Golf: LPGA Tour, (Sky Sports 4, 5pm); PGA Tour, Texas Open, (Sky Sports 4, 8pm).

Horse racing: Grand National Meet, (Channel 4, 1.30pm).

Rugby: Amlin Challenge Cup, Wasps v Leinster, (Sky Sports 2, 7.30pm); Super Rugby, Blues v Highlanders, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30am) and Brumbies v Kings, (Sky Sports 1, 9.30am).


Aussie Rules: Brisbane v Adelaide, (ESPN, 6.30am).

Cricket: Indian Premier League, Delhi v Rajasthan, (ITV4, 11am).

Cycling: Tour of Basque Country, (Eurosport, 2.30pm).

Football: Premier League, Reading v Southampton, (Sky Sports 2, noon);  West Brom v Arsenal, Setanta 1, 130pm; Premier Soccer Saturday, (RTÉ Two, 8.05pm); Scottish Premier League, Hearts v Ross County, (ESPN, 11.30am); npower Championship, Watford v Cardiff, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm; Serie A, Juventus v Pescara, (ESPN, 5pm); Primera Division, Real Madrid v Levante, (Sky Sports 4, 5.15pm), Deportivo La Coruna v Real Zaragoza, (Sky Sports 4, 7pm), Barcelona v Mallorca, (Sky Sports 1, 8.55pm); Ligue 1, Toulouse v Nice, (ESPN, 6.45pm).

Golf: PGA Tour, Texas Open, (Sky Sports 3, 6pm); LPGA Tour, (Sky Sports 3, 11pm).

Horse racing: Grand National Meet, (Channel 4, 1pm, RTÉ Two, 2.15pm).

Rugby: Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Waratahs, (Sky Sports 1, 7.30am) Western Force v Rebels, (Sky Sports 1, 9.30am); Amlin Challenge Cup, Bath v Stade Francais, (Sky Sports 1, 12.30pm); Heineken Cup, Clermont Auvergne v Montpellier, (Sky Sports 1, 3.15pm), Saracens v Ulster, (Sky Sports 1, 6pm).

Tennis: WTA, Family Circle Cup, (Eurosport, 6pm).


Athletics: Paris Marathon, (Eurosport, 7.30am).

Aussie Rules: Collingwood v Carlton, (ESPN, 6am).

Basketball: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v New York Knicks, (Sky Sports 4, 6pm), LA Clippers v LA Lakers, (Sky Sports 4, 8.30pm).

Cricket: Indian Premier League, Pune v Punjab and Hyderabad v Bangalore, (ITV4, 11am).

Cycling: Paris-Roubaix, (Eurosport, noon).

Football: Scottish League, Queens Park v Rangers, (ESPN, 11.30am); Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final, Southend v Crewe, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm); Premier League, (Tottenham v Everton, (ESPN, 2pm), QPR v Wigan, (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm); Bundesliga, Hannover v Stuttgart, (ESPN, 4.30pm); Primera Division, (Getafe v Atletico Madrid, (Sky Sports 1, 6.30pm), Valencia v Valladolid, (Sky Sports 1, 8pm); Serie A, Napoli v Genoa, (ESPN, 7.15pm); Major League Soccer, Chicago v New York, (ESPN, 10pm).

GAA: Allianz National Football League, Division 1, Tyrone v Kerry, (TG4, 2.30pm), Cork v Mayo (TG4 deferred, 4.30pm); League Sunday, (RTÉ Two, 8m).

Golf: PGA Tour, Texas Open, (Sky Sports 3, 7pm; LPGA Tour, (Sky Sports 3, 11pm).

Ice hockey: Elite League Grand Final, (Sky Sports 3, 4pm).

Rugby: Heineken Cup, Harlequins v Munster, Toulon v Leicester Tigers, (Sky Sports 2 from 1.30pm). Super League, Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves, (Sky Sports 1. 6.30pm).

Tennis: WTA, Family Circle Cup, (Eurosport, 6pm).

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