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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Bowing out

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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.
Madagascar fairytale ends in Africa Cup of Nations quarters
Tunisia swept aside their opponents to reach the semi-finals.
'A disappointing day' - Concussion forces former Galway footballer to retire
Cormac Bane suffered two ‘serious and prolonged’ concussion injuries over the past two years.
Eden Hazard confirms Chelsea exit plan after Europa League final brace
The Belgian attacker has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
'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.
I've lived my dreams: Wallabies' George Smith calls time on 20-year rugby career
Veteran flanker won 111 caps for Australia.
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.
Champion winning jockey Smullen retires from racing on medical advice
The jockey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018.
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.
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.
Dublin's 2013 Leinster-winning captain calls time on inter-county hurling career
Johnny McCaffrey made his senior debut in 2006.
Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years
Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county football.
Limerick hurling stalwart Hickey announces his inter-county retirement
Seamus Hickey made his debut for the county back in 2006.
Wales' most capped player to retire this weekend due to 'chronic' knee injury
Gethin Jenkins will call time on his decorated career after Cardiff’s Pro14 clash against Zebre on Sunday.
Two-time world champion Alonso announces Formula One retirement
The 37-year-old Spaniard has 32 Grand Prix wins to his name in 17 seasons.
Departing Graham Burke signs off with another goal as Rovers leave Limerick with the spoils
Preston-bound Burke netted once and hit the post with a rasper as he ended his final Hoops game in victory.
'He hits like an absolute train' - Stockdale lauds retiring mentor Trimble
The 33-year-old Ulsterman announced his retirement from professional rugby earlier today.
Nina Carberry joins Katie Walsh in retirement after Punchestown victory
The 33-year-old signs off with seven Cheltenham winners and an Irish Grand National triumph to her credit.
Ireland's hopes of making World Rugby Sevens Series cruelly dashed with injury time defeat
Anthony Eddy’s side suffered a late 12-7 loss at the hands of Japan.
Wales and Ospreys winger forced to retire at 25 after back surgery
Eli Walker made his international debut against Ireland back in 2015.
'One of the true greats' - Praise for Jamie Heaslip after he calls time on rugby career
The Leinster and Ireland player announced his retirement today.
End of an era as long-serving Limerick duo call time on their inter-county careers
Johnny McCarthy and Seanie Buckley have called it a day.
Gerald Fleming on why he's finishing up at Met Éireann (but bringing the weather with him)
Gerald Fleming is bowing out as Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann.
'Warrior. Leader. Inspiration. Legend. Gentleman' - Tributes to Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh
The Red Hand colossus has bowed out of inter-county football after making 89 senior championship appearances.
Shamrock Rovers' European campaign ends with a whimper in Czech Republic
Stephen Bradley’s men were unable to overturn the first leg deficit as they lost 2-0 tonight.
Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury
The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.
One of Laois' best-known hurlers retires from inter-county game at just 28
Hip injuries have forced Willie Hyland to step away.
Two former Roscommon captains have retired from inter-county football
Manager Kevin McStay has paid tribute to Geoffrey Claffey and Niall Carty.
Kilmacud Crokes end Ballyboden's reign as All-Ireland senior club football champions
Dublin All-Ireland winner Paul Mannion scored the crucial goal for the winners.
There'll be new county senior hurling champions in Clare this year
Sixmilebridge were knocked out at the weekend.
'It was maybe a bit emotional for our boys coming home' - Longford's great run ends
Denis Connerton felt recent exertions finally caught up on his side.
Swansea hold City, but Pellegrini delivers Champions League place for Pep
Andre Ayew’s deflected free-kick made for a nervy second half, but CIty kept a firm grip on the result they needed.
One of the best Meath forwards of the last decade has retired
“Big loss” as Allstar Stephen Bray calls it a day.
Pennetta wins US Open - and then immediately announces her retirement
“This is how I say goodbye to tennis.”
UCD's European adventure comes to an end with heavy defeat
The Students bow out of the Europa League but not without another valiant display.
Kildare shook by the loss of 2 more players who are leaving for the States
It’s the latest in a long line of departures from Jason Ryan’s panel.
'We had a few drinks...': Barbarian spirit still alive, but Jennings praises professional balance
The openside is enjoying his last week as a professional, but not too much.
Shane Jennings captains Barbarians XV containing Pienaar, Gopperth and Rokocoko
Robbie Deans has named four uncapped players to start in Thomond Park, including Jimmy Gopperth and Toulon’s David Smith.
'The career has to become my priority' - All-Ireland-winning camogie captain retires at 27
Cork’s Anna Geary has announced the surprise decision this evening.
Some of the GAA's biggest names explain why Henry was, quite simply, The King
The GAA has produced a superb tribute that sums up all that was great about Shefflin.