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Former Ireland U21 captain Tommie Hoban retires from football at 27
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Former Ireland U21 captain Tommie Hoban retires from football at 27

Aug 16th 2021, 12:29 PM 11,648 Views 1 Comment

A recent signing for Crewe Alexandra, he made 43 appearances for Aberdeen last season.

Former Munster, Leinster and Ulster lock Nagle announces retirement
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Former Munster, Leinster and Ulster lock Nagle announces retirement

May 25th 2021, 12:28 PM 11,241 Views 3 Comments

The 32-year-old has most recently been on the books at Zebre.

5-time All-Ireland winner Healy announces Dublin retirement
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5-time All-Ireland winner Healy announces Dublin retirement

Apr 19th 2021, 8:26 AM 8,474 Views 3 Comments

Noelle Healy made her Dublin debut back in 2007.

Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
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Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer

Apr 15th 2021, 5:49 PM 22,336 Views 27 Comments

The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.

Gary Brennan calls time on Clare career
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Gary Brennan calls time on Clare career

Jan 28th 2021, 3:23 PM 5,387 Views 4 Comments

The 2016 All-Star nominee made his debut for the county under Páidí Ó Sé.

'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo
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'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo

Jan 4th 2021, 8:08 PM 8,826 Views 0 Comments

David Clarke and Donal Vaughan have stepped away from inter-county duty.

Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL
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Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL

Sep 2nd 2020, 9:04 AM 11,477 Views 2 Comments

Only Jim Stynes, Tadhg Kennelly and Zach Tuohy made more AFL appearances after switching codes from GAA.

Former Liverpool striker Baros retiring aged 38
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Former Liverpool striker Baros retiring aged 38

Jul 3rd 2020, 1:59 PM 11,228 Views 10 Comments

The ex-Czech Republic international won the 2005 Champions League, and also claimed the Golden Boot at Euro 2004.

Best bows out as Pivac begins Wales reign with thrilling defeat of Barbarians
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Best bows out as Pivac begins Wales reign with thrilling defeat of Barbarians

Nov 30th 2019, 6:53 PM 18,450 Views 15 Comments

The former Ireland captain received a standing ovation at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Ex-England captain Hartley retires at the age of 33
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Ex-England captain Hartley retires at the age of 33

Nov 7th 2019, 1:32 PM 12,900 Views 28 Comments

The hooker is the nation’s second-most capped player, having made 97 appearances.

All-Ireland winner and All-Star defender calls time on Donegal career
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All-Ireland winner and All-Star defender calls time on Donegal career

Nov 5th 2019, 11:32 AM 9,503 Views 5 Comments

Frank McGlynn has announced his inter-county retirement.

Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30
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Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30

Aug 30th 2019, 11:27 AM 38,321 Views 23 Comments

The midfielder thanked his family for helping ‘a young boy live out his dreams’ as a knee injury caught up with him.

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football
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Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football

Aug 18th 2019, 3:29 PM 6,280 Views 3 Comments

The left-back won Premier League and Champions League titles, and picked up over a hundred caps for England during a 20-year career.

Ex-Man City and England defender Micah Richards retires aged 31
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Ex-Man City and England defender Micah Richards retires aged 31

Jul 26th 2019, 3:04 PM 14,985 Views 5 Comments

He won the Premier League title in 2012, but was most recently on the books at Aston Villa.

Ex-Liverpool and Roma midfielder Aquilani announces retirement
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Ex-Liverpool and Roma midfielder Aquilani announces retirement

Jun 28th 2019, 5:47 PM 9,487 Views 11 Comments

The former Italian international has decided to call it a day at the age of 34.

Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement
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Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement

Jan 21st 2019, 1:24 PM 11,344 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old, who began his career at West Ham, earned 54 caps for England.

'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'
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'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'

Jan 17th 2019, 6:40 PM 11,494 Views 1 Comment

Killian Brennan reflects on an incredible career in the League of Ireland after announcing his retirement this week.

Dublin's 2013 Leinster-winning captain calls time on inter-county hurling career
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Dublin's 2013 Leinster-winning captain calls time on inter-county hurling career

Dec 6th 2018, 4:54 PM 10,379 Views 4 Comments

Johnny McCaffrey made his senior debut in 2006.

Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years
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Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years

Dec 6th 2018, 9:29 AM 3,370 Views 1 Comment

Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county football.

Former Ireland International Player of the Year Karen Duggan announces retirement aged 27
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Former Ireland International Player of the Year Karen Duggan announces retirement aged 27

Sep 26th 2018, 6:30 PM 8,332 Views 0 Comments

The Peamount footballer made her Ireland debut in 2013 and has also secured All-Ireland camogie titles with Kilkenny.

The longest serving inter-county footballer confirms retirement after 19 seasons
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The longest serving inter-county footballer confirms retirement after 19 seasons

Aug 6th 2018, 3:08 PM 19,834 Views 7 Comments

Ryan McCluskey made his Fermanagh debut in 2000 and was an integral figure on route to the All-Ireland semi-finals in 2004.

Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29
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Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29

Jul 18th 2018, 12:24 PM 37,106 Views 46 Comments

It’s a major blow for Wales head coach Warren Gatland ahead of next year’s World Cup in Japan.

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season
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All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season

Mar 21st 2018, 4:54 PM 9,461 Views 11 Comments

The 36-year-old won two World Cups with New Zealand.

After over 400 appearances for Man United, Carrick confirms he's retiring at the end of the season
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After over 400 appearances for Man United, Carrick confirms he's retiring at the end of the season

Mar 12th 2018, 3:03 PM 6,233 Views 15 Comments

The former England midfielder has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA Cup with the Red Devils.

Dutch record caps holder Sneijder retires from international football
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Dutch record caps holder Sneijder retires from international football

Mar 4th 2018, 1:41 PM 6,623 Views 6 Comments

After a meeting with new manager Ronald Koeman, the former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder is packing it in with the Netherlands.

End of an era as long-serving Limerick duo call time on their inter-county careers
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End of an era as long-serving Limerick duo call time on their inter-county careers

Jan 22nd 2018, 12:03 PM 8,586 Views 3 Comments

Johnny McCarthy and Seanie Buckley have called it a day.

Gaelic football's longest-serving inter-county player calls it a day after 17 years
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Gaelic football's longest-serving inter-county player calls it a day after 17 years

Jan 14th 2018, 10:22 AM 13,083 Views 2 Comments

Sligo forward Mark Breheny has announced his retirement this morning.

Eight-time Connacht champion Alan Dillon calls time on his Mayo career
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Eight-time Connacht champion Alan Dillon calls time on his Mayo career

Nov 28th 2017, 8:10 AM 14,390 Views 16 Comments

‘I stand here at the end of this ride, knowing I gave it my all.’

'I had the operation and was told I’d be training in six weeks. Six months passed and I couldn’t run properly'
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'I had the operation and was told I’d be training in six weeks. Six months passed and I couldn’t run properly'

Nov 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 13,809 Views 2 Comments

Former League of Ireland footballer Ian Ryan talks about having to retire in his prime years and how he has remained involved in the game.

The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday
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The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:52 PM 9,611 Views 5 Comments

The Nigerian scored 95 goals during spells with Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers.

The last link to Westmeath's 2004 Leinster-winning team has called it a day
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The last link to Westmeath's 2004 Leinster-winning team has called it a day

Oct 31st 2017, 6:11 PM 8,186 Views 3 Comments

Denis Glennon is hanging up his inter-county boots.

'I feel privileged and grateful': Connacht legend Naoupu calls time on 15-year career
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'I feel privileged and grateful': Connacht legend Naoupu calls time on 15-year career

Jul 21st 2017, 4:19 PM 8,571 Views 5 Comments

The powerful back-row forward played 102 times for the western province.

'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move
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'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move

May 18th 2017, 7:30 PM 8,463 Views 0 Comments

The 35-year-old has been forced to retire with immediate effect.

The Donegal retirements continue as Gallagher the latest All-Ireland winner to depart
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The Donegal retirements continue as Gallagher the latest All-Ireland winner to depart

Feb 20th 2017, 5:26 PM 7,221 Views 4 Comments

Injury has forced the Glenswilly man to call it a day.

Vidic, Gerrard, Reid and more of our favourite footballers who hung up their boots in 2016
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Vidic, Gerrard, Reid and more of our favourite footballers who hung up their boots in 2016

Dec 26th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,709 Views 4 Comments

From League of Ireland heroes to World Cup winners.

Limerick stalwart calls time on inter-county career
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Limerick stalwart calls time on inter-county career

Jul 11th 2016, 8:35 PM 11,537 Views 3 Comments

Pa Ranahan, 32, has decided to bow out after last weekend’s defeat to Cork.

Dublin's Conal Keaney announces his retirement from the inter-county game
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Dublin's Conal Keaney announces his retirement from the inter-county game

Apr 8th 2016, 8:40 AM 6,965 Views 10 Comments

The dual star has called time on his career with the Dubs.

Andy Goode forced to retire just two months after joining London Irish
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Andy Goode forced to retire just two months after joining London Irish

Sep 9th 2015, 5:25 PM 8,611 Views 13 Comments

Goode retires as the Premiership’s second-highest points scorer.

Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings
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Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings

Feb 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 3,913 Views 3 Comments

The 33-year-old yesterday announced his decision to hang up his boots at the season’s end.

Ireland's 'Ginger Pele' Gary Doherty has announced his retirement
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Ireland's 'Ginger Pele' Gary Doherty has announced his retirement

Dec 18th 2014, 10:10 AM 7,422 Views 17 Comments

The Doc is hanging up his boots at the age of 34.

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