Saturday 22 October 2016

Ireland captain Conor Niland names his Davis Cup team

Published 26/01/2016 | 11:41

Conor Niland
Conor Niland

Conor Niland, Captain of the Irish Davis Cup team, has this morning announced his team to for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Euro/Africa Zone Group III Competition.

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James McGee - Ireland's number one - had declared himself unavailable for the tie for scheduling reasons so Sam Barry will lead the team with Bjorn Thomson as number two. Peter Bothwell is selected at No 3 and they will be joined by doubles specialist David O’Hare for the tie which takes place at Tere Tennis Centre, in Tallin Estonia on March 2-5th 2016.

“I am very pleased to announce a team with a good mixture of youth and experience for this tie in Estonia. With the retirement of James Cluskey and unavailability of James McGee It is a good opportunity for us to launch our young upcoming players into the Davis Cup arena," said Niland.

Ireland will be seeking promotion to Europe Zone Group II for 2017.

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