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# Bowing out

Last month
November 2023
'Football, thank you': Shelbourne captain Luke Byrne forced to retire aged 30
Ongoing knee issues bring an early end to defender’s career.
Phil Taylor to retire from darts at the end of next year
Taylor won the last of his world titles in 2013.
'It was always Munster' - Andrew Conway announces retirement from rugby
The 32-year-old has been advised to retire due to a knee injury and does so having become a fan favourite at Thomond Park and earned 30 caps for his country.
'It was always Munster' - Andrew Conway announces retirement from rugby
The 32-year-old has been advised to retire due to a knee injury and does so having become a fan favourite at Thomond Park and earned 30 caps for his country.
Referee Wayne Barnes announces retirement after record-breaking career
The English referee took charge of 111 Tests across 17 years.
This year
England wing Jonny May retires from Test rugby
The 33-year-old scored 36 tries in 78 internationals.
Courtney Lawes to retire from England duty when Rugby World Cup ends
The 34-year-old’s bid to end his international career on a high was ended by South Africa.
Wales out-half Dan Biggar to retire from international duty after World Cup
Biggar has been capped 109 times.
Mayo's Jason Doherty announces retirement from inter-county football
Doherty won seven Connacht Championships and two League titles with Mayo.
After 600+ appearances and 200+ goals, Eoin Doyle announces his retirement
Dubliner, 35, hailed as ‘a great example to the young players in what it takes to be a professional footballer’.
'Today is a sad day for me' – David Silva retires due to knee injury
The Spaniard played a significant role in Manchester City’s rise.
'It's the moment to say goodbye': Tearful Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces retirement aged 41
Swedish star announces his retirement following final game of Serie A season.
Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockey Bryan Cooper announces retirement
Don Cossack and Our Connor among the best he rode.
Last year
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.
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.
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.
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…’
Ireland's Anna Caplice announces retirement from international rugby
The Mallow native made her debut in 2016 and was capped 16 times for Ireland.
Dublin great Niamh McEvoy announces retirement
The St Sylvester’s forward won five All-Irelands with Dublin and was an All Star in 2019.
Former England striker Jermain Defoe retires aged 39
The striker scored 20 goals for his country and 162 in the Premier League.
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
'It was just thinking of everything, what this jersey means' - Griffin
Ciara Griffin made sure her final apperance for Ireland was a memorable one.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
Mulqueen withdraws from Clare manager race to leave Lohan as only candidate
Mulqueen released a statement this evening to reveal his decision.
'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.
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.
'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.’
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.
Henrik Larsson's son on target as St Pat's Europa League dream ends
Norrkoping beat the Dublin side 4-1 on aggregate.