Saturday, July 31, 2010

Of All the Gin Joints, In All the Towns, in All the World...

The Pittsburgh team landed in Dublin, Ireland Friday to begin their 12 day foreign tour and competition on the Emerald Isle. In addition to sight seeing, the Panthers will play six games in three different locations over the course of their island-wide tour. Dates, locations and opponents include:

7/31CorkSouthern Regional All-Stars
8/1CorkIrish National Team
8/3DublinIrish National Team
8/4DublinDart Killester Club Team
8/6BelfastMelbourne Tigers
8/7BelfastEnglish National Team

The team will tour Dublin on Sunday August 8, and depart Dublin International Airport on August 9 for their flight to Philadelphia Airport and transfer to a local carrier for their return to Pittsburgh. The Melbourne Tiger team, one of Australia's oldest professional team, won the Australian NBL twice in the last four seasons. Former Syracuse player Eric Devendorf, recently signed with Melbourne after his New Zealand team won their league championship in early July, joined the Tigers for this pre-season tour, and will most likely see some minutes in the game on August 6. Hopefully the players will take some time to catch up with the Orange's latest world traveler.

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