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#52 Leinster's Depth Stops Toulouse, Ulster Stun Racing, Declan Rice, Woe for Spurs

You can't ask more from a rugby weekend than all four provinces winning and the chance of all four qualifying for the knock-out stage of European competition. Gavin Cummiskey and John O'Sullivan join us to talk about another few days of stunning success for Irish rugby. The field in the title race in English soccer got chopped from three to two yesterday with Tottenham's hopes surely zapped at the hands (and feet) of David de Gea and Manchester United. Emmet Malone is in studio to talk Ole v...


#51 Rugby with Gerry & Gavin, Captain Harrington, A Geriatric Doper

It's the first Added Time podcast of 2019 and for most of it, we're essentially trying not to tell Pat Nugent what happened in the NFL on Sunday night. In that spirit, Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey are in studio to break down the Christmas rugby and look ahead to three huge games in the Champions Cup this coming weekend. And Philip Reid is in with us to look ahead to Pádraig Harrington's imminent announcement as the 2020 Ryder Cup captain as well as another Sunday of Rory McIlroy...


#50! Driving Home for Christmas - Our Sports Highlights of 2018

Driving home for Christmas? Let us be your co-pilot and we bring the curtain down on 2018 with our Added Time review fo the sporting year. Allow Malachy Clerkin, Pat Nugent, Mary Hannigan and Gavin Cummiskey to ease you down the road with talk of the Grand Slam, beating the All Blacks, the women's hockey team in the World Cup final, Limerick's rise, the eternal Dubs and how Mullinalaghta left the best of the year til last. All in your last and loveliest Added Time of the year.


#49 Sports Books of the Year

With seven shopping days to go before we can turn our attentions to what's in the bargain bin at the sales, it's time for the first annual Added Time Sports Book of the Year podcast. Get in, get schooled, get out and buy. (Note, these books are for you. What you decide to buy as presents are your own business but here at Added Time, we think of you and you only. Treat yourself, then get the brother a voucher or something.) Cliona Foley joins us in studio to go through our top picks of the...


#48 Rugby: Four from Four in Europe / Sonia O'Sullivan on 2018 in Irish Athletics

With the Irish provinces skating to a clean sweep in Europe over the weekend, it's little surprise that The Irish Times rugby squad are in fine fettle. Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey are in the house to talk mad stats, flag rows and deadly finishes. And we have some sporting royalty in studio as Sonia O'Sullivan joins us along with Ian O’Riordan to talk about the weekend's European Cross Country Championships and also to assess the athletics year in general. Throw in the magic of...


#47 Emmet Malone's Euro Draw Joy, Boxers in Limbo, Kareem Hunt

If you're confused by the glossy sheen in the sky over Dublin this morning, fear not - it's just a reflection of the shiny suits of the Uefa executives still in town after yesterday's Euro 2020 draw. And though of course we mustn't get carried away with drawing Denmark and Switzerland, it's fair to say that qualification is now a certainty and John Delaney is a football genius. Emmet Malone is in studio to join in our not-at-all premature celebrations. The clock is ticking on the 2020...


#46 Changing of The Guard - Schmidt To Depart, McCarthy Returns

It's the usual story - you wait over a century for an Irish team to do a small bit of succession planning and then two come along at once. In the wake of Mick McCarthy/Stephen Kenny on Sunday evening comes Joe Schmidt/Andy Farrell on Monday morning. So basically, everything's sorted manager-wise for the next four years ion soccer and five years in rugby - whatever will we talk about? Plenty, that's what. Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey are in studio to assess Schmidt's legacy and break...


#45 Beating the All Blacks, Ireland v Denmark & RIP Weeshie Fogarty

All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds. At least that's how it feels this Monday morning with the All Blacks put away and Ireland's rugby stock soaring to previously unimagined heights. Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey are still on a high after it all, after the drama, the sheer compelling nature of Saturday night. We take all the time we need to luxuriate in it, pausing of course to hail Peter O'Mahony along the way. And the lads give their best guesses on what's in store...


#44 All Blacks Week: Hansen Stirs The Pot, Match Preview with Gordon D'Arcy & Gerry Thornley

It's only Monday but already All Blacks week is off to a flier with Steve Hansen stirring the pot over whether or not Conor Murray is going to play on Saturday. Gavin Cummiskey spent his Sunday evening hanging out with the New Zealand coach and refusing to take his bait. Gerry Thornley and Gordon D'Arcy join us to break down the win over Argentina and look ahead to Saturday's showdown at the Aviva. We talk greedy Kiwis, Irish imperfections and whether or not England were robbed at...


#43 The Art of Ghostwriting, Magical Larmour, Argentina Preview, Katriona Parrock

Tis the season to get reading, fa-la-la--la-la, etc, etc. The Sports book market kicks into gear over the coming weeks so we wanted to give an insight into the lowest of the low, the poor (we're always poor), benighted ghost-writers who ferry the thoughts of the sportspeople each year to shelves and stockings throughout the land. Mary Hannigan has had the pleasure of helping Des Cahill tell his story this year, as Gavin Cummiskey has done in the past with Bernard Dunne and Geordan Murphy, as...


