ONCE again it’s that time of the week where sports takes over and dominates majority of screens across most households, as usual we will walk you through what the options are and where you can find them. Saturday and Sunday will provide some exciting action across a variety of sports on a variety of channels. Rather than guessing times and flicking through channels , have a read through our schedule designed to make your weekend that much more relaxed while not missing out on any of the action.
Saturday will not disappoint for fans of all categories of sport. Cricket will take place with the ICC World Test Championship Final taking place from 10am on Sky Sports Cricket while Sky Sports Mix will show the women in action on day 4 with England playing India. Cycling fans will be able to tune into Eurosport 1 from 10am to view the Spanish and French Road Championships.
Practice and qualifying from the Formula 1 French Grand Prix is available on Sky Sports F1 from 10.45am.Tennis takes place with the Queens Club Cinch Championships on BBC 2 at 1pm.Horse racing from Ascot can be found across multiple channels including Virgin Media One and Two, ITV and UTV starting from 1.25pm and finishing at 6.30pm.
English premiership action resumes with the semi-finals of the competition being broadcast on BT Sport 1 from 1pm involving Bristol v Harlequins at 1.20pm followed by Exeter v Sale at 4.30pm.The under-20 Six Nations championships will also be available to rugby fans as Ireland take on Scotland at 1.40pm on RTE 1.Bennetton and the Bulls will go head to head in the Rainbow Cup Final on eir sport 1 from 5pm.
Soccer resumes with EURO 2020 action between Hungary and France and is followed by 2 later games including Portugal v Germany and Spain v Poland which will be broadcast on RTE 2 from 1.30pm.Highlights of the action will be shown on RTE 2 at 11.25pm.
The US Open from California will be shown on Sky Sports Golf from 4pm.
Sunday sees action from cycling, tennis, rugby, soccer, golf, UFC and Formula one all on our screens across the day continuing the action filled weekend.
Cycling will be on Eurosport 1 this Sunday from 11am showing the Road Championships. Formula 1 will be live form France as the Grand Prix will start from 12.30pm on Sky Sports F1.
Cinch Championships continue in tennis from London with Queens Club at 1pm on BBC 2 as over on Sky Sports Cricket from 10am the ICC World Championship Final takes place with India and New Zealand facing off. Golf will see the US Open continue on Sky Sports Golf starting from 3pm and going late into the night with a 1am finish.
Camogie fans will look forward to a mouth-watering clash between Kilkenny and Galway in the League Final on RTE 2 from 7.20pm. The second leg of the English Championship Play-off Final will be broadcast on BT Sport 2 from 3pm involving Saracens (60) and the Ealing Trailfinders,(0).
For UFC fans staying up late this weekend BT Sport 1 will be live from Las Vegas for a fight night with two interesting match ups taking place. Aleksei Oleinik v Serghei Spivae and Chan Sung Jung v Dan Ige will headline the main card.
The European Championships will continue again with two intriguing games that include Italy v Wales and Switzerland v Turkey. Both games will kick off at 5pm and will be found on RTE 2, UTV and ITV4 while the Copa America will also broadcast on Sunday with Venezuala playing Ecuador from 10pm on BBC.
Highlights from EURO 2020 action can be as always found on RTE 2 from 11.10pm.
Here are some of the great goals from the competition from previous years to get you in the mood.
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) June 18, 2021