Your TV guide to a busy weekend of sport


WITH the Olympics kicking off in Tokyo today, there’s plenty of sport to be enjoyed on TV over the weekend.

There’s something for everyone from hurling to swimming.

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There’s plenty to play for in the GAA action with the Championship season heating up and Gatland’s Lions are in action in their highly anticipated game against South Africa.

6 July 2021; Pictured is Greg O’Shea during a Tokyo 2020 Official Team Ireland Announcement for Rugby 7s at Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile


11.30: The start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage as the Opening Ceremony gets underway on RTÉ 2, BBC 1 and Eurosport.

19:00: The darts action of the weekend as Blackpool opens its doors for World Matchplay coverage on Sky Sports Action.

19:00: It’s the second day of Welsh Open golf on Sky Sports Golf

19:30: Meath take on Tipperary in Round 2 of the 2021 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Championship in O’Moore Park.


00:10: More action from Tokyo to be enjpyed. There’s rowing, cycling, hockey and swimming that’ll be shown on BBC (00:10-17:40), Eurosport (00.30-15.30) and RTÉ 2 (01.35-15.30).

13:25: There’s racing from Ascot on Virgin Media One with the King George VI race the feature.

14:00: Waterford face off against Galway in the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers on Sky Sports Arena.

15.30: The highly anticipated First Test between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions will be showcased by Sky Sports Action.

14 July 2021; Conor Murray of the British & Irish Lions in action during the British and Irish Lions Tour match between South Africa ‘A’ and The British & Irish Lions at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Sportsfile

15:45: Ireland’s third test in the T20 cricket against South Africa will be shown on BT Sport 1.

16:30: Clare take on Cork in another All-Ireland hurling qualifier on Sky Sports Arena.

17:00: TG4 is the place to be for Kerry V Donegal in the ladies football in the championship.

18:00: Wales Open action continues on Sky Sports Golf.

19:00: Catch-up Olympics action with the highlights show at on RTÉ 2 and BBC 1.

19:00: The darts action of the weekend continues in Blackpool for the World Matchplay on Sky Sports Action.

19:25: Westmeath clash with Laois in the National Hurling League Division 1 relegation play-off on TG4.


00:00: Another day of Tokyo 2020 coverage starts with  swimming, taekwondo, gymnastics and archery on BBC 1 (00:00-18:00), and RTÉ 2 (01:30-15:30)

13:30: A Connacht final with a difference will be shown on RTÉ 1 with the action from Mayo v Galway in Croke Park.

14:00: Treaty United take on Dundalk on LOI TV with a match pass available.

16:00: The Kingdom look to avenge last years defeat to Cork in this years Munster final, RTÉ 2’s cameras will be in Fitzgerald Stadium for the game.

Munster GAA Senior Football Championship Final, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork 23/6/2018
Cork vs Kerry
Cork’s Sean White and Jack Barry of Kerry clash off the ball
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

19:00: Watch all the day two highlights from Tokyo on RTÉ 2 and BBC 1.

19:00: There’s more World Matchplay darts action on Sky Sports Action.

21:30: RTÉ 2 will have GAA highlights on the Sunday Game.

22:15: Another day of Olympics action begins with plenty of triathlon, swimming, diving and gymnastics events. BBC 1 (22:30-00:00, 12.45-18:00) and RTÉ 2 (00.55 -15.30) will have live coverage from Tokyo.

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