Three sporting events to watch this week: Your handy guide to sport on television

Guide to sport on television (Monday – Sunday, Mar 25th – Mar 31st)

Athletics

The 2024 World Athletics Cross Country Championships will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, next weekend. Ireland are sending eight athletes – Fiona Everard (Bandon AC) and Danielle Donegan (Tullamore Harriers) run in the Senior Women’s 10,000m race, while Keelan Kilrehill (Moy Valley) and Hugh Armstrong (Ballina) will run in the men’s equivalent. The 8,000m Under-20 Men’s event includes Seamus Robinson (City of Derry Spartans) and Harry Colbert (Waterford), while the 6,000m Under-20 Women’s race includes Anna Gardiner (East Down) and Kirsty Maher (Moy Valley). – Saturday, Virgin Media

The Boat Race

For some, it’s one of the pinnacle sporting events of the year. For many, though, it’s the only time each year they watch competitive rowing. The 2024 University Boat Race – featuring the best rowers from Cambridge University Boat Club and Oxford University Boat Club – takes place on the River Thames in London next weekend. Irishman Tom Lynch, who was part of the Cambridge team which won last year’s event, is back again. The Cambridge women also claimed victory in 2023. – Saturday, BBC

Manchester City v Arsenal

There is a proper three-way race for the English Premier League crown this season. Will next weekend’s battle between two of the sides decide which club claims the 2023/24 title? Of course not. Will it be pivotal? Probably. Fans of Liverpool, who host Brighton earlier on Sunday, will surely be hoping their rivals at the top of the table have to settle for a draw. – Sunday, Sky Sports

MONDAY (Mar 25th)

  • CRICKET – TNT Sports 1 from 3.45am – 1st Test, D4 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
  • SOCCER – Premier Sports 2 – Friendly – 5pm Cyprus v Serbia
  • SOCCER – Premier Sports 1 – Friendly – 6pm Sweden v Albania
  • GAA – TG4, 8pm-9pm League highlights
  • RUGBY – RTÉ 2, 8pm-9pm Against the Head

TUESDAY (Mar 26th)

  • CRICKET – TNT Sports 1 from 3.45am – 1st Test, D5 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
  • SOCCER – Virgin Media More – Euro Qualifier – 5pm Georgia v Greece
  • SOCCER – Virgin Media Two & Premier Sports 1 – Friendly – 7.45pm Rep of Ireland v Switzerland
  • SOCCER – BBC 2 – Friendly – 7.45pm Scotland v Northern Ireland
  • SOCCER – Channel 4 – Friendly – 7.45pm England v Belgium
  • SOCCER – S4C, Virgin Media Three & Premier Sports 2 – Euro Qualifier – 7.45pm Wales v Poland
  • NBA – TNT Sports 2 – 11.30pm Lakers @ Bucks, 2am Mavericks @ Kings

WEDNESDAY (Mar 27th)

  • CYCLING – Eurosport 1, 1.15pm-4pm Dwars door Vlaanderen
  • SOCCER – DAZN & TNT Sports 2 – Women’s Champions League Quarter-final – 5.45pm Lyon (2) v Benfica (1)
  • SOCCER – DAZN & TNT Sports 2 – Women’s Champions League Quarter-final – 8pm Chelsea (3) v Ajax (0)
  • NBA – TNT Sports 1 – 11.30pm Clippers @ 76ers, 2am Suns @ Nuggets

THURSDAY (Mar 28th)

  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 7.30am-12.30pm Indian Open
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 12.30pm-11pm Houston Open
  • SOCCER – DAZN & TNT Sports 2 – Women’s Champions League Quarter-final – 5.45pm Barcelona (2) v Brann (1)
  • DARTS – Sky Sports Arena, 7pm-11pm – Belfast Premier League
  • SOCCER – DAZN & TNT Sports 1 – Women’s Champions League Quarter-final – 8pm PSG (2) v Häcken (1)
  • RUGBY LEAGUE – Sky Sports Action – Super League – 8pm Castleford v Leeds

FRIDAY (Mar 29th)

  • NBA – TNT Sports 2 – Midnight Bucks @ Pelicans
  • RUGBY – Sky Sports Action – Super Rugby – 6.05am Crusaders v Chiefs, 8.35am Waratahs v Melbourne
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 7.30am-12.30pm Indian Open
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Football – Championship – 12.30pm Bristol City v Leicester
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 12.30pm-11pm Houston Open
  • RUGBY LEAGUE – Sky Sports Action – Super League – 12.30pm Hull KR v Hull FC, 3pm St Helens v Wigan
  • RACING – UTV, 1.45pm-5pm Newcastle & Lingfield
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Football – League 2 – 3pm Wrexham v Mansfield
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Football Championship – 5.30pm Blackburn v Ipswich, 8pm Watford v Leeds
  • RUGBY – TG4 & Premier Sports 1 – URC – 7.35pm Leinster v Bulls
  • RUGBY – Premier Sports 2 – URC – 7.35pm Dragons v Zebre
  • RUGBY – TNT Sports 1 – English Premiership – 7.45pm Northampton v Saracens
  • SOCCER – RTÉ 2 – Airtricity League Premier Division – 7.45pm Shamrock Rovers v Bohemians
  • SOCCER – LaLigaTV – La Liga – 8pm Cádiz v Granada
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 2 – Ligue 1 – 8pm Lille v Lens

SATURDAY (Mar 30th)

