So much sport, so little time - the weekend action starts here

As always, May is sporting finals month. There’s a couple of bigguns this weekend so stock up on the pizzas and settle in - there’s a lot to be keeping an eye on.

Are you ready?

So much sport, so little time - the weekend action starts here

Comeback of the weekend

Jessica Ennis-Hill last competed in the heptathlon in 2012 - when she won gold in front of a rapturous home crowd at London's Olympic Stadium.

Nearly three years on, Ennis-Hill is returning to her favourite event in the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, after time out for marriage and the birth of son Reggie.

Can the likeable Olympic champion succeed in her aim to qualify for Rio 2016?

Follow latest updates on the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting here on Saturday and Sunday.

Irish approved upset of the weekend

Arsenal are installed as firm favourites to lift the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday evening. But Aston Villa were also underdogs against Liverpool in the semi-final, and it didn’t stop them leaving with a 2-1 victory.

Plenty of Irish interest in a Villa victory, with the long-serving Shay Given set to start between the sticks and “will he, won’t’ starlet Jack Grealish outfield.

FA Cup final - Arsenal v Aston Villa kick-off 5.30pm - BBC1

Unfortunately the two big finals of the weekend cross each other so sport fans will have to make a hard call at half-time of the FA Cup.

So much sport, so little time - the weekend action starts here

Don’t worry, Shay will forgive you for absconding to the rugby, and you can watch Match of the Day later.

Final of the weekend

Munster and Glasgow face off in Belfast on Saturday evening in the Guinness PRO12 final.

It looks certain to be Paul O’Connell’s final appearance in a red jersey, with Toulon calling after the World Cup. His Munster team-mates will be determined to make his swansong a victorious one, but Glasgow aren’t there for the sake of it. Should be a gripping game.

Guinness PRO12 final - Munster Rugby v Glasgow Warriors - kick-off 6.30pm. TG4 and Sky Sports 3.

Biggest following of the weekend

Everyone expected local boy Rory McIlroy to be the one leading the charge in this weekend’s Irish Open. But after two days, he looks set for a weekend off and it’s Padraig Harrington who is highest placed of the natives.

Equal parts pleasurable and frustrating to watch, Irish fans will be strongly behind the Dubliner if he is still in contention on Sunday.

Worth remembering Harrington first won the Irish Open in 2007, two months before going on to claim the Claret Jug.

Irish Open Golf - RTE1 Saturday and Sunday

Sheepish Pundit of the Weekend

Expect a remarkably well-behaved appearance from Joe Brolly on The Sunday Game this weekend.

The sarcastic Derryman admitted he “is still cringing” over last Sunday’s performance, when he insulted RTE colleague Marty Morrissey during pre-match analysis.

RTE were unimpressed, and warned Brolly that: “similar comments in any future broadcast cannot and will not be tolerated”.

Better mind your Ps and Qs Joe.

The Sunday Game Live RTE1 from 1.30pm.

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