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#Retirement

'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement
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# Stepping Away

'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement

Jun 18th 2021, 1:08 PM 2,889 Views 2 Comments

The 37-year-old Dubliner is best remembered for his stunning World Cup century in the win over England in 2011.

Former Man United star Valencia announces retirement
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Former Man United star Valencia announces retirement

May 12th 2021, 9:25 PM 9,281 Views 9 Comments

The Ecuador international won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, three Community Shields and the Europa League during a 10-year stay at Old Trafford

Osaka's sister Mari retires at 24, saying she 'didn't enjoy' tennis journey
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# End Of The Road

Osaka's sister Mari retires at 24, saying she 'didn't enjoy' tennis journey

Mar 11th 2021, 2:34 PM 5,358 Views 0 Comments

Mari is 18 months older than Osaka, and reached a career-high of 280th in the world in 2018.

Sonny Bill Williams hangs up his boots
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# Retirement

Sonny Bill Williams hangs up his boots

Mar 11th 2021, 7:50 AM 10,004 Views 4 Comments

The two-time World Cup winner says he now wants to concentrate on his boxing career.

'If you'd asked me in 2005 would I be there for 16 years, I'd have said I'd be doing well to be there for six months'
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# Keith Higgins

'If you'd asked me in 2005 would I be there for 16 years, I'd have said I'd be doing well to be there for six months'

Jan 29th 2021, 11:32 AM 6,001 Views 0 Comments

Mayo stalwart Keith Higgins on his inter-county retirement, how ‘lucky’ he was to get so long and his future with the county’s hurlers.

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
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# Irish Abroad

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'

Jan 21st 2021, 9:29 PM 34,759 Views 8 Comments

Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.

All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire
# End Of An Era
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# End Of An Era

All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire

Jan 15th 2021, 2:53 PM 8,491 Views 8 Comments

The Belmullet native has called time on his 13-year senior career.

'Thanks for all the magic' - tributes paid and moments of brilliance remembered as Connolly calls it a day
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# Dermo

'Thanks for all the magic' - tributes paid and moments of brilliance remembered as Connolly calls it a day

Oct 1st 2020, 3:30 PM 7,740 Views 6 Comments

The Dublin star announced his retirement from inter-county football last night.

Drogheda legend announces retirement from football
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Drogheda legend announces retirement from football

Aug 19th 2020, 10:49 PM 7,071 Views 0 Comments

Sean Brennan is hanging up his boots.

The defender with the most assists in Premier League history retires
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

The defender with the most assists in Premier League history retires

Jul 26th 2020, 7:50 PM 12,121 Views 4 Comments

Leighton Baines has confirmed he is hanging up his boots.

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27
# Moving On
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# Moving On

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 9:31 PM 37,101 Views 16 Comments

The prolific UCD wing will move to the US to continue his education.

Ex-France and Barcelona defender injures knee Wednesday, retires Thursday
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Ex-France and Barcelona defender injures knee Wednesday, retires Thursday

Jun 25th 2020, 11:55 PM 15,213 Views 0 Comments

Jeremy Mathieu is hanging up his boots.

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him
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# WRC

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:08 PM 41,056 Views 28 Comments

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air
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# On Air

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air

May 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 62,439 Views 21 Comments

The popular broadcaster will present his final Today With Sean O’Rourke show on RTÉ Radio One today.

'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'
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# Retirement

'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'

Apr 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 15,638 Views 7 Comments

Eoin Griffin retired from rugby last year at the age of 28, after playing for Connacht over 100 times.

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes
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# Spain

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes

Mar 24th 2020, 8:58 AM 77,076 Views 55 Comments

The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain.

Helping people 'at their most vulnerable' as a guard and Joe Brolly's loss to the Sunday Game
# To Protect And Serve
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# To Protect And Serve

Helping people 'at their most vulnerable' as a guard and Joe Brolly's loss to the Sunday Game

Mar 15th 2020, 3:19 PM 56,105 Views 15 Comments

Cork legend Tony Davis talks to The42 after his retirement last week.

Nine-time Cork All-Ireland winner confirms retirement from inter-county camogie
# CALLING IT A DAY
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# CALLING IT A DAY

Nine-time Cork All-Ireland winner confirms retirement from inter-county camogie

Mar 13th 2020, 9:58 AM 6,234 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s almost like a really bad break-up because it’s the only thing I’ve known all my life.’

The melancholy of the former distance runner
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# Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

Mar 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 27,749 Views 2 Comments

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'
# Reality
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# Reality

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'

Feb 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 32,341 Views 6 Comments

Former Ireland and Ulster lock Dan Tuohy has been forced to retire from rugby.

