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# Opting out

This year
Cory Hill withdraws from Wales World Cup squad to pursue club offer
The former Cardiff and Dragons lock last played for Wales in 2021.
Kildare the latest side to withdraw from O'Byrne Cup clash
The Lilywhites are ‘unable to fulfil the fixture’ against Westmeath.
Last year
Chelsea’s Christensen stood himself down from selection for FA Cup final
The Barcelona-bound defender was not involved in the matchday squad for Saturday’s 6-5 penalty shoot-out loss to Liverpool.
Reigning champion Phil Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship
The 51-year-old American left-hander became the oldest major winner in golf history last year.
Phil Mickelson removed from list of competitors for next month’s Masters
The three-time winner has been listed as a ‘past champion not playing’ on the tournament website.
Dessie Farrell confirms Cluxton and McCaffrey won't be involved with Dublin in 2022
Earlier this week Paul Mannion confirmed he was not returning to the inter-county scene.
All time
Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon and targets Olympics
The world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.
World number one golfer Johnson to skip Tokyo Olympics
The reigning Masters champion said last year he would not have played in the Japan Games had they been staged as planned in 2020.
Ireland's Tour De France hero Sam Bennett won't defend his title at National Championships
The 29-year-old has confirmed his absence ahead of the weekend.
Cork forward will not be involved with hurling squad for 2020 campaign
Daniel Kearney has decided to take some time out of the inter-county game.
Massive blow for Westmeath as 2018 captain steps away to focus on college commitments
Meanwhile, Ray Connellan will not be rejoining the squad after recently finishing up with AFL side St Kilda.
'Like most of my friends, I baptised my children so they could go to school': The anger of Ireland's non-religious parents
Documents released to under freedom of information show the anger of Ireland’s non-religious parents.
2013 All-Ireland final starter has left the Cork senior hurling panel
Cian McCarthy has quit Leeside squad due to “work and other commitments”
Laois footballer leaves squad as 'cows won't wait until the training session is over' to give birth
Padraig McMahon has opted out of Tomás Ó Flatharta’s Laois setup.
Company behind bulk marketing texts says Irish trade is 'challenging'
Zamano reports a fall in sales and profits, blames ComReg code of practice for bad local figures.
Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf to seek 'professional help'
The eight-time PGA winner says he wants to address “personal challenges”.
Blow for Galway as Gareth Bradshaw departs football panel
The 26 year-old was sent-off in the recent heavy defeat to Mayo.