Gilas Pilipinas leaves for Taipei Monday to begin 3rd window

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taipei is also a country enamored with basketball and in-love with its national team, and even though Overseas Filipino Workers are aplenty there, tickets for home games – especially against Filipinos – have reportedly been kept out from foreign buyers to assure full support for the hosts.Team Philippines is already assured of advancing together with powerhouse Australia in Group B, and the fight basically has been narrowed down to Taipei and Japan for the third and last slot in their bracket.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd Taiwanese superstar Huang Tsung-Han has already declared victory for the home team, quite a hard statement considering that Gilas has had the Taiwanese’s number for the last five years running.“This is my house,” the 23-year-old Huang told Fiba.com recently as tickets have been sold out. “In home games, the whole country will cheer for the players, and it will stimulate the players more. It will strengthen our desire to achieve victory. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Painters hold off Bolts in OT, secure top spot Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taipei has also recalled some of its stars in the China Basketball Association for this game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “The tickets being sold out means we cannot lose,” Huang said.Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro and reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo will again spearhead Gilas, which scored a 79-73 win over the Taiwanese last November at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Kiefer Ravena, banned by the Fiba for doping until August next year, and the injured Kevin Alas are two players from that November team who won’t be around this time.As always, coach Chot Reyes has stayed away from interviews leading to the match, which is also crucial for Gilas since win-loss records will be carried over to the next round.“We just want to ask the country to keep on praying and supporting our team,” Reyes said in a news segment over Channel 5 recently.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments MOST READ Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERCarrying the prayers of an entire nation, Gilas Pilipinas flies out for Chinese Taipei Monday morning to start its third window in the Fiba World Qualifying tournament where the Filipinos will definitely be met by a hostile crowd come Friday.The Taiwanese will host the Filipinos in the 7 p.m. at Taipei Heping Gym, needing no less than a win to stay in range of advancing to the second round and trying to do it against a Gilas side they haven’t beaten since the Fiba Asia Championship in Manila in 2012.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihanlast_img read more

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How Donegal have previously fared over Cavan

first_imgClashes between Donegal and Cavan have been far from plentiful over the past few years.Sunday’s game will be the first time the sides have met in Ulster since 2012. Much has changed since then.Donegal are onto their second manager since Jim McGuinness guided the side. Silverware has been tough to come by in the years since and eluded Rory Gallagher completely. However, Declan Bonner has won the McKenna cup in his first year in charge which will give the side confidence moving on.The last meeting of the two sides was last year in the national league when Donegal travelled to Breffni to take on their Ulster rivals.Cavan 0-11 1-16 Donegal, Sunday 4th March 2017 A mix of youth and experience started the game for Donegal but the visitors were missing some important players on the day. Donegal raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead inside the opening thirteen minutes, it took Cavan twenty-minutes to get their first score of the game. A red for Killian Clarke for the home team before half-time made their task even more difficult. Eoin McHugh’s goal early in the second half put six between the sides and it proved to be a score that Cavan couldn’t come back from.Cavan: R Galligan, F Reilly, P Faulkner, K Brady, M Reilly, C Brady (0-1), G Smith, K Clarke, T Corr, M Argue, D McVeety (0-2), C Madden (0-2), N Clerkin, G McKiernan (0-3, 1f), S Johnston (0-3f)Subs: R Dunne for Corr, N Murray for K Brady, S Murray for Argue, C Mackey for Johnston, J Dillon for F Reilly, J McCutcheon for C BradyDonegal: MA McGinley, P McGrath, N McGee, EB Gallagher, C Ward, F McGlynn (0-1), E McHugh (1-1), J McGee, C Thompson (0-5, 1f), M Carroll, M O’Reilly, R McHugh (0-1), H McFadden (0-2), M Murphy (0-2f), D O’Connor (0-1)Subs: J Brennan (0-3) for O’Connor, D McLoughlin for Carroll, M Langan for J McGee, E Doherty for McFadden, M McHugh for E McHugh, P Brennan for GallagherCavan 1-10 1-16 Donegal, Sunday May 20th 2012Donegal faced the trip to Cavan once again in the preliminary round of the Ulster championship in 2012. In what was the most successful year for the county since 1992, Donegal cruised to victory in Breffni. Cavan were leading the game 0-4 to 0-2 very early on but a Colm McFadden penalty and a strong end to the half put Donegal six up at the break. This was a lead they would refuse to surrender, and despite Cavan trying to force their way into the game, Donegal would go on to win by six. Colm McFadden in particular was on top form, showing the country exactly why he deserved to be nominated for footballer of the year in 2012.Cavan: J Reilly; K Clarke, P O’Reilly, K Meehan; J McLoughlin, D Reilly, M McKeever; D Givney (0-2), G McKiernan (0-1); F Flanagan, R Flanagan, R Moloney-Derham; J Brady (0-1), E Keating (0-5), B Fitzpatrick. Subs: T Corr for Maloney-Derham, N McDermott (1-1) for Fitzpatrick, N Smith for F Flanagan, K Tierney for McKeever, R Galligan for Brady. Donegal: P Durcan; P McGrath, N McGee (0-1), F McGlynn (0-1); A Thompson, K Lacey, Declan Walsh; R Kavanagh (0-3), N Gallagher (0-1); R Bradley, David Walsh, M McHugh (0-2); L McLoone (0-2), C McFadden (1-6), P McBrearty. Subs: M O’Reilly for Bradley, M McElhinney for David Walsh, D Molloy for Gallagher.Cavan 1-8 Donegal 2-14, June 13th 2011This Sunday will mark the first time that the sides have played in MacCumhaill Park over the past three meetings. The encounter in 2011 proved to be a big one in terms of Donegal football. It was Patrick McBrearty’s first appearance as a senior footballer and the second victory for then manager Jim McGuinness. It took Paddy McBrearty that day to give Donegal the spark when he drilled low and hard to the corner before half-time. Colm McFadden then stepped up to the plate with some fine points after Michael Murphy had seen red. Going in 1-6 to 0-3 up at half-time Donegal were in cruise control and continued in the same manner for most of the second half.Cavan: J Reilly; D Sheridan, P Carroll, D O’Dowd; N Murray, J McCutcheon, D Reilly, R Cullivan, D Givney, G McKiernan (0-1), M Lyng, F Flanagan (0-1), N McDermott (0-4, 3f), E Keating, S Johnston (0-1, 1f). Subs: G Smith for M Lyng, M McKeever for D O’Reilly, T Corr for D Sheridan, C Mackey for N Murray, M Brennan (1-1) for E Keating. Donegal: P Durcan; K Lacey, N McGee, P McGrath; K Cassidy (0-1), A Thompson, Marty Boyle; R Kavanagh (1-0), K Rafferty (0-1), M McElhinney, P McBrearty (1-3, 1f), R Bradley; M McHugh, M Murphy (0-1, 1f), C McFadden (0-5, 2f). Subs: M Hegarty for M McElhinney, L McLoone (0-1) for K Cassidy, D Molloy (0-2) for R Bradley, N Gallagher for K Rafferty, D Walsh for M McHugh.How Donegal have previously fared over Cavan was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CavandonegalGAAMichael MurphyUlster Campionship 2018last_img read more

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