Here are the TV schedules for the Northern Ireland Trophy, the first world ranking event of the new season.

There's no coverage of the opening day so the first action is from Monday afternoon.

TG4 (UK time)
Monday, 25 August: 1-6pm, 7:30-8:30pm, 10:30pm–12:30am
Tuesday, 26 August: 1-6pm, 7:30-8:30pm, 10:50pm-12:50am
Wednesday, 27 August: 1-6pm; 7:30-8:30pm, 10:30pm-12:30am
Thursday, 28 August: 1-6pm; 7:30-8:30pm; 10:30pm-12:30am
Friday, 29 August: 1-4pm; 7:30-10:30pm
Saturday, 30 August: 1-4pm; 7:45-10:45pm
Sunday, 31 August: 1-3:30pm; 7:30-10:30pm

Eurosport (UK time)
Monday, 25 August: 1-4.30pm (Eurosport); 7.30-10.30pm (Eurosport2)
Tuesday, 26 August: 1-4.30pm (Eurosport); 7.45-10.30pm (Eurosport2)
Wednesday, 27 August: 1-4.30pm (Eurosport); 7.30-10.30pm (Eurosport2)
Thursday, 28 August: 1-4.30pm (Eurosport); 7.30-10.30pm (Eurosport2)
Friday, 29 August: 1-4.30pm (Eurosport2); 7.30-10.30pm (Eurosport2)
Saturday, 30 August: 1.15-4pm (Eurosport2); 7.30-10.30pm (Eurosport2)
Sunday, 31 August: 1-4pm (Eurosport2); 7.30-10.30pm (Eurosport2)

Please note all times are provisional and subject to change.

Much of the Eurosport coverage is on Eurosport2 because the tournament clashes with the first week of the US Open tennis from New York.

Monday’s TV matches are:
Joe Swail v Mark Davis
Fergal O’Brien v Michael Holt
Ken Doherty v Gerard Greene

This means we don’t get to see Jimmy White, who is appearing in the TV stage of a ranking event in the UK for the first time since the 2006 World Championship.

But we're sure to see the likes of Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins and Maguire as the week progresses.


Anonymous said...

"This means we don’t get to see Jimmy White..."

Well, not in the first round... ;-)

Anonymous said...

ya!!! it mast be 1\4 with Ronny))

Anonymous said...


I take it this means that TG4 are not covering two matches in the early part of the tournament, like the Chinese tournament didn't in the summer. (Even though, because there wasn't a divide you saw the other match.)

I know this question gets asked time-and-time again, but: why on earth can't the broadcasters put a camera on the next table...It has been done before.

Thanks, Joe

Dave H said...

They have the facility to move cameras from table 1 to table 2 if the main match finishes early, so we may see some of the other matches as well