Here's where you can watch the sport on TV this weekend

Here's where you can watch the sport on TV this weekend

AN AWFUL lot of Irish athletes in action this weekend.

It's not as if you needed another excuse to park yourself on the couch over the next couple of days.

But if you did need a bit more encouragement, here is your guide to what's going on in the sporting world this weekend.

The Masters

Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy are both in action at The Masters this weekend, which got underway earlier today. All of the action will be available to watch on Sky Sports, with an exciting end in store on Sunday night, and hopefully an Irishman in the running.

The Grand National

This year's Grand National will be broadcast live on ITV from an empty Aintree Racecourse due to Covid restrictions. While there is a day packed with big races, the biggest of all gets going at 5.15pm on Saturday.

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Women's Six Nations

The Ireland women's rugby team will take on Wales in the opening game of our Six Nations campaign this Saturday at 5pm.

For the first time, all of the games from the tournament will be available in one place in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Italy, with the BBC, RTÉ and Eurosport carrying all nine matches on a mix of terrestrial and digital services.

Women's Football

Our talented group of Girls in Green take on Belgium in a friendly on Sunday evening at 6.30pm out in Brussels.

This game will be streamed live on the RTÉ Player, and should be well worth the watch, as Vera Pauw has assembled quite a decent squad.

Finally, we've got Spurs vs Manchester United, which may feature Dublin's Matt Doherty if he is deemed fit enough to play.

This big game kicks off at 4.30pm on Sunday on Sky Sports Main Event.