Conor Niland

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  Roger Federer during practice ahead of his match with   22nd seed Adrian Mannarino. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

If there is such a thing as moving day in tennis as in golf, the beginning of the second week of Wimbledon could be it. With five of the top 10 men’(...)

Simon Carr in action during his victory over Hugo Grenier in the  Irish Open  at  Fitzwilliam. Carr has qualified for the main draw of the US Junior Open. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Simon Carr is slamming his racquet into a bag at the change over on court one in Fitzwilliam. The service game of the 17-year-old has deserted him and(...)

Maria Sharapova has been denied a wildcard entry for the French Open. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/Afp

The French decision, a stunning one, not to award Maria Sharapova a wildcard entry to the second Grand Slam of the year at Roland Garros sets up the A(...)

James McGee of Ireland recently made the quarter-finals of the French Challenger. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images.

Irish Davis Cup non-playing captain Conor Niland knows the value of facing Bulgaria next week in Sozopol without their star player Grigor Dimitrov. T(...)

Britain’s Marcus Willis celebrates winning his first game of the match in the second set against Switzerland’s Roger Federer at Wimbledon. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

He played the crowd for what it was worth. Why wouldn’t he? Boozy and boisterous, they were ready for the evening show after a dirty day in London. M(...)

 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 (...)

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