The BIG Citylink Sports Preview! Week 2

Football

SOCCER Sky Sports Main Event from 1pm Sun
(2.05) PL: Manchester Utd v Liverpool

Its clash of the titans in the Premier League this weekend & it comes with the face-off between Klopp & Mourinho, this surely will prove to be an intriguing one. We’re going for a 2-1 United win in this cagey affair at Old Trafford, don’t expect fireworks.
SOCCER BT Sport 1 from 5pm
(5.30) PL: Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways ahead of a crunch midweek tie with Barcelona. They may have enough to prevail in this one against a lacklustre Palace side.

2-0 Chelsea

SOCCER Sky Sports Main Event from 11.30am
(12.00) SP: Rangers v Celtic

SOCCER Sky Sports Premier League from 12.30pm
(1.30) PL: Arsenal v Watford
(4.00) Bournemouth v Tottenham

SOCCER BBC 1, 10.30pm-11.55pm Sat
Highlights Match of the Day

GAA

Selected fixtures

 

GAA TG4 from 12.25pm

Its an action-packed day of GAA on Sunday with TG4 showing no less than four games on the box.
(12.30) FL: Galway v Monaghan
Verdict: Both sides are flying high ahead of this tie, close call but Monaghan get the nod.
(2.30) HL: Galway v Limerick
Verdict: Galway get the nod against the Treaty, possibly with 4 pts to spare.
(deferred) HL: Kilkenny v Wexford
A repeat of the pre-season appetiser that was decided by a 65 shootout, Kilkenny to avenge their defeat but only just.
(deferred) FL: Kildare v Mayo
Both sides are desperate to get a win on the board to get out of the relegation zone, the green & red get the toss of the coin on the basis of experience.

Golf

GOLF Sky Sports Golf
Indian Open

Rugby

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The 6 Nations are nearing a climax & what a climax it could turn out to be. The opportunity that presents itself is the showdown with England on St Patrick’s Day for the Grand Slam title. That said, the opportunity could very well be the downfall in disguise as Ireland must, & I emphasize must guard against complacency this weekend in order to avoid a repeat of last years result against Scotland. The tartan army ended Irish hopes before they even began last year as they caused a huge upset at the Aviva Stadium. This time, the stage is different, Ireland have huge energy within the group following three successive wins on the bounce & with that, they can use it to get them over the line.

Citylink ran an online giveaway during the week offering 2 x tickets to the Ireland/Scotland game as well as return tickets courtesy of Citylink. Well done to James Brennan who is thrilled having won the prize on offer. Thank you to all who entered,

 

Citylink verdict:

Outside the Irish camp, many will take Scotland for granted. The 15 that take the field will know that judging on the lacklustre performance last year, nothing other than a grade A performance will be enough, especially now that the Scots have put England & France to the sword already. Ireland by 10.

Six Nations

Saturday

RUGBY TV3 from 1pm
UTV from 1.25pm
BBC 1 from 4pm
(2.15) 6N: Ireland v Scotland
(4.45) France v England

Sunday

RUGBY TV3 from 2pm
BBC 1 from 2.30pm
(3.00) 6N: Wales v Italy

 

SNOOKER Eurosport, Sat-Sun
Gilbraltar Open

Some action on the Snooker scene for the couch supporters, Eurosport for all the action.

Winter Olympics

WINTER OLYMPICS BBC 1/2, Throughout weekend
including curling & hockey
RTE 2
Highlights From Pyeongchang