A TV Spectacular Sporting Weekend

It’s the summer so it’s inevitable that it is going to be a big weekend of sport but in terms of the sheer scale of live coverage, this one will take some beating.

It all kicks off tonight with live coverage of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro qualifier away in Copenhagen on RTÉ2.

At the same time, the opening ceremony and first game of the Women’s World Cup between France and the Korea Republic will be live on TG4. We are looking forward to hearing the Irish translation of Ji Soyun from Gary McDonncha.

On Saturday, The Saturday Game on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player will be presented by Joanne Cantwell live from Clones as Donegal take on Tyrone at 5 pm in the Ulster football semi-final. This game will also be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1.

On Saturday night the GAA action switches to Sky Sports, with Damian Lawlor taking the hot seat for live coverage of Cork Vs Waterford in the Munster Hurling Championship.

Jacqui Hurley and Darragh Maloney will present live coverage on RTÉ TV of the Women’s World Cup for the first time on Saturday night when Norway, who knocked us out at the Qualifying stage play live from Stade Auguste-Delaune II in France.

This game will also be live on the RTÉ Player and reports will be aired on Saturday Sport on RTÉ Radio 1. Kick off is 8 pm.

Before that TG4 will show Germany vs China at 1-45 and Spain Vs South Africa at 4-45 with commentary from Cúan O Flatharta Marcus Ó Buachalla, swapping fifteen a side for eleven a side.

The football is preceded on TG4 by a review of the recent Irish Kickboxing Championship at the Citywest Hotel, just for a bit of martial variety.

It’s a hurling double header on The Sunday Game Live with Joanne Cantwell on RTÉ2, as Kilkenny take on Galway live from Nolan Park at 2 pm followed Limerick v Clare from the Gaelic Grounds at 4 pm.

Both of these games will also be live on RTÉ Radio 1 and the RTÉ Player.

TG4 have three games from France, culminating in England Vs Scotland at * pm on Sunday.

Then the action returns home on Monday when Mick McCarthy’s side take on Gibraltar at the Aviva Stadium, live on RTÉ2 again.

It’s a dizzying array of sporting talent, and there is also the Irish Women’s Hockey team playing at 3 pm in Banbridge on Saturday and Sunday with live streaming of their efforts to secure Olympic qualification.

Whatever you are doing or watching, we hope you enjoy it.

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