Bláithín Kiernan

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Canada 14-40 Ireland | Friendly international match report

The wing Fergus McFadden scored a hat-trick of tries as Ireland defeated Canada 40-14 at BMO Field in Toronto late on Saturday. The Canadians were …

Rory McIlroy Broke His Club After Hitting Two Straight Shots Into The Water

Rory McIlroy hit his tee shot on the 11th hole into the water. And then after taking a drop on the 12th fairway (yes, the 12th hole), McIlroy hit his next shot into the same creek.<p>McIlroy then took his frustrations out on his club, shoving it into the turf and bending it. He later tried to fix the …

Rise in women returning to domestic work a sign of tough economic times in Brazil

Jane Pinto thought that her days of cleaning other people's houses were behind her. She started in domestic work at the age of 12, when her mother, who was also a maid, enlisted her in the business to help keep the family fed.<p>But Ms. Pinto, 38, left the work nearly two decades ago, when she had …

Andy Murray triumphs over Marin Cilic in rain-hit Queen's Club final

The tennis gods teased Andy Murray, Marin Cilic and 7,000 spectators of similar patience with more variable weather at Queen's on Sunday before the …

Rory McIlroy at US Open Golf 2013: Day 4 Recap and Twitter Reaction

It was a frustrating final day for Rory McIlroy at Merion Golf Club, shooting a six-over 76 for the day to finish 14 over for the 2013 U.S. Open. To say the least, it was a disappointing performance for the No. 2 golfer in the world.<p>McIlroy entered the fourth round of the major at eight over par …

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