Gavin Cummiskey

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Nothing like a wholesome, happy sporting triumph to bring on a good dose of political cynicism. Sports minister Shane Ross couldn’t even allow the Ire(...)

Now that’s what Sundays in the summer are for. From Clones to Carnoustie, it was hard to know where to look at times, such was the sheer gut-gouging d(...)

Added Time has moved to Monday mornings for the summer, because there’s just too much sport to talk about to be leaving it until Friday. Think of us a(...)

This year’s Champions Cup final will be played in Bilbao. Photograph: Inpho

State of Play Saturday’s Champions Cup final between Leinster and Racing 92 will be held at the rebuilt 53,000-seater San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao. Th(...)

An Irish Times panel discussion on arts at the Irish Times tent at Electric Picnic. Pictured from left, Patrick Freyne, Louise Bruton, Lawrence Mackin, Una Mullaly and Peter Crawley.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Last week Off Topic got out of the studio and went on the road to Electric Picnic. The Irish Times tent in the Mindfield spoken word area played hos(...)

Can Ireland win a third Six Nations in a row? Photograph: Getty Images

GERRY THORNLEY How will Ireland fare? A tall order without either of the twin totems for the first time since 1999, made taller still by having Wal(...)

Leinster replacement Garry Ringrose offloads in the tackle against Wasps at the RDS. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Slow, painful season coming. Not in Leo Cullen’s worst nightmare could he have foreseen a record home European defeat, especially considering the far(...)

New Zealand captain Richie McCaw and Dan Carter  with the Webb Ellis Cup after the All Blacks’ victory over  Australia at Twickenham. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Not like this. That’s what Dan Carter thought when writhing in agony on home soil four years ago. It can’t end at a training session on the eve of the(...)

New Zealand’s winger Nehe Milner-Skudder  evades South Africa’s flanker François Louw  during the  semi-final  of the 2015 Rugby World Cup  at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” – Edmund Hillary, the first man to conquer Met Everest For the ages. The greatest team of all time (...)

Thierry Dusautoir: “Of course against New Zealand it is going to be the toughest, they are the best team in the world.”

Yoann Maestri is surprisingly a gentle soul. After this almost insipid French showing this beast of a Toulouse lock went, armed with his number five j(...)

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