Weekend sport | what to watch and where to find it

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THIS weekend is full of action from all sports. As usual we have you covered as we list the times for all sporting events taking place and what channel you can catch the events on. We will provide Saturday and Sundays schedule, so you don’t have to spend time endlessly scrolling through your tv guide and switching through channels.


Formula 1 practice and qualifying for the Styrian Grand Prix will be shown from 11am on F1 Sky Sports. Cycling will provide the Tour De France Stage 1 on Eurosport 1 from 10.45am and will be on ITV4 at the same time.


Tennis fans can sit back and enjoy the Viking International Final from 12.15 on BBC 1.

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Golf enthusiasts will have their fill this weekend and will have no shortage of choice as events including the BMW International Open starting at 12.30pm, the Women’s PGA Championship from Georgia from 5pm and the Travelers Championship in Connecticut will begin at 9pm all broadcast on Sky Sports Golf.


Cricket will be available on Sky Sports Cricket from 2pm showing England v Sri Lanka with highlights shown on BBC 2 from 7pm.Horse Racing can be found on RTE 2 from 1.45pm and UTV at 1.25pm showing the Irish Derby.


The first game for the Lions summer tour of South Africa is on Channel 4 from 2.15pm with Japan taking on Warren Gatland’s men. The game takes place in Edinburgh before they depart for South Africa in which is the first game on home soil for 16 years.


GAA will be on offer on Sky Sports Arena from 3.30pm with the first round of the Connacht Senior Football Championship with Sligo facing Mayo while in The Munster Senior Football championship Kerry will take on Clare. The first game will start at 4.30pm with the latter throwing in at 7pm.The Women’s Football League Finals will be shown on TG4 from 4.35pm involving Kerry v Meath in a Division Two clash and Cork v Dublin in Division One. The first game will start at 5pm with the second beginning at 7.30pm.


The Euro 2021 Championship continues with the last 16 knock out rounds commencing Saturday with Wales playing Denmark from 5pm and Italy facing Austria at 8pm with both games available on RTE 2 and BBC 1.Highlights from the days games will air on RTE 2 from 11.20pm and BBC 1 at 10.30pm.


Athletics in the form of the Irish National Championship will be on RTE 1 at 2.55pm.


The English Premiership Play-off Final involving Exeter and Harlequins can be found on BT Sport 1 from 4.30pm with coverage and kick off beginning at 5.30pm.


UFC will provide action for fight fans at 9pm on BT Sport 2 for the card involving Ciryl Gane v Alexander Volkov and Ovince Saint Preux v Maxim Grishin.


For those who still haven’t had their fill from Saturday’s events can look to the late-night option of the NBA Playoff game 2 between the Hawks and Bucks from 1.30am on Sky Sports Arena.


Sunday sees no slowing down of sport available to view throughout the day. Cricket again will be available on Sky Sports Cricket from 10.30am with the Women in action as England face India.


The golf will continue with the BMW International Open from 12.30pm on Sky Sports Golf while at 5pm the Women’s PGA Championship carries into Sunday which will be available on both Sky Sports Golf and Mix. The Travelers Championship will also carry on into Sunday with Sky Sports Golf broadcasting the event at 7pm.


In GAA, the Munster Senior Hurling First Round involving Clare v Waterford is on RTE 1 from 3.00pm while the Ulster Senior Football First Round sees Down play Donegal at 1pm on RTE 1 from 12.55pm and BBC 2 from 12.30pm.Highlights will be shown on RTE 2 with The Sunday Game starting at 9.30pm.


Soccer again will be available with EURO 2020 action on RTE 2 from 4.30pm as Netherlands play Czech Republic at 5pm and Belgium face Portugal at 8pm.Again highlights will be shown on RTE 2 at 11.15pm.BBC will be showing games from the Copa America with Brazil v Ecuador and Venezuala v Peru both starting at 10pm, the red button will be available to choose what game you’d like to watch.


NBA again will be shown on Sky Sports Arena with the Clippers hosting The Suns in Play-off action.