Sport On TV Today: St Stephen's Day Guide

Sport On TV Today: St Stephen's Day Guide
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December 26 is one of the best days in the calendar year to watch sport. You've ate a tonne of turkey and you've got a fridge full of leftovers to keep you occupied. Luckily, there's at least 10 hours of compelling football, racing and er...Welsh rugby to watch. Here's our TV sport guide, with info on how to watch St Stephen's Day Premier League in Ireland, and much more.

There's a major kink in this year's football broadcasting coverage. Amazon Prime (not Sky or BT) will be broadcasting all of this year's Boxing Day PL fixtures in the UK. However these games will not be shown to Prime subscribers in Ireland. As such, the only legal way to watch the big fixtures in the Premier League today is via Premier Sports. The Irish broadcaster will air four matches across the today, including the tasty Leicester vs Liverpool match this evening. Sky and BT will have Championship and SPL fixtures on across the day.


Premier League

12.30pm: Spurs vs Brighton (Premier Sports)

3pm: Chelsea vs Southampton (Premier Sports)

5.30pm: Manchester United vs Newcastle

7.30pm: Leicester vs Liverpool


3pm; Brentford vs Swansea (Sky Main Event)


5pm: Leeds vs Preston (Sky Main Event)


7.15pm: Reading vs QPR (Sky Main Event)


3pm: St Mirren vs Celtic (BT Sport 1)



Stephen's Day is all about racing, and there's some huge races on today at Leopardstown and Limerick. RTE's live coverage begins at 1pm and here's two of the stand-out races on the day.

2.20 Racing Post Trophy, Leopardstown: A seriously stacked race with Falkir D'Oudaires, Notebook, Royal Rendezvous and Laurina sure to be in the mix.

2.40: Novice Chase, Limerick: Faugheen gets a run out in Limerick with a truly tasty duel against Samcro. This is arguably the most exciting race of the whole Christmas festival.


(all on RTE2)


If Welsh rugby is your thing, Eir have you covered today with the Welsh derbies

3pm - Cardiff vs Dragons


5.30pm - Scarlets vs Ospreys


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