Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# End of the road

This month
September 2023
Clare hurling champions Ballyea knocked out, Dublin football finalists Na Fianna exit
Offaly champions Rhode lost out at the semi-final stage tonight.
Last month
August 2023
Dundalk crash out of Europe at hands of KA Akureyri
A 2-2 draw wasn’t enough for The Lilywhites, who went into the game 3-1 behind from the first leg in Reykjavik.
This year
Exit Door: How will Tipperary and Dublin bosses reflect on opening seasons?
Liam Cahill and Mícheál Donoghue saw their teams bow out at the same stage of the championship on Saturday.
Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb announces retirement from Test rugby
The Ospreys man won 40 caps for his country.
'In my head, I think enough is enough' - Shane Long set to retire from football
Former Republic of Ireland international is 37 in January and spent 18 seasons in English football following move from Cork City in 2005.
Colin Healy departs as Cork City manager
The ex-Ireland international leaves the club following a disappointing run of results.
Star chaser Clan Des Obeaux, part-owned by Alex Ferguson, has been retired
The dual King George VI Chase winner was last seen finishing second to Allaho in the Punchestown Gold Cup last April
Veteran goalkeeper Murphy announces retirement after hundreds of LOI appearances
The Dubliner was also capped by Ireland at U23 level.
'One last hurrah' - Honeysuckle set for Cheltenham swansong
The popular nine-year-old will have one final run in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle.
Waterford's Pauric Mahony retires from inter-county hurling
The Ballygunner star forward and ace free-taker has brought the curtain down on a 12-year senior career.
Last year
Jonny Cooper announces retirement from inter-county football
The Dublin star bows out as a seven-time All-Ireland winner.
French World Cup winner Matuidi retires
The 35-year-old is the first member of France’s 2018 squad to retire.
Cork great Bríd Stack calls time on AFLW career
The 11-time All-Ireland winner has finished up Down Under.
FA boss ‘incredibly proud’ of England and Gareth Southgate after World Cup exit
Meanwhile, Alan Shearer says that Harry Kane’s penalty miss will haunt him for the rest of his life.
Dublin great Davey retires - 'It’s probably the right time to move onto the next chapter'
The five-time All-Ireland winner and All-Star calls time on her illustrious inter-county football career.
Belgium boss Martinez to leave job after early World Cup exit
‘That was my last game with the national team, I can’t carry on.’
Goalkeeper Clarke one of five players departing Shelbourne
Aaron O’Driscoll, Dan Carr, Josh Giurgi and Dan Hawkins also leave the Reds.
Four-time All-Ireland-winning Cork goalkeeper retires from inter-county football
Martina O’Brien has called time on an impressive career.
Kerry All-Ireland minor winner released by Brisbane Lions
Deividas Uosis was one of three departures announced by the club
Billy Lee steps down as Limerick senior football manager after six years
Limerick GAA thank Lee for ‘his enormous effort and the success he has delivered’.
'Poison' officiating but overwhelming sense of pride as Shels' Champions League dream ends
Noel King’s Reds were defeated by Valur of Iceland yesterday.
'Sene has been a huge part of all of our journeys'
Naoupu announced her retirement from international rugby yesterday.
Ireland goalkeeper Marie Hourihan announces retirement
‘It’s time to step away from playing, and move into another area of the game and embrace a new challenge.’
'Our achievements would not have been possible without his dedication to Meath'
Meath LGFA have paid tribute to departing coach Paul Garrigan.
How will Armagh, Cork, Mayo and Clare reflect on the 2022 season?
Four teams bowed out at the weekend in the football quarter-final ties.
Ex-Ireland international David McGoldrick among 3 players released by Sheffield United
The 34-year-old joined the Blades in 2018 and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League.
EA Sports to stop making popular Fifa video game series after split
The game will be rebranded as EA Sports FC.
Former France fly-half set to retire
Lionel Beauxis announced on Friday night that he would be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.
‘I’ve had a good run’ – Warnock announces managerial retirement after 42 years
Warnock oversaw a record 1,603 matches as a manager.
Disappointment for Ireland's men's and women's underage teams as they miss out on qualifying
Another battling display, but the end of the road for James Scott’s side.
Tipperary hurling great Padraic Maher retires on medical grounds
A neck injury has forced the three-time All-Ireland winner and six-time All-Star to call time.
James O'Donoghue announces Kerry retirement
The 2014 Footballer of the Year and two-time All-Star has struggled with injury issues in recent years.
'Officially hanging up the boots' - Gary Dicker calls time on his playing career
The experienced Dubliner, currently on the books of Brighton as a player-coach, says he has ‘lived the dream’.
All time
'It has certainly had its challenges, I’ll be honest' - Griggs bows out as Ireland head coach
Adam Griggs took charge of the Ireland’s women’s team for the final time on Saturday.
Disappointment for Irish duo as 'survivors' North Carolina Courage bow out of US title race
An extra-time goal ended the 2018 and 2019 champions’ involvement in the NWSL play-offs.
Disappointment for Irish as Geelong fall to Melbourne in AFL preliminary final
Zach Tuohy, Mark O’Connor and Stefan Okunbar’s Cats were left licking their wounds after a heavy defeat.
'13 years at the top of his game' - tributes paid to retiring Tipperary great Maher
‘Inspirational. Driven. Leader.’
O'Brien steps down as Westmeath hurling boss after Joe McDonagh Cup success
The Dublin man has been involved with the side for the past three years, two of those as manager.
Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith
Francis said he apologised ‘for any offence taken’, adding that he would ‘never intentionally or wilfully make a comment to disparage somebody on the basis of the colour of anyone’s skin.’
Doubts over James O'Donoghue's Kerry future as forward steps away from squad
The Killarney Legion player has struggled with injury issues in recent years.