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19th Dec 2019

When is Leinster v Munster? Your guide to all the sport on TV over Christmas

James Fenton

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, with sports fans yelling and everyone drinking some beeeeer. Okay, it’s not quite as good as the original but we’re just so excited about all the sport on TV over Christmas.

As with every other year, Christmas week is filled with competitive action, whether it be the traditional Munster v Leinster clash, the drama of the darts or the vast selection of football on offer.

Put away your TV guide because everything you need to know about sport on TV over the coming days can be found below.


Munster against Leinster in the Pro 14 is as Christmassy as mulled wine and you can see the two heavyweights go head to head on Saturday December 28 at 5pm on eir Sport 1.


As usual, there will be a plethora of Premier League and Scottish Premiership football over the festive period. Premier Sports will show a whopping NINE Premier League games on St. Stephen’s Day, with the following fixtures on our screens throughout the day:

Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion 12.30pm

Bournemouth v Arsenal 3pm

Aston Villa v Norwich City 3pm

Chelsea v Southampton 3pm

Crystal Palace v West Ham United 3pm

Everton v Burnley 3pm

Sheffield United v Watford 3pm

Manchester United v Newcastle United 5.30pm

Leicester City v Liverpool 8pm

And here are all the football highlights post-St. Stephen’s Day…

Friday, December 27 – Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City 7.45pm, Premier Sports

Saturday, December 28 – Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur 5.30pm, Sky Sports Premier League

Saturday, December 28 – Burnley v Manchester United 7.45pm, BT Sports 1

Sunday December, 29 – Celtic v Rangers 12.30pm, Sky Sports Football

Sunday, December 29 – Arsenal v Chelsea 2pm, Sky Sports Premier League

Sunday, December 29 – Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers 4.30pm, Sky Sports Premier League

Wednesday, January 1 – Arsenal v Manchester United 8pm, BT Sport 1


On December 27, The PDC World Darts Championship will continue after the Christmas break with all the drama on Sky Sports Darts right up to the final on New Year’s Night.

With the exploits of Fallon Sherrock, who became the first woman to win a match at the PDC (below), it’s already been a historic tournament…

Horse Racing

The 2019 Leopardstown Festival will be shown on RTÉ from December 26 until December 29.

That little lot should keep you occupied for a few days at least. Happy watching.