#42 Rugby Internationals Preview, Schmidt's Future, Dublin GAA's "Chaos Years"

The road to the World Cup starts in, eh, Chicago this Saturday as Ireland take on Italy at the start of the November series. We get stuck into the month ahead with John O'Sullivan and Gavin Cummiskey, pondering, among other things, the depth of the Ireland squad and the marginally less-than-certain future of Joe Schmidt. Later, Neil Cotter joins us in studio to talk about his new book Dublin: The Chaos Years. It details the, in hindsight, frankly weird period between the 1995 and 2011...


#41 Champions Cup Rugby, Underdog Eamon Donoghue & Nigel Owens

The Heino giveth, the Heino taketh. After an opening round of games in the Champions Cup in which the Irish teams made merry, the second weekend brought everyone back to earth with a thump (or a non-wraparound tackle to the jaw, whichever you prefer). Leinster lost, Ulster got minced, even Munster's bonus-point win against Gloucester came at a cost. Gerry Thornley is on the line from southern France and Gavin Cummiskey is in studio to break down a weekend of sloppiness, breakaway tries out...


#40 Heineken Cup Returns, Ireland v Denmark Endurance Test & Katie Taylor Film

Once again, the weekend just gone showed the Heineken Cup to be the competition that other rugby tournaments can't reach. From Leinster's whizz-bangery on Friday night to Munster's grinding epic in the wind and Ulster's kick-start win over Leicester on Saturday, there was endless fun to be had. Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey are in studio to look back and also forward as the second round of games moves into view. And of course, we take a little time to pray for the soul of Freddie Burns,...


#39 Leinster Defeat Munster, Liverpool Hold City, International Football, Shearer Slates Christie

The rugby season ain't the rugby season until the Aviva is buzzing and Leinster and Munster are facing off. John O'Sullivan and Gavin Cummiskey watched Saturday night's 30-22 win for Leo Cullen's men and they're in studio to talk shoddy refereeing, the non-booing of Joey Carbery and the dawn of this season's Champions Cup After Liverpool and Manchester City played out a surprisingly dull 0-0 draw on Sunday, Emmet Malone is in to break down a game where there was just too damn much respect...


#38 Ronaldo Allegation, Munster Hammer Ulster, Ryder Cup Review

America found themselves swept away on a blue tide in Paris at the weekend, with Francesco Molinari leading the European team to Ryder Cup glory. We talk to Malachy Clerkin in France to ask him what’s wrong with the USA team, and why can’t they all just get along? Gavin Cummiskey looks back at the weekend’s action in the Pro 14. While the sky seems to be the limit for Joey Carbery as he produced a sublime display in the demolition of Ulster, there’s a chance that next weekend’s game at the...


#37 Tiger's Back, Ryder Cup Countdown, Behind the Scenes of TG4's Underdogs

It's the mid-2000s all over again. TG4 have a new series of The Underdogs and Tiger Woods is turning Sunday nights into the usual cakewalk again. Anyone got a Klaxons album for us to listen to? Colin Byrne and Philip Reid join us to talk all things Tiger and to preview the Ryder Cup. The Americans are favourites on paper but the course at Le Golf National looks like it could be a leveller this coming week. Colin takes us into the team room in what he calls the most draining week of the year...


#36 Dominant Hannigan, Dublin Win Again, The Springbok Threat, Champions League Preview

Oh, Shane Ross. Or maybe that should that be Hapless Ross, the sports minister who keeps finding new and interesting ways to show off his lack of interest in sport. What fun, what fun. On this morning's Added Time, we have Mary Hannigan on to talk about our dear sports leader in the wake of his Dominant Puspure balls-up. And also to break down another triumphant women's football final for Dublin. Gavin Cummiskey is in studio after a thrilling Saturday in the Rugby Championship with South...


#35 Serena and the Umpire, Camogie Final Disappoints, Irish Football's Future

Japan’s Naomi Osaka won her first Grand Slam tennis title at the weekend, giving a brilliant display to take the US Open title, but her achievement has almost gone under the radar. All attention has been taken by the extraordinary on-court showdown between Serena Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos, which has kickstarted a massive debate in the sport covering sexism, racism, pernickety umpires and entitled superstars. Journalist Amy O’Connor joins us in the studio to examine the various angles....


#34 Conor McManus & Sean Moran on Dublin's Enduring Dominance, Michael Walker on The Old Firm

It's the morning after the latest brick in the Dublin skyscraper has been laid and talk of an eternal empire is unavoidable. The four-in-a-row is here, will it end at five, six, seven or what? We have a special guest in studio to talk us through the final - Monaghan's Conor McManus is here, along with Irish Times GAA correspondent Seán Moran. Conor's insight into what it's like to be caught in the teeth of the Dublin machine is worth far more than ours, so we basically let him at it....


#33 Rugby Season Preview, Dublin Go For Four-In-A-Row, Kilmoyley Denied

It's All-Ireland football final weekend and the mood is curiously downbeat. Is it a foregone conclusion? Are the Dubs a shoo-in for four-in-a-row? Have Tyrone very much going for them other than a sneaky feeling Mickey Harte will come up with something? Darragh Ó Sé and Seán Moran join us to pick through a final that everyone seems to have made their mind up on already. Summer's gone. Kaput. Past tense. How do we know? We know because Gerry Thornley and Gavin Cummiskey are in studio to chat...