  • NBA – TNT Sports 3 – Midnight Suns @ Thunder
  • BOXING – Sky Sports Action from 1am – Arizona Oscar Valdez v Liam Wilson
  • RUGBY – Sky Sports Action – Super Rugby – 1.05am Fijian Drua v Western Force, 3.35am Moana Pasifika v Blues, 6.05am Highlanders v Hurricanes, 8.35am Reds v Brumbies
  • CRICKET – TNT Sports 3 from 3.45am – 2nd Test, D1 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 8am-12.30pm Indian Open
  • ATHLETICS – Virgin Media Two, 9.50am-1.20pm – Belgrade World Cross Country Championships
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 2 – Serie A – 11.30am Napoli v Atalanta
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 1 – Premier League – 12.30pm Newcastle v West Ham
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Football & Showcase – Women’s Super League – 12.30pm Liverpool v Man City
  • SOCCER – LaLigaTV – La Liga – 1pm Getafe v Sevilla, 3.15pm Almería v Osasuna
  • RUGBY – Premier Sports 2 – URC – 1pm Benetton v Connacht
  • RACING – UTV & Virgin Media One, 1.25pm-4pm Musselburgh
  • ROWING – BBC 1, 2pm-4.30pm The Boat Race
  • CYCLING – Eurosport 1, 2.30pm-4.45pm GP Miguel Indurain
  • SOCCER – Premier Sports 1 – Premier League – 3pm Tottenham v Luton
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 3pm-10pm Houston Open
  • RUGBY LEAGUE – Sky Sports Action – Super League – 3pm Warrington v Catalans, 5.30pm Salford RD v Leigh
  • RUGBY – S4C & Premier Sports 2 – URC – 3.05pm Ospreys v Lions
  • RUGBY – TNT Sports 1 – English Premiership – 3.05pm Harlequins v Bath
  • RACING – Virgin Media Three, 3.30pm-5pm Dubai World Cup
  • RUGBY – BBC 2 & Virgin Media Two – Women’s Six Nations – 4.45pm England v Wales
  • GAA – TG4 – Football League Division Four Final – 5pm Laois v Leitrim; Football League Division Three Final – 7.15pm Down v Westmeath
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 1 – Serie A – 5pm Lazio v Juventus, 7.45pm Fiorentina v AC Milan
  • RUGBY – Premier Sports 1 – URC – 5.15pm Stormers v Ulster
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Football – Bundesliga – 5.30pm Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Premier League – 5.30pm Aston Villa v Wolverhampton, 8pm Brentford v Man Utd
  • SOCCER – LaLigaTV & Premier Sports 2 – La Liga – 5.30pm Valencia v Mallorca, 8pm Barcelona v Las Palmas
  • RUGBY – RTÉ 2 & Premier Sports 1 – URC – 7.35pm Munster v Cardiff
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 2 – Ligue 1 – 8pm Lyon v Reims
  • NBA – TNT Sports 3 – 9pm Celtics @ Pelicans
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 10pm-2am – LPGA Arizona Championship
  • SOCCER – BBC 1, 10.30pm-midnight Match of the Day

SUNDAY (Mar 31st)

  • UFC – TNT Sports 1 from 3am – Atlantic City Erin Blanchfield v Manon Fiorot
  • CRICKET – TNT Sports 2 from 4.45am – 2nd Test, D2 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 7.30am-12.30pm Indian Open
  • CYCLING – Eurosport 1, 8.30am-5.30pm Tour of Flanders
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Football – Scottish Premiership – Noon Livingston v Celtic
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 1 – Ligue 1 – Noon Lorient v Brest
  • GAA – TG4 – Football League Division Two Final – 1.45pm Armagh v Donegal; Football League Division One Final – 4pm Dublin v Derry
  • SOCCER – LaLigaTV & Premier Sports 1 – La Liga – 1pm Celta Vigo v Rayo Vallecano, 3.15pm Girona v Real Betis, 5.30pm Alavés v Real Sociedad, 8pm Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 2 – Ligue 1 – 2pm Nice v Nantes
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Premier League – 2pm Liverpool v Brighton, 4.30pm Man City v Arsenal
  • RACING – RTÉ 1, 2.30pm-5.10pm Fairyhouse
  • SOCCER – Sky Sports Football – Bundesliga – 2.30pm Augsburg v Cologne, 4.30pm Stuttgart v Heidenheim 1846, 6.30pm Bochum v SV Darmstadt 98
  • SQUASH – TNT Sports 3, 3pm-7.30pm London Classic
  • RUGBY LEAGUE – Sky Sports Action – Super League – 3pm London Broncos v Huddersfield
  • SOCCER – BBC Red Button – Women’s League Cup Final – 3pm Arsenal v Chelsea
  • RUGBY – RTÉ 2 & BBC 2 – Women’s Six Nations – 3pm Ireland v Italy
  • RUGBY – UTV & TNT Sports 1 – English Premiership – 3pm Sale v Exeter
  • GAA – TG4 YouTube – Hurling League Division Two A – 3pm Carlow v Laois
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 4pm-11pm Houston Open
  • BOXING – Sky Sports Action from 6pm – London Fabio Wardley v Frazer Clarke
  • SOCCER – TNT Sports 1 – Ligue 1 – 7.45pm Marseille v PSG
  • RUGBY – Premier Sports 2 – Top 14 – 8.05pm Bayonne v Toulon
  • NBA – TNT Sports 2 – 8.30pm Cavaliers @ Nuggets
  • GAA – RTÉ 2, 9.30pm-11pm League Sunday
  • SOCCER – BBC 1, 10.20pm-11.20pm Match of the Day 2
  • GOLF – Sky Sports Golf, 11pm-2am – LPGA Arizona Championship
  • CRICKET – TNT Sports 2 from 4.45am – 2nd Test, D3 Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

* This article was amended on March 24th, 2024: An earlier version incorrectly stated that Borussia Dortmund are leading the Bundesliga. It is Bayer 04 Leverkusen that are currently 10 points clear of second-placed Bayern Munich in Germany’s top division.

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