Your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

With restrictions slowly lifting and fans being allowed back into sporting events in Ireland, there’s still plenty of action to be enjoyed from the comfort of the couch this weekend.

From GAA, Conor McGregor’s redemption attempt to ‘It’s Coming Home/Rome,’ there’s something for everyone in the audience.

15 June 2008; Sean O’Brien, Cork, in action against, Pa Ranahan, left, and Seanie Buckley, Limerick. GAA Football Munster Senior Championship Semi-Final, Limerick v Cork, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE


6.30pm: Action from day two of the US Senior Open is on Sky Sports Golf, with later coverage on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf at 11pm.

7.20pm: The LGFA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, and TG4 have live coverage of the Group 4 meeting of Galway and Kerry.

7.45pm: Plenty of Irish soccer kicks off, including Treaty United welcoming league leaders Shelbourne to Limerick. Live on LOI TV.


10am: The Brisbane Lions v St Kilda game promises to be an exciting game in the AFL, live on BT Sport 1

12:00pm: TG4 shows the action from the Tour de France as the peloton races from Carcassone to Quillan heat up.

1pm: There’ll be a new name on the Rosewater Dish as Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova meet in the Wimbledon ladies’ singles final on BBC 1. BBC 2 also have action from Wimbledon including the wheelchair finals (11am) and the ladies’ and men’s doubles finals (6.30pm).

1.30pm: The Newmarket July Festival’s last day, culminating in the July Cup at 4.25pm. Coverage begins on Virgin Media One at 1.30pm.

2.30pm: GAA action gets underway with the meeting of Antrim and Laois in the All-Ireland SHC qualifiers preliminary round, while Cork take on Limerick in the Munster SFC semi-finals at 3pm. Both games are available on GAAGO.

3.30pm: Ulster SFC quarter-final between Tyrone and Cavan is on Sky Sports Arena.

4.45pm: TG4 have the All-Ireland Minor Hurling final between Kilkenny and Galway; throw-in is at 5pm.

5pm: Three days after a 54-7 victory in Johannesburg, the Lions take on the Sharks. It’s on Sky Sports Action from 4pm, and Sky Sports Main Event from 4.30pm with the game starting at 5pm.

7pm: The second part of Sky Sports Arena’s football double-header sees All-Ireland hopefuls Kerry up against Tipperary in the Munster SFC semi-finals.

7:!5pm: RTÉ 2 have the second and final match in the Summer Series as Andy Farrell’s Ireland take on the USA.

7:15pm: More All-Ireland honours up for grabs on TG4 as Dublin meet Cork in the All-Ireland U20 hurling final.

Into the night…


1am: Messi v Neymar, Argentina v Brazil, in the final of the Copa America on BBC Red Button.

3am: UFC 264. Conor McGregor looks for redemption as he faces Dustin Poirier.

9.30am: The final day of the Scottish Open begins with coverage of the featured groups on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf, with full coverage from 12pm.

1.05pm: Wimbledon comes to a close for another year with the men’s final on BBC 1. Berrettini takes on the winner of Djokovic and Shapovalov.

2pm: The Sunday Game Live has a football double-header on RTÉ 2 with Leitrim taking on Mayo in the Connacht SFC semi-finals (2pm) before Donegal face Derry in the Ulster SFC quarter-finals (4pm); the latter is also on BBC 2 from 3.50pm.

2pm: The day’s Women’s National League action is on LOI TV as Treaty United meet Galway Women.

8pm: It’s Coming Home or It’s Coming Rome. It’s the final of Euro 2020 as England host Italy at Wembley (8pm). ITV’s build-up begins at 6.30pm, with RTÉ 2 and BBC One both underway from 7pm. 

11pm: The US Senior Open wraps up on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf.

12.45am: And if you’re not quite ready for bed after all of that, it’s over to Sky Sports Arena for Game 3 of the NBA Finals as the Milwaukee Bucks look to get on the board against the dominant Phoenix Suns.

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