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Grab your friends because this weekend is absolute heaven for sports fans

Start making plans.

To be honest, the weather could be absolutely stellar over the next few days but it's likely that you're not going to see any of it. Why's this? Well, there's just the small matter of some amazing sport taking place over the coming days.


Before we even look at the weekend, we've got the Champions League to enjoy with Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid, Leicester City v Porto, Atletico Madrid v Bayern Munich and Celtic v Man City being the pick of the matches.

Thursday will also see Dundalk, Man Utd and Southampton in Europa League action but we're starting our extensive sporting preview from Friday.

If you're up very, very early then you can catch Miami @ Cincinnati in the NFL or practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix, but all eyes will be on Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Ryder Cup 2016 - SS1 and SS4- 12:30


24 of the best golfers in the world do battle as the US aims to reclaim the Ryder Cup and end Europe's three-in-a-row winning streak. As always, we get underway with the foursome/four-ball matches (Session 1 and 2).

Here's hoping that this man can continue his winning form.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 25: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland poses with the FedExCup and TOUR Championship trophies after his victory over Ryan Moore with a birdie on the fourth extra hole during the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 25, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Connacht v Edinburgh - TG4 - 19:35


Pat Lam's side will looking to pick up their first win of the Guinness PRO12 season as the defending champions welcome Edinburgh.

Guinness PRO12 Final, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland 28/5/2016 Connacht vs Leinster Connacht’s Bundee Aki celebrates after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Everton v Crystal Palace - SS2 - 20:00

After slipping up at Bournemouth, Koeman's side will be looking to bounce back immediately at Goodison Park. If you fancy getting out and seeing some live football, Bray v Bohemians and Waterford v UCD are also on the agenda.


LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Everton and Middlesbrough at Goodison Park on September 17, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)


Plenty of sport in the early hours with qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, MLS, American Football, Superbikes, AFL and cricket taking place. The pick of the action starts in the afternoon though with...

Ryder Cup 2016 - SS1, SS4 - 12:30

A pivotal day as the third and fourth sessions of four-ball matches/foursomes get underway.


ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 23: Jordan Spieth of the USA in action during the continuation of the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 23, 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Swansea v Liverpool - SS1 - 12:30

Jürgen Norbert Klopp will have been extremely pleased with the start that his Liverpool side have made to the season, especially their form on the road. Can they continue their good run going when they travel to Wales?

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Sadio Mane of Liverpool and team mates celebrate his goal with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Hull v Chelsea - Sky Sports Ireland - 15:00

The pressure is already building on Antonio Conte after back-to-back league defeats and failure to pick up three points against the Tigers will only increase this.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: The new Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte poses with a Chelsea shirt at Stamford Bridge on July 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

South Africa v Australia - SSM - 16:00

New Zealand have been utterly dominant in the tournament so far and this match looks like being a straight shootout to see who will finish as the runner up.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 15: Referee Nigel Owens sends off Quade Cooper of the Wallabies with a yellow card during The Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australian Wallabies at Eden Park on August 15, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Dublin v Mayo - 17:00 - RTE2 and SS1

After all the talk, we're finally going to know where Sam Maguire will be heading.

Dubs fans will be hoping that the defending champions show a marked improvement from their first meeting. On the other hand, Mayo will be aiming to pick up right where they left off at Croke Park.

GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 18/9/2016 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's James McCarthy with Aidan O'Shea of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Cardiff Blues v Leinster - 19:35 - TG4

Let's be honest, only diehard Ulster fans will be tuned into their match against Ospreys at 17:30 on SS5, it's on while the All-Ireland is in full swing, but Leinster's match starts just after the events in Croke Park. Handy.

Sexton Leinster

Boxing and more rugby

Anthony Ogogo, David Price and Nathan Cleverly are all in the ring (SS2 from 20:00) while Argentina v New Zealand is on SS5 from 23:10.

2015 Rugby World Cup Semi-Final, Twickenham, London, England 24/10/2015 South Africa vs New Zealand New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams celebrate after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie


If you fancy depriving yourself of some much needed sleep, there's MLS, UFC, American Football and rugby league to keep you going through the early hours. Take note, the football starts early with....

Man Utd v Stoke - 12:00 - BT Sport 1

Man Utd bounced back from their recent slump with a 4-1 demolition of Leicester City while Stoke travel to Old Trafford in desperate need for points.

If you prefer to watch La Liga, Valencia v Atletico Madrid is on SS5 from 11.


Dundalk v Derry and St Pats v Cork City - RTE2 - 13:45 on

The FAI Cup semi-finals get underway as defending champions Dundalk aim to keep their double-double hopes alive against the cup specialists Derry.

Later that day, St Pats fans will know that only a win against Cork will prevent their season from petering out.

UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg, Tallaght Stadium, Dublin 2/8/2016 Dundalk vs BATE Borisov Dundalk's David McMillan celebrates his first goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

Tottenham v Man City - 14:15 - SS1

Two of England's best sides meet in what looks like being the game of the weekend. It's ominous for Spurs that this man is back and he's already scoring.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Ryder Cup - 16:00 - SS1 and SS4

It all comes down to this. Will it be Europe or the US to win the Ryder Cup.

Watch the action unfold as the tension builds on the greens.

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 12: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks off the 18th green after shooting a five-under par 65 during the second round of the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola at the East Lake Golf Club on September 12, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Burnley v Arsenal - 16:30 - SS1

Fresh from their demolition job against Chelsea, Arsenal will be arriving to Turf Moor in high spirits but the same cane be said of Burnley after their win against Watford.

Sunderland v Arsenal - Premier League

Darts, Football and NFL

Elsewhere, the following will all be on TV;Real Madrid v Eibar,  Schalke v Mgladbach,  Oakland @ Baltimore, Celta Vigo v Barcelona, Roma v Inter, Denver @ Tampa Bay and then we have the darts World Grand Prix also starting. Heaven.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 28: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid in action during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Real Madrid and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)