NU stuns Thailand in ASEAN University games men’s volleyball

first_imgThe Philippines made quite a first impression after it took down defending champion Thailand in straight sets, 30-28, 25-23, 25-19, in the 19th ASEAN University Games volleyball tournament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The Philippine team, bannered by reigning UAAP men’s champion National University, virtually secured itself a ticket to the semifinals of the five-day event.The Filipinos take on Malaysia on Wednesday in the final day of group play with their sights set on earning the top ranking in Pool A.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThailand dominated Malaysia in three sets, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21. earlier.The competition consists of six teams grouped into two pools. Only two squads per group will advance to the semis where the No. 1 team in Pool A facing the second-seed in Pool B and vice versa. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Aetas show endurance, skills in Allianz ‘Conquer Challenge’ race Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ 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 Host Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia compose Pool B.Two years ago, Ateneo’s men and women’s volleyball teams clinched the bronze medals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


first_imgFormer Kerry legend and RTE pundit Pat Spillane has said watching Donegal play is like watching paint dry.The outspoken commentator, who famously labeled Ulster football as “puke football’, launched another attack on Jim McGuinness’ men in his Sunday World newspaper column.But as well as slating Donegal, Spillane admits that he also admires Michael Murphy and co. Spillane used last weekend’s Ulster Final victory over Monaghan to judge Donegal.“There are people out there who enjoy watching paint dry. Then there are masochists who love having pain inflicted on them.“Unless you fit into either of these categories I don’t see how you could have enjoyed watching the first half of the Ulster Final. “It was dire, ultra defensive, negative and nasty,” he said.However he added “Having said that, one could only sit back and admire Donegal. They gave a masterclass in defensive play and work ethic.“The non-stop running play of the Donegal players was unbelievable.”He said that while he still believed the Donegal team of last year were “running on empty’ he believes that has changed.“They’re different this year – hungrier, sharper and working harder,” he said.And then he asked himself if Donegal are good enough to win the All Ireland saying he would love to see them meet Dublin in the semi-final. “I’m not so sure. I don’t think they are as god as they were in 2012. So I wouldn’t get carried away yet.“But Donegal have a system and it will test Dublin if they clash in the semi-final. I would love for this game to happen.“But if the game transpires, the key question is whether they can hold their blanket defense in place for the entire duration of the match when faced by Dublin’s unbelievable pace,” he added.SPILLANE: WATCHING DONEGAL PLAY IS LIKE WATCHING PAINT DRY, BUT THEN……! was last modified: July 27th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:all-irelanddonegalGAAJim McGuinnessPat Spillanelast_img read more