- One to sit in for: If you’re even considering plans for Sunday afternoon, stop. Stop right now. If you can’t be in Croke Park, the next best thing is to plonk yourself on the couch (or on a barstool) and watch the hurlers of Kilkenny and Galway tear strips off each other to win the Liam McCarthy Cup. We’re surprised we even had to make this point.
- One to Sky-plus: The NFL is back (wahay!) which means a few more sleep-deprived Sunday evenings and groggy Monday mornings. If you’re planning on hitting the hay early this weekend, make sure you record the San Francisco 49ers trip to the Green Bay Packers.
- One to skip: Kazakhstan v Ireland? Nah, we’ll be watching that. The T20 cricket between England and South Africa tomorrow might be a casualty though.
CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana (Eurosport 2, 3pm).
GAA: The GAA Show, (TV3, 6.30pm).
GOLF: European Tour, KLM Open (Sky Sports 1, 10.30am); PGA Tour, BMW Championship (Sky Sports 3, 8pm).
PARALYMPICS: London 2012 (Channel 4, 9.15am & Setanta Ireland, 9.25am).
RUGBY UNION: RaboDirect PRO12, Zebre v Connacht, Munster v Benetton, (TG4 from 6pm).
SOCCER: World Cup 2014 qualifiers, Kazakhstan v Republic of Ireland, (RTÉ Two, 4.30pm); Russia v Northern Ireland (Sky Sports 1, 5pm); Wales v Belgium (Sky Sports 1, 7pm); Moldova v England (ITV1, 7.15pm); Netherlands v Turkey (ESPN, 7.30pm); Germany v Faroe Islands (ESPN, 9.30pm).
TENNIS: US Open (Sky Sports 2, 4pm, midnight, Eurosport, 4pm).
CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana, (Eurosport, 2.15pm).
CRICKET: International Twenty20, England v South Africa from Durham, (Sky Sports 1, 1.30pm)
GAA: All-Ireland Ladies IFC semi-final, Fermanagh v Waterford and All-Ireland Ladies SFC semi-final, Cork v Monaghan, (TG4, 1.45pm); Up for the Match, (RTE One, 9.50pm).
GOLF: European Tour, KLM Open, (Sky Sports 4, 12pm); PGA Tour, BMW Championship, (Sky Sports 3, 6.30pm)
GREYHOUND RACING: Ladbrokes Irish Greyhound Derby, (RTE Two, 8.30pm).
HORSE RACING: The Curragh, (RTE Two, 4pm).
SOCCER: World Cup qualifier, Scotland v Serbia, (Sky Sports 2, 2.30pm).
PARALYMPICS: London 2012, (Setanta Ireland coverage from 9.25am).
RUGBY UNION: Rugby Championship, New Zealand v Argentina and Australia v South Africa, (Sky Sports 3, 8.30am); Aviva Premiership, Bath v London Wasps, (ESPN, 2.15pm), Sale Sharks v Saracens, (ESPN, 4.15pm); Currie Cup, Cheetahs v Western Province, (Sky Sports 4, 4pm); Rabodirect Pro12, Leinster v Newport Gwent Dragons, RTE Two, 6.10pm).
TENNIS: US Open, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm).
AMERICAN FOOTBALL: NFL, Indianapolis Colts @ Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers (Sky Sports 2, 5.30pm); Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos (Channel 4, Monday 1.10am).
CYCLING: Vuelta a Espana, (Eurosport, 3pm).
GAA: All-Ireland MHC final, Dublin v Tipperary, (TV3, 12.30am); All-Ireland SHC final, Kilkenny v Galway, (RTÉ Two, 2.15pm); The Sunday Game, (RTE Two, 9.30pm).
GOLF: European Tour, KLM Open, (Sky Sports 3, 11.30am); PGA Tour, BMW Championship, (Sky Sports 2, 5pm).
PARALYMPICS: Closing ceremony, (Setanta Ireland, 7.25pm; RTE Two, 11.05pm).
RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs, (Sky Sports 2, 2.30pm).
SOCCER: Npower League One, Coventry v Stevenage and Crawley Town v Portsmouth, (Sky Sports 1, 1pm).
TENNIS: US Open, (Sky Sports 1, 9pm).