Arravale Rovers manager Sean Dalton believes the return of Donnagh Leahy to their starting line-up could make all the difference in Sunday’s County Senior Football Quarter Final against Loughmore – Castleiney.The inter-county star has been sidelined for the majority of the year through injury, but returned last week against Ardfinnan to deliver a fine performance.The Tipp Town side will be huge underdogs against the County Champions, who are favourites to retain their crown this year.
Allein Maliksi fired 29 points while Mac Belo mounted his best scoring performance in a long while with 22 markers.“At least we know how to finish the game already,” Blackwater coach Bong Ramos told reporters in the post-game presser. “We finished it strong.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“They really wanted to win today,” he added. “They continue to try to improve. We all know that there’s talent within the team. But we’re still a bit rough on the edges.”“We just have to continue train, try to get a W,” Ramos shared. “The morale is high within the team not because they’re on top—but because they’re seeing who the system pays dividends.” Blackwater held off Columbian, 106-100, to arrest a four-game skid in Friday night’s PBA Philippine Cup action at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. World Cup downhill in Sochi called off for poor snow surface 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Dyip, led by their star rookie CJ Perez and skipper Rashawn McCarthy, had a chance to cut a 100-104 deficit with 13 seconds left to play, but took a while to inbound the basketball.Perez had 22 in the outing to go with eight rebounds while McCarthy had 18 points coming off the heels of a career-best performance and a remark that the tussle against Blackwater is a “winnable game.”“That’s our motivation to my players, too,” Ramos said, apropos of McCarthy’s comment. “We can match up—any position. I asked them to just continue to have faith, to trust the system.Blackwater, which improved to 2-6 in the All-Filipino tournament, is looking to employ a relaxed approach to its final three games.“We’re not thinking about it,” Ramos said of their chances in making the quarterfinals. “We’re just going to take it one game at a time.”ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Ramos and his wards face TNT next at Ynares Center in Antipolo on Mar. 9.Columbian, which dropped to 3-5, looks at a tall task in a bid to return to the win column. It is set to tangle with league-leading Rain or Shine on Mar. 6 at the Big Dome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments
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