The televised sporting line-up this weekend is absolutely outrageous 4 years ago

The televised sporting line-up this weekend is absolutely outrageous

Make a date with your couch this weekend because there's an absolute feast of televised sport on.

Saturday 30 June


2018 Fifa World Cup

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the same day? Well, nothing's getting done so"

The world's premier international soccer competition continues with the round of 16 this weekend. You can follow all the action live on RTE Two starting with a preview show at 1:55 pm. France take on Messi's Argentina in the early kick-off at 3 pm.

In the evening, the first ever World Cup winners Uruguay face Ronaldo's Portugal. That clash kicks off at 7 pm. Both games will also be shown live on BBC One and ITV.




The senior football championship round three qualifiers are on this Saturday. Sky Sports Arena has both games starting with Cavan vs Tyrone at 5 pm. Throw-in time for the other game at Croke Park St Conleth's Park, Newbridge between Kildare and Mayo is at 7 pm.

Mick Conlan's homecoming


Fire on BT Sport 1 from 7:30 pm if you're up for watching Michael Conlan return to Belfast. The undefeated Irishman takes on Adeilson Dos Santos of Brazil in the SSE Arena.


Horseracing from the Curragh

RTE One will be showing live coverage from day two of the Irish Derby festival from 2:40 pm. The feature race, the Dubai Irish Dery which kicks off at 5:20 pm.


Horseracing from Newcastle

If you want to catch some action from the sport of kings before the Curragh, you can head over to UTV from 12 pm.

Tennis from Eastbourne

The last tournament before Wimbledon. Day seven of the Eastbourne International tournament features the women's singles final. Coverage begins at 12:15 pm on BBC Two.



PGA Tour

Fan of the good walk spoiled? Head on over to Sky Sports Main Event from 9 pm for live coverage of the third round of The Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. If you want to see more, coverage of the tournament will begin on Sky Sports Golf from 6 pm.


If your soccer thirst hasn't quite been quenched by the world cup, you can keep on trucking with some MLS action on Sky Sports Main Event. Seattle Sounders vs Portland Timbers kicks off at 9:45 pm while Atlanta United FC vs Orlando City SC starts at midnight.

Super Rugby

Sky Sports Action is the place to be on Saturday for fans of rugby. You could literally spend the whole day watching it. Highlanders vs Chiefs kicks off at 8:35 am, Brumbies vs Hurricanes kicks off at 10.45 am, Sharks vs Lions at 4:15 pm and round off the day with Jaguares vs Stormers at 8:40 pm.


All you early risers can whack on BT Sport 3 from 7:30 am for the round 15 clash between Adelaide Crows and West Coast Eagles.


Formula One from Austria

If fun isn't your thing, you can check out qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix live on Channel 4. Coverage begins at 12:55 pm with the race starting at 2 pm. If seeing the practice is your cup of tea, you can tune in from 10:55 am.


If your idea of a wild night in is scoping out a good spot at the staring window and observing how long it takes your front garden to grow, here's an alternative. You can watch the Boston Red Sox play the New York Yankees from midnight on BT Sport 2. From 6 pm on BT Sport 3, you can check out the Toronto Blue Jays vs the Detroit Tigers. Go to BT Sport at 9 pm if you want to see Oakland Athletics face the Cleveland Indians.

Sunday 1 July

2018 Fifa World Cup

The round of 16 continues with two all-European affairs. Spain take on Russia in the earlier kick-off at 3 pm while Denmark face Croatia at 7 pm. As usual, both games will be shown live on RTE Two, BBC One and ITV.



There are two senior hurling provincial championship finals to look forward to on Sunday. RTE One will be showing live coverage of both the Munster final between Clare and Cork from 2 pm and the Leinster final between Kilkenny and Galway from 4 pm.

Formula One

Channel 4 will be showing the Austrian Grand Prix live from 1:40 pm. Sky Sports Main Event and Eirsport 1 will also be showing the race.


If you fancy something different, you can go to Eurosport from 9 am to see the Motocross World Championships from Indonesia.