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Here's your TV guide for this bumper weekend of sport

There’s plenty to get stuck into.

THE MASTERS AT Augusta.

A full set of Champions Cup and Challenge Cup rugby quarter-finals. El Classico in Spain.

The Grand National meeting at Aintree. Premier League action. Ireland’s first game in this season’s Women’s Six Nations.

It’s one of those action-packed weekends on the sporting front and here’s the schedule to get you through the next few days.

Friday

2pm: Live action from the Masters on Sky Sports Main Event with the focus on featured groups.

2pm: Live racing from the Aintree Festival on Virgin Media One with the feature Marsh Chase off at 3.25pm.

2.30pm: Stage 5 of the Tour of the Basque Country on Eurosport.

5.45pm: St Pat’s take on Derry City in the Premier Division on WATCHLOI.

7.30pm: Day Two coverage of the Masters continues live on Sky Sports Main Event.

7.45pm: Dundalk take on Bohemians in the Premier Division on WATCHLOI and Watford face Reading in the Championship on Sky Sports Football.

patrick-hoban Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

8pm: Rugby action on BT Sport 2 as Bath take on London Irish in the Challenge Cup quarter-final.

8pm: Fulham take on Wolves in the Premier League on BT Sport 1.

Saturday

12.30pm: Man City face Leeds United in the Premier League on BT Sport 1 while Millwall take on Swansea City in the Championship on Sky Sports Main Event.

12.30pm: Leicester play Newcastle on BT Sport 2 in the Challenge Cup quarter-final.

2pm: It’s Grand National day at Aintree, live coverage of the card begins on Virgin Media One with the big one off at 5.15pm.

randox-health-grand-national-festival-2021-preview-day-aintree-racecourse The racecourse at Aintree ahead of the 2021 Grand National. Source: PA

2pm: Italy take on England in the Women’s Six Nations, catch the game on the RTÉ Player.

2.30pm: Bayern Munich v Union Berlin in the Bundesliga is on BT Sport ESPN.

2.30pm: Stage 6 of the Tour of the Basque Country on Eurosport.

3pm: La Rochelle face Sale Sharks in the Champions Cup quarter-final on BT Sport 2 and Channel 4.

3pm: Liverpool against Aston Villa in the Premier League is on Sky Sports Main Event while QPR take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship on Sky Sports Football. Celtic v Livingston in the Scottish Premiership is on Celtic TV.

4pm: Paris St-Germain play Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on BT Sport 3.

5pm: Live Women’s Six Nations action on RTÉ 2 as Ireland take on Wales in Cardiff.

eimear-considine Eimear Considine at Ireland women's training thsi week. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

5pm: AC Milan go up against Parma in Serie A on Premier Sports 1.

5.15pm: Full AFLW deferred coverage on TG4 as the 2021 Finals continue.

5.30pm: Leinster take on defending champions Exeter Chiefs in the Champions Cup quarter-final on BT Sport 2.

5.30pm: Crystal Palace v Chelsea in the Premier League on Sky Sports Main Event while Borussia Dortmund v VFB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga on BT Sport ESPN.

6pm: Three games in the Premier Division – Finn Harps v Waterford, Longford Town v Drogheda Utd and Sligo Rovers v Shamrock Rovers – on WATCH LOI.

8pm: Coverage of the Masters third round is live on Sky Sports Main Event.

8pm: The day’s rugby action is rounded off in the Challenge Cup as Ulster face Northampton on BT Sport 2 and Montpellier play Benetton Treviso on BT Sport Extra.

john-cooney-takes-a-kick Ulster player John Cooney. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

8pm: El Classico is on Premier Sports 1, it’s Real Madrid against Barcelona in La Liga.

Sunday

11.30am: Inter Milan play Cagliari in Serie A on Premier Sports 1.

12pm: Burnley v Newcastle United in the Premier League is on Sky Sports Main Event.

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12.15pm: TG4 have further AFLW deferred coverage from the 2021 Finals.

12.30pm: Bordeaux Begles take on Racing 92 in the Champions Cup quarter-final on BT Sport 2.

2pm: Live racing action from Leopardstown on TG4.

2pm: Serie A action with Juventus playing Genoa on Premier Sports 1.

2.05pm: West Ham take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Sky Sports Main Event.

leicester-city-v-sheffield-united-premier-league-king-power-stadium Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers. Source: PA

3pm: Clermont Auvergne meet Toulouse on BT Sport 2 in the last of the weekend’s Champions Cup games.

4.30pm: Tottenham face Man United in the Premier League on Sky Sports Main Event.

6.30pm: Ireland play Belgium in a live women’s international soccer friendly on the RTÉ Player.

7pm: Sheffield v Arsenal is the last Premier League game of the weekend and that’s on BT Sport 1.

7pm: The final round of the Masters is live on Sky Sports Main Event.

pga-the-masters-practice-round Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

7pm: Action from the European Rowing Championships in Italy is on RTÉ 2.

8pm: League leaders Atletico Madrid go up against Real Betis on La Liga TV.

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