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Your Essential Guide To A Bumper Weekend Of Sport On TV

Your Essential Guide To A Bumper Weekend Of Sport On TV

August will bid farewell with a bang as the sporting calendar throws up one of those delightful weekends which calls for drawn curtains and as little movement as possible. There is live sport aplenty with Irish fans of all codes spoilt for choice.

Across three days there is live Gaelic football, boxing, rugby and soccer. It all kicks off on Friday night.

Friday 

8.00pm: Shamrock Rovers vs Bohemians

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The Dublin derby is set for Tallaght this Friday as Keith Long looks to continue his remarkable run over Stephen Bradley's outfit. The game is live on Eir Sport 1 with coverage starting at 7.30pm.

8.10pm: France vs Italy

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If the round ball doesn't tickle your fancy, France continue their World Cup preparations against Italy on Premier Sport with the broadcast beginning at 7.55pm.

Saturday 

12.30pm: Southampton vs Manchester United

After a last-gasp loss against Crystal Palace, Manchester United look to bounce back early this Saturday against a Southampton side who beat Brighton 2-o last week. This Premier League game is live on BT Sport 1.

2.30pm: Wales vs Ireland

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If ever a response was needed it will be this Saturday. An Irish team hammered by England are in desperate need of a lift. The match will be live on Channel 4 with coverage beginning at 2.00pm.

3.00pm: Chelsea vs Sheffield United

Ireland's Sheffield United take on an erratic but entertaining Chelsea side in this weekend's afternoon kick-off on Premier Sports from 2.00pm.

5.30pm: Burnley vs Liverpool

A football heavy afternoon is in store on Saturday, Sky Sports will have live coverage of this game. The last time these sides met, it resulted in a surprising goal heavy Liverpool victory 4-2.

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7.45pm: Juventus vs Napoli

Last season's Seria A top two picked up where they left out with opening weekend wins in Italy. They face each other this Saturday in a game Maurizio Sarri will miss due to illness. It is live on Premier Sports.

6.00pm: Boxing From London

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An undercard that includes Charlie Edwards vs Julio Cesar Martinez and Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin before the main event and main man, Vasiliy Lomachenko, returns. The unified lightweight world champion faces Luke Campbell live on Sky Sports Box Office.

9.35pm: Up For The Match

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Not exactly live sport but the annual All-Ireland final teaser is always worth a watch.

Sunday 

12.oopm: Rangers vs Celtic

The Old Firm derby kicks off a mega Sunday of sport. Sky Sports Football from 11.30am.

3.30pm: Kerry vs Dublin

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The final step on the road to the five in a row. Can Peter Keane's charges spring a shock? Live on RTE 2 with commentary from Ger Canning and Kevin McStay or on Sky Sports. Remember that the minor final between Galway and Cork is also on TV, with TG4's coverage starting at 12.30pm.

4.30pm: Arsenal v Tottenham

The North London derby gives Arsenal a welcomed opportunity to bounce back from their loss against Liverpool. This Premier League clash follows Everton vs Wolves on Sky Sports Premier League.

5.oopm: Lazio vs Roma

Always a highly charged affair. Live on Premier Sports.

8.00pm: Villarreal v Real Madrid

Real Madrid were unimpressive last weekend as they stumbled to a 1-1 draw against Valladolid. Can Javier Calleja's outfit capitalise? ITV4 from 7.45pm.

9.30pm: The Sunday Game

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The live sport this weekend ends after that but there are highlights from the All-Ireland final as well as the team of the year selection to close it all out.

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