The US Open, Copa America and plenty of hurling: Sport on TV this weekend 6 years ago

The US Open, Copa America and plenty of hurling: Sport on TV this weekend

All your weekend's sport on the box, in one handy place.



Live Baku European Games 2015, Setanta Ireland, 5am

Boxer Adam Nolan is amongst the Irish athletes in action on a busy Saturday in Baku. Coverage starts on Setanta Sports at the ridiculously early hour of 5am.

Leinster Hurling Championship, Galway v Laois, Sky Sports 5, 4.30pm

Both of these teams enjoyed morale-boosting wins last time out but Laois boss Cheddar Plunkett will have a job on his hands trying to get the better of a Galway outfit that looked awesome in their replay victory over the Dubs.


Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final, O'Moore Park, Laois 7/6/2015 Laois vs Offaly Laois manager Seamus Plunkett is congratulated by Zane Keenan at the end of the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Under-20 Rugby World Cup, France v South Africa, TG4, 5.15pm

Neither of these sides were quite good enough to make the final, but it'll be interesting to keep track of the stars-in-waiting who could make an impact at senior level in the years to come.

Connacht Football Championship, Sligo v Roscommon, Sky Sports 5, 6.45pm


Seven weeks after the start of the Connacht championship, Sligo become the last team in the country to make their 2015 Championship bow against a Roscommon side very much on the up.

Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Ruislip, London 24/5/2015 London vs Roscommon The Roscommon team Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gerry McManus

Sligo have home advantage but it is the Rossies who will be fancied to progress to a date against Mayo in the Connacht final in a month's time.

US Open Golf, Sky Sports 4, 7pm


Live coverage of the third day of the second major of the year from Chambers Bay in Washington.

The course is more akin to what you'd find on a links course in these parts than your run-of-the-mill course in the States and fingers crossed there'll be plenty of drama right up until close of play on Sunday evening.

Under-20 Rugby World Cup Final, New Zealand v England, TG4, 7.20pm

The Baby Blacks were too good for Ireland earlier in the tournament and powered past France in the semi-final.

England are no pushovers but they'll have a job on their hands to upset the odds in the final in Cremona.


Copa America, Uruguay v Paraguay, Setanta Sports 1, 7.50pm 

Both teams have played second fiddle to Argentina in Group B so far, but there's loads to play for in this clash in La Serena.

Copa America, Argentina v Jamaica, Setanta Sports 1, 10.20pm

Argentina look all set to seal top spot in their last game in the group and while Jamaica might not pose much of a challenge, we can still see the great man at work.



Live Baku European Games 2015, Setanta Sports, 5am

Boxing and cycling are the order of the day as far as the Irish competitors are concerned on Sunday and Setanta have almost every base covered throughout the day.

Austrian Grand Prix Live, Sky Sports 1, 12.30pm

Lewis Hamilton's win in Bahrain last week put him well in control of the driver's standings and he'll be looking to further increase his lead over Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and company in Austria this weekend.

The Sunday Game Live, Kilkenny v Wexford, Tipperary v Limerick, RTE 2, 1.30pm

Two big hurling matches up for decision as Kilkenny make their first Championship appearance since last year's All-Ireland Final replay and Limerick square up to Tipp in a huge encounter in Munster.

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off, Nowlan Park, Kilkenny 29/3/2015 Kilkenny vs Clare Kilkenny manager Brian Cody Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Expect hurleys to fly and plenty of passion in what should be a cracking afternoon's entertainment.

Tennis from Queen's, BBC 2, 2.05pm

Live coverage of the final of the The AEGON Championships from the Queen's Club in London. It'll help set the mood for Wimbledon if nothing else.

US Open Golf, Sky Sports 4, 7pm

All the action from the final day at Chambers Bay; hopefully you'll have to be getting the coffee in to stay awake for a late and thrilling finish.

Also, hopefully this man will still be in contention...

ROCHESTER, NY - AUGUST 11:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 95th PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club on August 11, 2013 in Rochester, New York.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ulster Football Championship, Monaghan v Fermanagh (delayed coverage), BBC 2, 7pm

Hurling takes centre stage as far as the GAA is concerned this weekend, but not long after the small ball games finish on RTE, you can catch up on events in Ulster as the Farney Army look to seal a place in a third Ulster Final in succession.

Copa America, Colombia v Peru, Setanta Sports 1, 7.50pm

The last games in the group stages before the serious business starts, and all is to play for in Group C with all four teams on three points and equal goal difference.

Having beaten Brazil, you'd fancy Colombia to win this and go through but you can never be too sure.

The Sunday Game, RTE 2, 9.30pm

Wrapping up all the action on another busy weekend of GAA and no doubt providing plenty of talking points too. For many, the perfect way to close out the weekend.

Especially if we see more of this...

Copa America, Brazil v Venezuela, Setanta Sports 1, 10.20pm

By the time this game takes place, both teams will know exactly what they have to do to progress and it would be a disaster for Brazil if they didn't make it through.