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(...)

 Ireland’s James McGee beat Gonzalo Lama 6-1 6-1 at Flushing Meadows.  Photograph: Inpho

James McGee turned on the style on his debut in the US Open qualifying as he overpowered Chilean opponent Gonzalo Lama in a mere 39 minutes on Wednes(...)

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov plays a forehand during his 6-2 6-3 6-4 defeat of Luke Saville of Australia at Wimbledon yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

If Andy Murray slapped down a declaration with his sobering straight set – 6-1 6-1 6-0 – win over Blaz Rola, an equally dispassionate Grigor Dimitrov (...)

Irish number one, James McGee, was beaten in two sets in the third round of qualifying at Roland Garros. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After a brave opening two rounds at the qualifying tournament for the French Open, which begins on Sunday, Ireland’s James McGee fell in two sets, 6-3(...)

Ireland’s James McGee won his second match in qualifying at Roland Garros. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s James McGee is just one match away from gaining entry to his first ever Grand Slam event in Paris. The 27-year-old Irish number one beat the(...)