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Jamie Heaslip announces his retirement with immediate effect
Hull City's Mason forced to retire a year after fracturing skull in Premier League game against Chelsea
One of the all-time greats, Ronaldinho, officially hangs up his boots
Colm O'Rourke steps down as manager of back-to-back Meath senior champions
Former Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaká announces retirement
The last link to Westmeath's 2004 Leinster-winning team has called it a day
2013 All-Ireland final goalscorer announces retirement from Clare hurling duty at just 27
Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast announces her retirement at 19
Ex-Liverpool and England striker Rickie Lambert announces his retirement at 35
Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career
Ciarán McKeever announces inter-county retirement
Daniel Day-Lewis is calling it quits on his acting career
Five-time Kerry All-Ireland winning defender O'Mahony retires from inter-county football
'The pain is unbearable': Ex-Chelsea defender forced into retirement
Ireland's World medallist Caroline Ryan announces her retirement
Tributes paid as Irish jockey Carberry announces retirement due to injury
Liverpool midfielder Milner retires from England duty aged 30
Irish centre James Downey announces retirement after 'rollercoaster' career
Former France international Poitrenaud retires after Toulouse don't renew his contract
'I went into Leinster on a 6-week trial and would have been happy just to get free gear'
Olympic swimmer Gráinne Murphy retires at the age of 22
'I'm not after sympathy' - Jack Collison's retirement statement is incredibly powerful
Shefflin, Hayes and Corbett just 3 hurlers who won't be playing inter-county in 2016
Some of Gaelic football's biggest names hung up their inter-county boots in 2015
Tipperary lose another one as two-time Allstar announces retirement
Mayo GAA confirm that Keith Higgins is NOT retiring
Another Kilkenny hurling legend bows out as JJ Delaney retires
Kilkenny's Tommy Walsh is retiring from intercounty hurling
Paddy Keenan announces his retirement from intercounty football
10 recently retired footballers who we'll miss
'I was one of the lucky ones' - Gary Connaughton retires from Westmeath
Hanging up the boots: The Premier League retiring XI
Kildare legend Earley announces retirement from inter-county football
Paul Scholes is hanging up the boots - for good this time
Dubs player Barry Cahill announces retirement
England captain Strauss retires from cricket
Micko to hang up his boots at the end of the season
Calling it a day: Ollie Cahill retires from football
Limerick's Tommy Stack and Shane Gallagher hang up their boots