If you’re like me and you’re looking to consume as much sport over the festive period as humanly possible, then you’ve come to the right place. From American Football to UFC we’ve got you covered to make sure there’ll always be a game on your TV. Check out our top picks below.
Saturday 21st Liverpool vs Flamengo
RTE 2 K.O 5.30pm
Liverpool take on the Copa Libertadores winners in this showdown to crown the champions of world club football. Unfortunately for us all there’s a pretty big clash so you better get two TV’s ready!
Saturday 21st Manchester City vs Leicester City
Sky Sports Main Event K.O 5.30pm
Kicking off at the exact same time is 3rd vs 2nd in the Premier League. Although still relatively early in the season, you’ve got to think a win for either side in this fixture will cement them as Liverpool’s only realistic challenge for the title.
Sunday 22nd Tottenham vs Chelsea
Sky Sports Main Event K.O 4.30pm
The special one faces the club where he was once adored. How will the away support react to their formerly beloved manager taking the reigns at their city rivals, my guess is not well.
Thursday 26th Leicester vs Liverpool
Premier Sports K.O 8.00pm
The top two meet in what could see the title take a massive step towards Anfield for the first time in 30 years. Leicester will have something to say about that though, with Brendan Rodgers looking to spoil the party for his former side.
Friday 27th Ulster vs Connacht
Eir Sport K.O 7.35pm
Saturday 28th Munster vs Leinster
Eir Sport K.O 6.00pm
Nothing says we’re in the festive period than some inter-provincial Pro 14 action! With all four provinces currently occupying the top 2 spots of their respective conferences these results could have a significant bearing on who qualifies for the Pro 14 finals.
World Darts Championship
Sky Sports All Month
You know Christmas is just around the corner when you hear Planet Funk’s “Chase the sun” belting out from Ally Pally. With a whole host of men from the Island of Ireland vying to be world champion, let’s hope we get an Irish champion for Christmas.
Sunday 22nd Sky Sports
America’s game doesn’t stop for the holidays. You’re gonna want to catch the Patriots taking on the Buffalo Bills which will help to decide who’s taking the AFC East this year. We’ve also got the MVP Elect Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens taking on Odell Beckham Jr and the Cleveland Brown, trust me you need to see Lamar Jackson play!
Saturday 21st 10am BT Sport
UFC Fight Night Edgar vs Korean Zombie
UFC with your breakfast? Okay if you say so! Due to the time difference of the card being in Busan, South Korea we actually get a UFC card which isn’t in the dead of night for once. Frankie Edgar steps in for Brian Ortega to face the always unmissable Korean Zombie, in a fight that is bound to be a top contender for fight of the night.