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# End of an era

All time
# Nostalgia
As Ireland's 23-year association with Umbro ends, we pick our 10 favourite jerseys
The Boys in Green wore the brand for the last time yesterday ahead of the switch to New Balance.
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Barbarians spoil the party as Ruan Pienaar waves goodbye to Ulster with defeat
The province bid farewell to the South African scrum-half tonight ahead of his move to France.
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'I'm not ready to say it's over and maybe I never will be'
Francesco Totti bid an emotional farewell to his beloved AS Roma today.
# One of a Kind
Incredible mare Annie Power is retired from racing
The five-time Grade 1 winner will not be returning to the track.
# End of an era
Last killer whale born in captivity arrives at SeaWorld park
The mother, 25-year-old Takara, was already pregnant when SeaWorld announced it had stopped breeding orcas.
# End of an era
'If I didn't get to cover rugby on television again, it would be devastating for me'
As TV3 prepare to takeover the rights of the Six Nations at the end of this year’s tournament, Brent Pope speaks to The42 about his time on the RTÉ rugby panel.
# First Lady
Once a reluctant 'mom-in-chief', Michelle Obama leaves the White House a powerful political force
The Princeton and Harvard graduate made the role of First Lady her own.
# End of an era
Irish goalkeeper Emma Byrne leaves Arsenal after 17 years
The 37-year-old was out of contract at the end of the 2016 season.
# End of an era
One of Dublin's leading LGBT bars is closing and being replaced with a music venue
RIP, The Front Lounge.
# End of an era
RTÉ is to stop making TV shows for young people
Instead, the national broadcaster will rely on the independent sector.
# Moving On
After more than a decade, Sligo's longest-serving player is coming home to Dublin
31-year-old defender Gavin Peers has signed for St Patrick’s Athletic.
# Highlights reel
Robbie Keane scored some stunning goals during his time with LA Galaxy
The MLS club have posted a video of the former Ireland captain’s best bits after the announcement that he’s leaving.
# New Era
Cody Garbrandt gets UFC title shot as mentor Urijah Faber announces retirement
Garbrandt will face Dominick Cruz for the 135lb title at UFC 207.
# End of an era
Coach who discovered Jonah Lomu retires from game after incredible career
Gordon Tietjens’ no-nonsense approach helped guide New Zealand to a host of sevens accolades.
# End of an era
Tipp win 'might have awoken sleeping giants' says Ryan
Other hurling counties will be encouraged by Kilkenny’s dethroning according to the Premier boss.
# End of an era
Jenson Button 'not retiring' but will take a 'break' from Formula 1 next year
The 36-year-old became world champion in 2009 but won’t be driving for McClaren next year.
# there's only one keano
The end of an era! Robbie Keane announces retirement from international football
The striker will play his final game in green against Oman next week.
# End of an era
Blackberry is killing off its last traditional keyboard phone
The company said the Classic had “long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market”.
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Ryan Giggs set for Euro 2016 punditry gig with ITV as Man United career seems all but over
The iconic United figure will make his debut for the broadcaster during their coverage of Poland v Portugal on Thursday.
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We will have new European champions as Italy dump Spain out of the Euros
Italy set up quarter-final against Germany, as the Azzurri stun the holders.
# zlatan
Zlat's all, folks! Tomorrow could be the last time we see Ibra in a Sweden shirt
Sweden’s captain will retire from international football after Euro 2016.
# End of an era
7 players we'll miss in this year's hurling championship
Some pretty impressive names have hung up their hurls since last year’s championship.
# End of an era
'Happy to have played out my dreams here' - Denis Hurley announces Munster departure
The Cork native has said that “a new challenge awaits.”
# End of an era
West Ham sell 50,000 season tickets for Olympic Stadium as club bids farewell to the Boleyn
It’s sure to be an emotional evening in east London.
# End of an era
After 18 years, Internet Explorer is no longer the world's most popular browser
Now Google Chrome finally rules the desktop world.
# From the Archives
'Would he kill his granny to win the game?' - Seven of John Giles' best bits on RTÉ
The 75-year-old will end his 31-year association with the state broadcaster after Euro 2016.
# Hold it there
End of an era: John Giles to leave RTÉ football panel after Euro 2016
The former Ireland boss is to leave his role as ‘Senior Analyst.’
# finale
The whole country fell in love with Michael again on Room to Improve last night
Revisiting Michael, Ann and Barry was just lovely.
# End of an era
Peyton Manning confirms retirement - Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos quarterback is expected to bring down the curtain on his illustrious career tomorrow.
Voices
'Paul O’Connell’s biggest attribute was his ability to inspire'
The Limerick native’s legacy will live on for generations to come as he will forever be remembered as a shining example of great leadership, writes James Galvin.
# End of an era
Paul O'Connell retires from all rugby with immediate effect
The former Ireland captain has called it a day.
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Demolition begins on a Cork landmark in first stage of €50 million redevelopment
The full demolition of the Capitol Cinema in Cork city centre is expected to take three months.
# End of an era
Iconic Windmill Lane graffiti wall to be auctioned off for Movember
U2, the Rolling Stones and Sinéad O’Connor all recorded at the studio.
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IRFU confirm Paul O'Connell's Ireland career is over
Mike McCarthy will replace O’Connell in the second row.
# End of an era
'Some people wanted to stay in the Ballymun flats and would go back now if they could'
Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last of the seven Ballymun flats standing and today work began on its demolition.
# End of an era
The final Ballymun tower is to be demolished this Monday...
Joseph Plunkett Tower is the last remaining of one of Dublin’s most famous housing projects.
# End of an era
The 145-year-old New York toy shop made famous in Big has closed down
FAO Schwarz first opened its doors in New York in 1870.
# the last goodbye
Jeremy Clarkson: I'm so sorry Top Gear ended like this
The final episode of the show, as we currently know it, aired last night.
# End of an era
One of Man United's finest ever defenders has called time on an illustrious career
Rio Ferdinand has decided to hang up his boots.
# king poc
A tribute to Munster legend Paul O'Connell in 38 epic pictures
The natural-born leader has enjoyed 14 incredible years with his native province.