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?
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# When I'm 65

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Jan 22nd 2020, 5:05 PM 35,443 Views 104 Comments

Finance expert Dr James Stewart told TheJournal.ie that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.

Retiring at 26: 'You feel like it's over... I didn't know what I was going to do'
# Doubt
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# Doubt

Retiring at 26: 'You feel like it's over... I didn't know what I was going to do'

Jan 16th 2020, 9:02 PM 30,589 Views 13 Comments

Former Limerick player Sean Russell on coming to terms with the premature end to his football career.

'You won't win without strong leadership, he typifies that probably better than anyone I've seen'
# Philip Mahony
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# Philip Mahony

'You won't win without strong leadership, he typifies that probably better than anyone I've seen'

Jan 6th 2020, 7:24 PM 10,279 Views 1 Comment

Ex-Waterford captain Fergal Hartley hails the recently-retired Philip Mahony.

Former PSG and Argentina star announces retirement
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Former PSG and Argentina star announces retirement

Dec 13th 2019, 8:04 PM 9,479 Views 1 Comment

Ezequiel Lavezzi is hanging up his boots after spending the final seasons of his career with Hebei China Fortune.

Mayweather coming out of retirement (again), promises 'spectacular event' with Dana White
# Money On My Mind
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# Money On My Mind

Mayweather coming out of retirement (again), promises 'spectacular event' with Dana White

Nov 22nd 2019, 10:36 AM 9,263 Views 12 Comments

The 42-year-old boxer has announced that he will be back in action next year.

Former unified world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett retires aged 27
# Hanging Up The Gloves
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# Hanging Up The Gloves

Former unified world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett retires aged 27

Oct 25th 2019, 6:15 PM 9,726 Views 7 Comments

The Belfast native confirmed his retirement in a statement on Friday evening.

Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football
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# Wave Goodbye

Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football

Oct 24th 2019, 1:16 PM 28,518 Views 77 Comments

Seven-time All-Ireland winner calls it a day with the Dubs.

After 14 years at the top, Armagh stalwart Vernon retires from inter-county football
# Calling Time
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# Calling Time

After 14 years at the top, Armagh stalwart Vernon retires from inter-county football

Oct 14th 2019, 2:42 PM 4,286 Views 0 Comments

‘I end my career in the knowledge that I have given it my all to drive Armagh football forward,’ the two-time Ulster champion signed off.

'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
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'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over

Oct 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 12,934 Views 5 Comments

Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.

'I lost my brother in 1999 so you could nearly say I retired 20 years after': 3-time All-Star Hayes
# One Of The Greats
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# One Of The Greats

'I lost my brother in 1999 so you could nearly say I retired 20 years after': 3-time All-Star Hayes

Sep 30th 2019, 7:56 PM 51,901 Views 17 Comments

The former Galway star called time on his hurling career at the weekend.

Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto'o hangs up his boots for 'new challenge'
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# Retirement

Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto'o hangs up his boots for 'new challenge'

Sep 7th 2019, 2:44 PM 11,772 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old enjoyed a prolific career with clubs including Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea.

Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30
# Hanging Up The Boots
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30

Aug 30th 2019, 11:27 AM 38,308 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.

'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran
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# End Of An Era

'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran

Aug 27th 2019, 12:14 PM 9,297 Views 23 Comments

‘He played it the way it should be played.’

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election
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John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Aug 23rd 2019, 10:47 AM 31,262 Views 44 Comments

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

'There's no question I would have loved another few years in rugby'
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# Chubbo

'There's no question I would have loved another few years in rugby'

Jul 28th 2019, 8:00 AM 46,851 Views 6 Comments

Eoin O’Malley was forced to retire at 25 but has made a success of life post-rugby.

'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'
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'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'

Jun 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 6,377 Views 0 Comments

Injuries forced Jessie Barr to cut short her athletics career, but the Waterford native is looking forward to the next chapter in her role as a Sports Psychologist.

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland
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Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland

Jun 20th 2019, 11:09 AM 16,409 Views 16 Comments

The whales, Little White and Little Grey, were sold to Changfeng Ocean World aquarium some 10 years ago.

'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights'
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# Going Nowhere

'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights'

Jun 18th 2019, 12:48 PM 5,409 Views 1 Comment

Despite only boxing twice since losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr, Kell Brook insists he is not ready to retire.

'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life
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'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life

Jun 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,801 Views 3 Comments

The five-time Olympian on retirement and his children’s sporting careers.

'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'
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'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'

Jun 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 26,923 Views 31 Comments

Robbie Keane says going into coaching with Ireland has helped him come to terms with his retirement.

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