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(...)

USA player John McEnroe and non-playing captain Arthur Ashe prepare to take on Ireland at the RDS in the Davis Cup World Group game in 1983. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

This weekend the AIG Irish Davis Cup team will play a Group II Europe/Africa relegation play-off match against their hosts South Africa at the Iren(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)