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(...)

Castleknock’s James McGee was beaten in straight sets in the second round of Australian Open qualifying. (Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne)

Castleknock’s James McGee was sent crashing out of Australian Open qualifying in the second round by native Dane Propoggia at Melbourne Park.Fresh off(...)

Castleknock’s James McGee is through to the second round of Australian Open qualifying. (Photograph: Inpho/ Donall Farmer)

Castleknock’s James McGee has made it through to the second qualifying round of the Australian Open tennis championships after beating number 12 seed (...)

 James McGee won both of his singles matches to help  Ireland beat Egypt to remain in Division II of the Davis Cup  Euro/Africa Zone.  Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

Ireland will get a chance to gain revenge on Belarus after the draw for the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup pitted the two countries together for a (...)

A grandstand view at the 2014 International Sheepdog Trials at Kilbegnet, Co. Roscommon, yesterday. Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy

Davy Corrigan is putting two dogs and 10 sheep through their paces. His Border Collies must take the sheep through a series of gates, divide them i(...)

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 (...)

James McGee during qualifying for the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in January thisyear. He will play the 108-ranked Alexander Nedovyesov at Flushing Meadows in New York today. (Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Win or lose in his appearance at the US Open today, Irish tennis player James McGee is set to jump up the world rankings.McGee, who qualified for the (...)

James McGee of Ireland will face  Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee has been drawn against Kazakhstan’s Alexander Nedovyesov in the first round of the US Open. McGee, who qualified for the main d(...)

Ireland’s James McGee is into the main draw of the US Open.  Photograph: Inpho

James McGee stormed back from the dead to dramatically fulfil his dream of winning a place in the main draw of the US Open in New York tonight.It loo(...)

James McGee will play China’s Ze Zhang on Friday afternoon for a place in the main draw at the US Open at Flushing Meadows. Photograph:  Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Ireland’s James McGee will play China’s Ze Zhang on Friday afternoon for a place in the main draw at the US Open after he came back from a set down t(...)