UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles look to pick up where they left off

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Carpio 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 Winning start Gold medal or bust for Hidilyn Diaz in Turkmenistan tilt OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Just like last year, the Blue Eagles won’t have just a single go-to-guy with the entire team capable of stepping upany given moment, making them a tough draw for their foes.“We’re a coaching staff that’s going to ride whoever’s worth riding at the time. It could be Thirdy on one day, it could be someone else on another day. I just spoke to the team about that — that I have confidence on all of these guys and if they’re having a good game, they’ll find themselves out there. As long as they’re prepared to play defense at the other end of the floor.”Baldwin is aware of how the rest of the league has tried to improve over the off-season like the Blue Eagles, making the race a fair game.But he is banking on his players’ trust in his system, which is looking for Blue Eagles to go all-out for the whole 40 minutes on the floor.“Generally speaking, I think this team is gonna be a very hard-working team. This is gonna be a team that relishes the defensive end of the floor. But we’re gonna have our letdowns during the campaign. They’re gonna come in every aspect of the game. So promises? No. But having said that, I like them. And most of the time, they’re gonna give us whatever we’re asking for,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Break new ground Coach: Tab BaldwinLast Season: 10-4 (Runner-up)Holdovers: Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Mike NietoAdditions: Tyler Tio, Troy Mallillin, Gian Mamuyac, BJ AndradeKey Losses: G-Boy BabiloniaADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend While it came as a surprise, Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin doesn’t consider the Blue Eagles’ finals run as an overachievement.But the American-Kiwi coach admits that their runner-up finish to La Salle set them up for higher expectations this UAAP Season 80 but that is something Baldwin is trying to temper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think there’d be a lot of expectations outside of our camp. Within, we just want to get off to a good start in the UAAP,” he said. “We’re gonna be a team that hopefully plays off of last season’s finish and has more maturity this year. I believe this team can be good. We will be tested.”Parading a virtually intact roster for this campaign, Ateneo will once again rely on its key guys like Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and Mike Nieto.last_img read more


first_imgAll roads lead to Áislann Rann na Feirste this weekend as our young dancers take to the stage for the Rí Rá production. Friday night is the premier red carpet night with family friendly admission prices. Friday Night:Adult tickets are €15 with Children (Under 18) at €10. These include €5 worth of votes for the dance couple of your choice.The RED CARPET FRIDAY night promises to be a great night as the dancers place themselves in front of the Judges for the first time following months of rehearsals. Tickets are available at The Cope Annagry and Siopa Chroithlí.Judges for Rí Rá 2015 – Saturday Nights Judges names have just been released and they are Brian Ó Fearraigh, Frances Nic Géadaigh and Gavin Boyle. Three great characters for West Donegal who will add greatly to the night. Tá lúchair mhór orainn fosta go mbeidh Michelle Nic Grianna linn mar bean an tí.The AGM of Bórd na nÓg was held on Sunday evening in the Clubhouse with a strong attendance.Congratluations to Gary Boyle who was elected as chairman with Seán McFadden joining him as Vice Chairman for the coming year. Michael Logue takes up the position of secretary with Catherine Bonner as assistant secretary. Kevin Boyle (Yank) and Paul Mc Fadden were elected as Southern Minor Board Delegates.8 motions were discussed and voted upon. We wish all those elected all the very best in the coming year in the task of organising and planning activity for all under-age groups. The committee deserve and need the full support of all members in what promises to be a very active and progressive 2016.The senior board will hold it’s AGM this Sunday (29th Nov) in the clubhouse at 7pm. The agenda and reports will be sent by email on Tuesday evening. In the event that you do not use email and would like a copy in advance of the AGM, please text 087 9610934. This is an important meeting and we ask all members to join us as we plan for the year ahead.The 2016 and first ever Naomh Muire Calendar is available in all local shops at a reasonable price of €10. This is a brilliant item for every house in the community but more so for our community outside the area in other parts of Ireland and all over the world. Each month is filled with various club photos and the calendar looks great. Congratulations to our very own Jack O’ Brien who has been called into Rory Gallagher’s Donegal panel for the upcoming 2016 campaign. Ádh mór ort a Jack.GAA NEWS: GARY BOYLE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF NAOMH MUIRE MINOR BOARD was last modified: November 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportlast_img read more