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Here's your bumper TV sport guide for this Christmas

There’s plenty to get stuck into over the festive period.

Updated Dec 24th 2021, 11:59 AM

PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION in England, the big Leopardstown Racing Festival and Irish provinces in a rugby showdown.

The festive season is upon us and here’s what’s in store for TV sport viewers over the next week as they seek to enjoy sport this Christmas.

Check out the full list:

Saturday 25 December

5pm: It’s New York Knicks against Atlanta Hawks in the NBA on Sky Sports Main Event.

5.10pm: TG4 show Cúil na Bliana 2021, a look at the 30 best hurling and Gaelic football goals this year as voted by the public.

7.30pm: Milwaukee Bucks face Boston Celtics in the NBA on Sky Sports Main Event.

9.30pm: Live NFL on Sky Sports NFL as Cleveland Browns take on Green Bay Packers.

10pm: Live NBA on Sky Sports Mix, Golden State Warriors play Phoenix Suns.

Sunday 26 December

1am: Brooklyn Nets play LA Lakers in the NBA on Sky Sports Mix.

1.15am: It’s Indianapolis Colts against Arizona Cardinals in live NFL action on Sky Sports NFL.

12.30pm: Celtic face St Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership on Sky Sports Main Event.

1pm: The racing festival action from Leopardstown begins on RTÉ 2, including the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Steeplechase. On Virgin Media One and ITV, there is racing from Kempton with the King George VI Chase the highlight.

2pm: Bristol Bears play Leicester in the Premiership Rugby on BT Sport 2.

3pm: Man City take on Leicester City in the Premier League on Premier Sports 1. It’s Hull City v Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Sky Sports Main Event.

3pm: Cardiff play Scarlets in the United Rugby Championship on Premier Sports 2.

3.50pm: TG4 are showing the Munster hurling final between Limerick and Tipperary as part of the best GAA matches of the year from 2021.

4.30pm: Bath take on Gloucester in the Premiership Rugby on BT Sport 2.

5.15pm: Ulster play Connacht in the United Rugby Championship, it’s live on TG4. 

5.30pm: Aston Villa take on Chelsea in the Premier League on Sky Sports Main Event.

8pm: Brighton take on Brentford in the Premier League on Sky Sports Main Event.

8pm: Toulouse meet Stade Francais in the French Top 14 on Premier Sports 2.

8.30pm: Orlando Magic take on Miami Heat in the NBA on Sky Sports Football.

Monday 27 December

1.20am: It’s Washington Football Team against Dallas Cowboys in live NFL action on Sky Sports NFL.

12.30pm: Doncaster Rovers play Sunderland in League One on Sky Sports Main Event.

12.30pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Arena.

12.45pm: Live racing on ITV4 from Kempton and Chepstow, including the Welsh Grand National.

1pm: Day Two of the live racing from Leopardstown on RTÉ 2, including the Paddy Power Steeplechase.

3pm: Derby County meet West Brom in the Championship on Sky Sports Main Event.

4.10pm: Meath v Dublin is on TG4 in the All-Ireland ladies SFC final as part of the best GAA games of the year.

5pm: Harlequins face Northampton in the Premiership Rugby on BT Sport 1.

5.30pm: QPR play Bournemouth in the Championship on Sky Sports Main Event.

7pm: Glasgow Warriors v Edinburgh on Premier Sports 1.

7pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Arena.

8pm: Newcastle United against Manchester United is the main Premier League tie and it’s on Sky Sports Main Event.

8pm: Toulon play Bordeaux-Begles in the French Top 14 on Premier Sports 1.

Tuesday 28 December

1:15am: Live NFL on Sky Sports NFL as Miami Dolphins face New Orleans Saints.

12.30pm: Arsenal take on Wolves in the Premier League on Premier Sports 1 and Amazon Prime.

12.30pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Main Event.

1pm: Day Three of the live racing from Leopardstown on RTÉ 2, including the Grade 1 Savills Chase.

3pm: Southampton against Tottenham in the Premier League is on Premier Sports 1 and Amazon Prime, while you can also catch Crystal Palace v Norwich City and Watford v West Ham on Amazon Prime.

4.10pm: Cork v Kilkenny is on TG4 in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final as part of the best GAA games of the year.

5.30pm: Leeds United v Aston Villa in the Premier League is on Premier Sports 1 and Amazon Prime.

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7pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Main Event.

8pm: The last Premier League game of the day sees Leicester City facing Liverpool in the Premier League on Premier Sports 1 and Amazon Prime.

Wednesday 29 December

12.30pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Main Event.

1pm: Day Four of the live racing from Leopardstown on RTÉ 2.

4.10pm: Offaly v Roscommon is on TG4 in the All-Ireland U20FC final as part of the best GAA games of the year.

7pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Arena.

7.30pm: Chelsea take on Brighton in the Premier League on Premier Sports 1 and Amazon Prime.

7.45pm: Aberdeen against Rangers in the Scottish Premiership is on Sky Sports Main Event. You can watch Championship games on Sky Sports Red Button – Birmingham City v Peterborough and Sheffield United v Hull City.

8.15pm: Brentford play Man City in the Premier League on Amazon Prime.

9.25pm: ‘Rachael Blackmore – A Grand Year’ – RTÉ’s documentary that looks at the Tipperary jockey’s incredible year of racing achievements.

Thursday 30 December

12.30pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Main Event.

3.25pm: Tyrone v Kerry is on TG4 in the All-Ireland SFC semi-final as part of the best GAA games of the year.

7pm: The World Darts Championship is live on Sky Sports Arena.

7.30pm: Everton face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Amazon Prime.

7.45pm: Nottingham Forest v Huddersfield Town is the Championship game covered on Sky Sports Football.

8.15pm: Man United take on Burnley in the Premier League on Premier Sports 1 and Amazon Prime.

9pm: Primeira Liga action from Portugal on BT Sport 3 as FC Porto play Benfica.

9.20pm: ’Eamonn Ryan: An Máistir’ – a documentary on TG4 that looks back at the life of the legendary Cork GAA manager. 

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