Conor Niland’s Ireland will be looking to bounce straight back following Davis Cup relegation. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland must get ready for life in Group Three of the Europe Zone after they were whitewashed 5-0 by South Africa in their Davis Cup relegation play-o(...)

Sam Barry was beaten in four sets by Tucker Vorster as South Africa took a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup Group- Three tie. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland lost both of their Europe Zone Group Three singles tennis matches on Friday leaving them staring down the barrel of Davis Cup relegation. Both(...)

Britain’s Liam Broady took advantage of his wildcard at Wimbledon by winning his first round match against Marinko Matosevic, earning him about €64,000. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Irish tennis players may not appear in grand slam events often but sometimes it is not always their fault as the first week at Wimbledon illustrate(...)

Ireland’s Under 20s were beaten 25-3 by New Zealand ending their hopes of World Cup glory. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • June 11, 2015, 08:34

World Cup dream over Dreams of World Cup glory are over for Ireland’s Under 20s after they were beaten 25-3 by a very impressive New Zealand side in V(...)

Former Dublin footballer Tommy Carr and his son 15-year-old Simon, who is hoping to make it as a professional tennis player. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Courts along the yellow brick road of tennis are littered with burned out prodigies. Families have spilt, mug shots of parents have been plastered to (...)

Ireland captain Conor Niland encourages his side during their 5-0 defeat to Belarus at Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Ireland must look to July to save their Group 2 status in the Euro/African zone after falling to Belarus at Castleknock Tennis Club in the first roun(...)

Conor Niland made both the main singles draw at the US Open and Wimbledon in 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Gary Cahill’s decision to step down from his role as non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team will leave room for Ireland’s most successful professi(...)

Golden days in shining whites: Tony O’Reilly and Cecil Pedlow

Tennis has a timeless quality. Many Irish youngsters have filled the long days of their summer holidays competing in tournaments in Carrickmines, Lein(...)

James McGee in action against Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in the US Open. Photograph: Mike Frey/Inpho

In Irish tennis it has always taken an adventurer, someone single minded, with a pioneering spirit to make the hard yards. Conor Niland was the first (...)

Tennis player and coach Conor Niland and marketing manager Síne Lambert. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Conor Niland is Ireland’s most successful ever professional tennis player. In 2011, he was the first Irish man to play Wimbledon in 31 years; two mont(...)