Although we are into the first week of February, the prospect of live sport returning still seems a way off. Nonetheless, there is an abundance of sport on television this weekend to keep any sports fan preoccupied.
Ireland kick off their Six Nations campaign on Sunday with a trip to Wales with the Super Bowl between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defending champions Kansas City Chiefs rounding off the weekend later that night.
Check it all out below.
The main event is no doubt the return of the Guinness Six Nations but there is also Pro 14 action.
Friday: Pro 14- Connacht v Newport Gwent Dragons-TG4 @ 7.35pm
Saturday: 6N-Italy v France-VM1 @2.15pm
Saturday: 6N- England v Scotland-VM1 @4.45pm
Sunday: 6N- Ireland v Wales-VM1 @3pm
There are eight games to choose from in this weekend’s premier league with the meeting of champions Liverpool and champions elect Manchester City.
Saturday: EPL-Aston Villa v Arsenal-BT Sports @12.30pm
Saturday: EPL- Brighton v Burnley-Sky Sports @3pm
Saturday: EPL-Newcastle v Southampton-BT Sports @ 3pm
Saturday: EPL-Fulham v West Ham-Sky Sports @5.30pm
Saturday: EPL-Man United v Everton-Sky Sports @8pm
Sunday: EPL-Tottenham v West Brom-Bt Sports @12pm
Sunday: EPL-Wolves v Leicester-Sky Sports @2.15pm
Sunday: EPL- Liverpool v Man City-Sky Sports @4.30pm
Sunday: EPL-Chelsea v Sheffield United- Sky Sports @7.15pm
There is from the Dubai Racing Festival with the Irish Champion Hurdle at 3.15pm on Staurday and the Gold Cup Sunday at 3.40pm. ITV4 have racing from Leopardstown, Sandown and Wetherby.
Saturday & Sunday: Dubai Racing Festival- RTE @1pm
Saturday & Sunday: Racing from Leopardstown-ITV4 @1pm
Friday-Sunday: Saudi International – Sky Sports @8am
Friday -Sunday– Phoenix Open-Sky Sports
It’s the Superbowl with Tampa Bay holding home field advantage for the first time ever as they welcome reigning champions Kansas City. Action begins on Sky at 10pm with kick off at 11.30 and the Weeknd performing in the half-time show.
Sunday: Superbowl- Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs- Sky Sports @11.30pm
The NBA acion continues with games on Sky Sports
Saturday: NBA- Boston Celtics @ LA Clippers- Sky Sports @ 3am
Saturday: NBA-Portland Trail Blazers @ New York Knicks @6pm
Saturday: NBA-Denver Nuggets @ Sacremento Kings @ 10pm
Sunday: NBA- Boston Celtics @ Phoenix Suns @ 7pm