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28th Feb 2018

Don’t worry if you’re snowbound this weekend as there’s a bloody feast of sport on television

Matthew Gault

Get the Brennans out.

Don’t even think about it. You can’t mess with Mother Nature because right now she’s having her way with Ireland. This weekend, with blizzards and red alerts very much the order of the day, is a perfect opportunity to catch up on some laziness.

With the heaviest snowfalls to come on Thursday night and the early hours of Friday morning, it’s almost certain that the League of Ireland will be decimated as a result. Bohs fans, you’ll be spared that trip to Cork and Derry City fans might have to wait that bit longer for the eagerly-anticipated return to the Brandywell.

On the GAA front, both the football and hurling league fixtures are set to take a massive hit. It’s a bollocks, we know, but there will still be plenty of games going ahead.

Right. Grab yourself a steaming mug of tea, some stew, few slices of Brennans (because apparently, everyone’s been stocking up on it this week) and settle down in front of some of these.

All events listed here are scheduled to go ahead at the time of publication. The weather may well change that. We’ll keep you posted.

World Golf Championship

Sky Sports Golf, Friday (7pm), Saturday (5pm) and Sunday (5pm)

Paul Dunne is flying the Irish flag in Mexico this week at the WGC-Mexico Championship. World number one Dustin Johnson is defending, with a stellar field including Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm looking to dethrone the big-hitting American.

Pro 14: Edinburgh v Munster

TG4, 7.30pm

Coverage from Murrayfield as Munster face an in-form Edinburgh side but Johann van Graan’s men will be high on confidence after their victory over Glasgow Warriors last week.


Premier League: Burnley v Everton

Sky Sports Main Event, Saturday 12.30pm

Burnley v Everton. Not the most exciting sounding match, sure, but Burnley always have a strong Irish contingent while there’s a chance Seamus Coleman could feature for the Toffees. C’mon, support the lads!

Pro 14: Scarlets v Leinster

Sky Sports Main Event, 3.15pm

Leo Cullen’s side face a testing trip to Wales to take on Scarlets with several key players unavailable for selection.

Boxing: Brook v Rabchenko

Sky Sports Main Event, 7pm

Kell Brook takes on Sergey Rabchenko at the FlyDSA Arena in a super-welterweight bout. Brook is making his debut in this weight division and faces a potentially bruising encounter with the impressive Belarusian, whose record of 29 wins out of 31 fights is not to be sniffed at.

Dublin v Kerry

eir Sport 2, 6.50pm

It’s a biggie. Dublin look to maintain their 100% record in the league as they take on their fiercest rivals at Croke Park. Jim Gavin’s men will be hoping to avoid a repeat of last year when Kerry edged a thrilling encounter to end Dublin’s 36-game unbeaten run and clinch the Division 1 title. The game throws in at 7pm.

Tyrone v Donegal

eir Sport 1, 6.50pm

It’s an Ulster derby, as Tyrone welcome their neighbours Donegal to Healy Park. This one also throws in at 7pm.

Boxing: Wilder v Luis Ortiz

Sky Sports Main Event, 2am

It’s late but Wilder is always worth watching, especially considering that most people think he’s the one man who can stop Anthony Joshua. Win here and Joshua may well be his next opponent.

Super Sunday

Sky Sports Main Event, from 12.30pm

A double-header as Brighton take on Arsenal at the Amex Stadium before a real heavyweight clash as runaway leaders Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium.

GAA Beo: Sraith Allianz

TG4, 1.30pm

Three games from the football and hurling leagues, featuring Galway v Monaghan at Pearse Stadium in football and Galway’s hurlers taking on Limerick in the same venue.

There you go. That should have you sorted. Here’s hoping the blizzards don’t wreak havoc on the GAA and the rest of the sport this weekend.