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# Bowing out

This year
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Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockey Bryan Cooper announces retirement
Don Cossack and Our Connor among the best he rode.
Last year
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Fernando Santos quits as Portugal boss after World Cup shock
The 68-year-old guided them to Euro 2016 success and a Nations League title in 2019.
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Former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill retires from football aged 36
The centre-back won eight trophies during a lengthy spell with the Blues.
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Gamers to bid farewell to Fifa franchise after 30 years
For the final version, EA has included women’s club teams for the first time.
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Over and out as NFL great Gronkowski retires for second time
‘From retirement, back to football and winning another championship and now back to chilling out…’
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Ireland's Anna Caplice announces retirement from international rugby
The Mallow native made her debut in 2016 and was capped 16 times for Ireland.
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Dublin great Niamh McEvoy announces retirement
The St Sylvester’s forward won five All-Irelands with Dublin and was an All Star in 2019.
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Former England striker Jermain Defoe retires aged 39
The striker scored 20 goals for his country and 162 in the Premier League.
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Irish pair Willie O'Connor and Keane Barry suffer defeat in semi-finals of UK Open
The Drogheda teenager was incredible against defending champion James Wade.
All time
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'It was just thinking of everything, what this jersey means' - Griffin
Ciara Griffin made sure her final apperance for Ireland was a memorable one.
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Wales international Hallam Amos to quit rugby at 27
The Cardiff player is leaving the game at the end of the season to focus on his medical career.
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Skill, scores and stardom - Galway's Canning departs with hurling acclaim ringing in his ears
After a career that stretches back to his minor start in 2004, Joe Canning has called time on his Galway career.
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'I have enjoyed every day here' - No regrets as Fardy prepares for life after Leinster
The Australian is retiring at the end of the season.
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'I think it's something special' - O'Donnell happy to retire as a one-club man
The Munster flanker is set to call it a day at the end of the season.
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Former Scotland and Lions winger Tommy Seymour announces retirement at 32
The back started his career at Ulster and spent 10 years with Glasgow Warriors.
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End of the road as ex-Wallabies captain Pocock calls time on rugby career
Australian great David Pocock is looking to the future after opting against a return to Japan.
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Offaly hurling stalwart Bergin calls it a day after 13 years
‘Time comes against you in the end, I wouldn’t have done it for so long if I didn’t love it,’ the 32-year-old wrote.
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Sinn Féin's Jonathan O'Brien won't be contesting the next general election
The Cork North Central TD said he feels the “time is right to pursue new personal challenges and opportunities”.
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Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams retires due to concerns over sight
The British fighter has been advised to hang up her gloves at the age of 37.
# Farewell
'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'
Some big names in the All Blacks set-up bid farewell in Tokyo this evening.
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Gatland hopes incoming Pivac can keep Wales out of the 'doldrums'
The outgoing head coach hopes to see the Welsh winning Six Nations titles in years to come.
# Last Hurrah
'He's a god of the game' - Gatland to bow out against his native New Zealand
Tomorrow’s World Cup bronze final will see several people bidding farewell.
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Mulqueen withdraws from Clare manager race to leave Lohan as only candidate
Mulqueen released a statement this evening to reveal his decision.
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'We felt we prepared well, we felt we had a game-plan'
Rory Best felt Ireland had prepared well for their quarter-final clash with New Zealand, despite conceding seven tries in Tokyo.
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Super Bowl winner Brock Osweiler announces retirement from NFL aged 28
The 2012 second-round pick spent seven seasons in the NFL and was best known for his time at Denver Broncos.
# End of an era
'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran
‘He played it the way it should be played.’
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Ireland's European dream dies as German draw not enough for semi-final spot
The wait for a last four berth at the European Hockey Championships continues.
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Henrik Larsson's son on target as St Pat's Europa League dream ends
Norrkoping beat the Dublin side 4-1 on aggregate.
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Eddie Brennan: 'These are the days that are the cruellest but you learn the most from'
Laois exited but battled until the finish against favourites Tipperary.
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Madagascar fairytale ends in Africa Cup of Nations quarters
Tunisia swept aside their opponents to reach the semi-finals.
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'A disappointing day' - Concussion forces former Galway footballer to retire
Cormac Bane suffered two ‘serious and prolonged’ concussion injuries over the past two years.
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Eden Hazard confirms Chelsea exit plan after Europa League final brace
The Belgian attacker has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
# legendary status
'We had a few beers and Paul was crying on the tour bus. He kept saying: I cannot believe I've won an All-Ireland'
With six All-Irelands, 10 Leinster titles, five National Leagues and four consecutive All-Stars, Paul Flynn is set to be remembered as one of Dublin’s all-time greats.
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I've lived my dreams: Wallabies' George Smith calls time on 20-year rugby career
Veteran flanker won 111 caps for Australia.
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Former Ireland international Darren O'Dea sent off 19 minutes into final professional appearance
The defender was dismissed early on as Dundee FC suffered a 3-2 defeat to St Mirren.
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Champion winning jockey Smullen retires from racing on medical advice
The jockey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018.
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Emotional Rory Best: 'It's so strange being here after so many years'
The Ulster and Ireland captain struggled to contain his emotions at a press conference to announce his retirement this afternoon.
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Dundalk captain O'Donnell retires as he takes up role on club's backroom team
The 32-year-old has called time on a glittering playing career, after winning six League of Ireland titles.
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Dublin's 2013 Leinster-winning captain calls time on inter-county hurling career
Johnny McCaffrey made his senior debut in 2006.
# a class act
Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years
Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county football.