Next tie 2016
Ireland will drop to Europe Zone Group III for 2016 after defeat to South Africa.
Last tie 17-19 July 2015
2015 has not been particularly successful for the Irish in the Davis Cup, as they were well beaten 5-0 in South Africa, for their second consecutive whitewash loss in the competition. Fritz Wolmarans and Tucker Vorster won two tight opening singles rubbers, both in four sets, to put the hosts in firm control. Then Dean O'Brien and Ruan Roelofse combined to claim the doubles contest and seal the tie. Vorster and Roelofse compounded Irish misery, winning the Sunday singles too and relegating the visitors to Zone Group III for 2016.
Ireland's best Davis Cup performance came in 1983, when it reached the World Group play-offs. On that occasion, in Dublin, Ireland lost to USA 3-1.