Sports TV Guide

December is always a very busy month with Christmas looming but the festive period also means a bucket load of sport and even more on the Tele box. It’s yet another big weekend of sport (which weekend isn’t?) with the Premier League coming up to the half way mark, the RaboDirect Pro12 continues plus much more. SportsNews Ireland’s Ryan Bailey gives you the complete guide to your weekend viewing…



Euro 2012 Draw. 5pm RTE2, BBC, Sky Sports
Npower Championship: Crystal Palace v Derby, 7.45pm Sky Sports
Serie A: Genoa v AC Milan, 7.45pm Setanta Ireland
FA Cup: Fleetwood Town v Yeovil, 7pm ESPN


Davis Cup Final: Spain v Argentina, 1pm Sky Sports


Pro12: Ulster v Scarlets, BBC2 7pm
Pro12: Leinster v Cardiff Blues 7.30pm TG4


Test Match Day 3: Australia v New Zealand, 11.55pm Sky Sports


Nedbank Golf Challenge, 9am Sky Sports


WBA Super Middleweight bout: Felix Sturm v Martin Murray, 9.45pm Sky Sports

Don’t Miss!
Ireland’s Euro 2012 faith will be discovered this evening in Kiev. The big question is who will we get? England, Spain et al? You can find out right here on SNI, we will have live coverage of the draw from 4.30pm

Pick of the Day:
Leinster take on the Cardiff Blues at the RDS this evening and it promises to be a free flowing game of rugby. Unfortunately for entertainment reasons, Wales are playing the Wallabies tomorrow, the Blues will be missing their big names including the likes of Sam Warburton. None the less it should be a good game, it kicks off at 8pm.



Premier League: Newcastle v Chelsea, 12.45pm Sky Sports
Premier League: Wigan v Arsenal., 3pm Setanta 1
Npower Championship: Bristol City v Middlesbrough, 5.20pm Sky Sports
Premier League: Aston Villa v Man United, 5.30pm ESPN
La Liga: Barcelona v Levante, 7pm Sky Sports
Serie A: Inter Milan v Udinese, 7.45pm ESPN
La Liga: Valencia v Espanyol, 9pm Sky Sports


Hong Kong Open: Round 3, 5am Sky Sports
Nedbank Golf Challenge, 9am Sky Sports
Chevron World Challenge, 6pm Sky Sports


Premiership: Leicester v Northampton, 1.30pm ESPN
International: Wales v Australia, 2pm BBC1
Top 14: Toulouse v Toulon, 1pm Setanta Ireland
Pro12: Munster v Ospreys, 6.15pm RTE2


Sandown, 1.50pm Channel 4


Test Match Day 4: Australia v New Zealand, 11.55pm Sky Sports
ODI: Bangladesh v Pakistan, 7.25am Sky Sports


UK Championship, 1pm BBC1


British light middleweight bout: Prince Arron v Brian Rose, 8pm Sky Sports

Don’t Miss!
World Cup heroines Wales take on Australia at the Millenium Stadium. A cracking game of rugby ensured in what is Shane William’s last game for his country. Both sides have named full strength teams so it’s sure to provide entertainment.

Pick of the Day:
Newcastle have started the season like no one would have expected. They welcome AVB’s struggling Chelsea to St. James Park (oh sorry the Sports Direct arena!) in the Saturday lunch time offering. The Blues cannot afford to lose another game as their title challenge is punishing before their eyes but the Toon army will hope to continue their excellent form and consolidate their position in the top 6.



SPL: Dundee United v Celtic, 12.45pm Sky Sports
Premier League: Wolves v Sunderland, 4pm Sky Sports
FA Cup: AFC Totton v Bristol Rovers, 12pm ITV
FA Cup: Sutton United v Notts County, 4.15pm ESPN
La Liga: Mallorca v Atletic Bilbao, 7pm Sky Sports
Serie A: Parma v Palermo, 7.45pm ESPN
La Liga: Granada v Real Zaragoza, 9pm Sky Sports


Premiership: Saracens v London Irish, 1.30pm ESPN
Premiership: London Wasps v Harlequins, 3.30pm Sky Sports


UK Championship, 2pm BBC2


Hong Kong Open, final round, 6am Sky Sports
Nedbank Golf Challenge, 9am Sky Sports


Musnter Club SFC final: Dr Crokes v UCC, 2pm TG4


Test Match Day 5, Australia v New Zealand, Sky Sports


Pittsburgh Steelers v Cincinnati Bengals, 4pm Sky Sports
New York Giants v Green Bay Packers, 9.30pm Sky Sports
Detroit Saints v New Orlean Saints, 1am Channel 4

Don’t Miss!
The Munster Club Senior Football Final between Dr Crokes and UCC from 2pm on TG4

Pick of the Day:
Hong Kong is the venue for the penultimate event on this year’s European Tour and for the second week in a row Rory McIlroy is in with a shout. This time he is playing on his own and hopefully he can take home the bacon on Sunday, it all kicks off at 6am Irish time.


Premier League: Fulham v Liverpool 8pm Sky Sports


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