The FA Cup Final, Paul O'Connell and the Irish Open: Sport on TV this weekend 7 years ago

The FA Cup Final, Paul O'Connell and the Irish Open: Sport on TV this weekend

The bank holiday weekend is packed with sport on TV.



Pointless FA Cup Special (BBC 1, 2.30pm)

The Beeb are going retro with a full day of FA Cup programming tomorrow ahead of the big match. Coverage starts on BBC1 from 8.30am and amongst the highlights of the schedule is the Pointless FA Cup Final special.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11:  Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman meet fans and sign copies of 'The 100 Most Pointless Arguments In The World' at Waterstones Leadenhall on December 11, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Our favourite quiz show with a football theme. What's not to love?


FA Cup Final: Arsenal v Aston Villa (BBC 1, 5.15pm)

All eyes turn to Wembley for the main event and it is the holders and favourites, Arsenal up against a resurgent, Tim Sherwood-inspired Aston Villa.

HARTLEPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 05:  The FA Cup trophy on display ahead of the FA Cup Second Round match between Hartlepool United and Blyth Spartans at Victoria Park on December 5, 2014 in Hartlepool, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Villa have not won the cup since 1957 and will be hoping to land their first piece of silverware since winning the League Cup in 1996. There is a feeling in our waters that this will be a cracker.


Guinness Pro12 Final: Munster v Glasgow Warriors (Sky Sports 3, 6.30pm) 

Munster take on Glasgow in the final of the Guinness Pro12 in Belfast. It's sure to be an emotional occasion as it will be Paul O'Connell's last match in a Munster jersey before he heads off to Toulon.

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14:  Paul O'Connell of Munster looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool one match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Munster at Stade Marcel Michelin on December 14, 2014 in Clermont-Ferrand, France.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Both sides have a victory each in the two meetings so far this season and this one promises to be a tight affair. We're tipping the Munster lads to be extra passionate for Pualie and bring the trophy home.



Irish Open Golf (RTE 2, 1.30pm)

At the time of writing, our beloved Padraig Harrington is leading the Irish Open and we are hoping that he is there in the final group on Sunday.

during the Second Round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down Golf Club on May 29, 2015 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland.

Whatever happens, the closing round of the Irish Open always makes compelling viewing and with the Royal County Down Golf Club playing very tough, there are sure to be a few twists and turns before it is decided.


The Sunday Game Live (RTE 2, 1.30pm)

The GAA football and hurling championships are well under way and the action continues on Sunday with a double-header from Croke Park. At 2pm Dublin take on Galway in the Leinster Hurling Championship.

Leinster GAA Football & Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Finals Media Event, Croke Park, Dublin 21/5/2015 Galway Hurler Cathal Mannion and Dublin Hurler Peter Kelly Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

After that, it's the turn of the Dublin footballers who face Longford with a throw-in of 4pm.

Jim Gavin's men will be hoping that this is the start of a journey which will bring them all the way to the 3rd Sunday in September and the chance to lift the Sam Maguire once again.