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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Hanging up the boots

This year
Eddie Nolan, capped three times by Trapattoni in 2009, retires from football
Nolan, 35, finished out the final seasons of his career with his native Waterford FC in the League of Ireland.
Former Leinster and Connacht winger Adam Byrne retires at 29
The Kildare man was capped for Ireland in 2017.
'I've always wanted to finish at the top end of the game' - Hogg to retire after World Cup
The Scottish star turns 31 in June.
Last year
Former Scotland and Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam retires at 36
He has been unattached since departing his hometown club Dundee at the end of last season.
'A great way to end my career' - Ex-Ireland defender McShane retires to coach at Man United
The 36-year-old returned to his first senior club as an academy player-coach last year.
Former Ireland defender Stephen Ward announces his retirement from football
The 36-year-old won 50 caps for Ireland.
Ex-Ireland U21 defender retires after 19-year career and over 450 appearances in England
Alan Sheehan has announced his retirement from professional football.
All time
Two-time Connacht winning Roscommon forward retires after 15-year career
Cathal Cregg was the most experienced player on the Roscommon panel.
Kerry's Tommy Walsh announces inter-county retirement
The long-serving player confirmed his decision earlier today.
Former Ireland U21 captain Tommie Hoban retires from football at 27
A recent signing for Crewe Alexandra, he made 43 appearances for Aberdeen last season.
Former Munster, Leinster and Ulster lock Nagle announces retirement
The 32-year-old has most recently been on the books at Zebre.
5-time All-Ireland winner Healy announces Dublin retirement
Noelle Healy made her Dublin debut back in 2007.
Leinster's Scott Fardy has announced he will retire this summer
The 36-year-old former Wallaby will hang his boots up after the current season.
Gary Brennan calls time on Clare career
The 2016 All-Star nominee made his debut for the county under Páidí Ó Sé.
'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo
David Clarke and Donal Vaughan have stepped away from inter-county duty.
Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL
Only Jim Stynes, Tadhg Kennelly and Zach Tuohy made more AFL appearances after switching codes from GAA.
Former Liverpool striker Baros retiring aged 38
The ex-Czech Republic international won the 2005 Champions League, and also claimed the Golden Boot at Euro 2004.
Best bows out as Pivac begins Wales reign with thrilling defeat of Barbarians
The former Ireland captain received a standing ovation at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Ex-England captain Hartley retires at the age of 33
The hooker is the nation’s second-most capped player, having made 97 appearances.
All-Ireland winner and All-Star defender calls time on Donegal career
Frank McGlynn has announced his inter-county retirement.
Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30
The midfielder thanked his family for helping ‘a young boy live out his dreams’ as a knee injury caught up with him.
Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football
The left-back won Premier League and Champions League titles, and picked up over a hundred caps for England during a 20-year career.
Ex-Man City and England defender Micah Richards retires aged 31
He won the Premier League title in 2012, but was most recently on the books at Aston Villa.
Ex-Liverpool and Roma midfielder Aquilani announces retirement
The former Italian international has decided to call it a day at the age of 34.
Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement
The 34-year-old, who began his career at West Ham, earned 54 caps for England.
'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'
Killian Brennan reflects on an incredible career in the League of Ireland after announcing his retirement this week.
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.
Former Ireland International Player of the Year Karen Duggan announces retirement aged 27
The Peamount footballer made her Ireland debut in 2013 and has also secured All-Ireland camogie titles with Kilkenny.
The longest serving inter-county footballer confirms retirement after 19 seasons
Ryan McCluskey made his Fermanagh debut in 2000 and was an integral figure on route to the All-Ireland semi-finals in 2004.
Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29
It’s a major blow for Wales head coach Warren Gatland ahead of next year’s World Cup in Japan.
All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season
The 36-year-old won two World Cups with New Zealand.
After over 400 appearances for Man United, Carrick confirms he's retiring at the end of the season
The former England midfielder has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA Cup with the Red Devils.
Dutch record caps holder Sneijder retires from international football
After a meeting with new manager Ronald Koeman, the former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder is packing it in with the Netherlands.
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.
Gaelic football's longest-serving inter-county player calls it a day after 17 years
Sligo forward Mark Breheny has announced his retirement this morning.
Eight-time Connacht champion Alan Dillon calls time on his Mayo career
‘I stand here at the end of this ride, knowing I gave it my all.’
'I had the operation and was told I’d be training in six weeks. Six months passed and I couldn’t run properly'
Former League of Ireland footballer Ian Ryan talks about having to retire in his prime years and how he has remained involved in the game.
The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday
The Nigerian scored 95 goals during spells with Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers.
The last link to Westmeath's 2004 Leinster-winning team has called it a day
Denis Glennon is hanging up his inter-county boots.