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# Retirement

Last month
September 2023
Kilkenny legend Richie Hogan announces retirement
One of the sharpest Cats leaves the stage.
This year
'Swiss Army Knife' footballer McLoughlin bows out with understated excellence
Another of Horan’s crew waves goodbye to the impossible dream.
Firefighter leaves retirement party to help rescue 28 calves trapped in slurry tank in Armagh
All of the 28 calves survived the incident thanks to the swift intervention of John and his team.
Katie Taylor sets sights on Chantelle Cameron rematch, not retirement
The 36-year-old’s bid to become undisputed world champion in two weight categories simultaneously fell flat.
Katie Taylor sets sights on Chantelle Cameron rematch, not retirement
The 36-year-old’s bid to become undisputed world champion in two weight categories simultaneously fell flat.
Juventus and Italy legend Bonucci confirms impending retirement
The 36-year-old has 12 months left on his current contract.
Ex-Ireland and Lions prop Jack McGrath announces retirement at 33
The Dubliner has been without a club since being released by Ulster at the end of last season
Jonny Cooper: 'I had a big challenge with being liked and respected, I wanted both'
The Dublin great is at ease with his retirement decision after bringing the curtain down on a glittering 11-year senior inter-county career.
Macron compromises on raising pension age after protests
People who began work at 20 and 21 will be able to retire at 63, halfway between the current retirement age and Macron’s proposal of 64.
Last year
Galway All-Ireland winner Coen announces retirement
The long-serving, versatile player was part of a memorable 2017 victory over Waterford.
Fighting fires on and off the pitch, Lyndsey Davey encapsulated all that is good about the game
The Dublin great announced her inter-county retirement over the weekend.
Former England rugby captain Chris Robshaw retires
The 36-year-old made his Test debut in 2009 and went on to win 66 international caps.
Ex-France international Ribery set to retire at 39
The player’s agent Davide Lippi told AFP that the veteran will ‘very likely’ end his career.
Neil McGee calls time on Donegal career
The 36-year-old goes down as one of Donegal’s most successful footballers.
Proposals on pension age to go to Cabinet before budget, says minister
The recommendation on the pension age has been delayed since April.
England's record goalscorer retires from football after Euro 2022 win
Ellen White scored 52 goals in 113 international appearances.
Poll: At what age would you like to retire?
The State pension age is currently 66.
Gloucester lock Ed Slater will 'meet challenge head-on' after motor neurone disease diagnosis
The 33-year-old announced his retirement with immediate effect yesterday.
Proposals on possible pension age increase to go to Govt before summer recess, says minister
The Pensions Commission has recommended a gradual increase in the qualification age from 66 to 68 over the next 17 years.
Celtic legend Scott Brown announces retirement
The midfielder won 22 domestic honours with the Glasgow giants, including nine successive league titles.
'No regrets' as French full-back announces retirement
Maxime Medard has confirmed that he will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.
Proposals on State pension age to be brought to Govt 'very soon', says minister
The Pension Commission has recommended that the State pension age should rise to 67 by 2031.
‘I’ve had a good run’ – Warnock announces managerial retirement after 42 years
Warnock oversaw a record 1,603 matches as a manager.
750,000 workers set to be auto-enrolled in new pensions scheme by early 2024
Auto-enrolment was initially meant to start this year but due to the pandemic the roll out was delayed.
Former Fine Gael party secretary to take claim over being forced to retire at 65
The party will face the Workplace Relations Commission on Thursday morning.
Opinion: Government is missing the links between the housing crisis and growing pension problem
Rory McNab says Ireland’s unaffordable housing means a whole generation will be without pension cover in years to come.
'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’.
44-year-old NFL legend Tom Brady addresses retirement rumours
The veteran was non-committal about his future after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were eliminated from the NFL playoffs.
'People were pleading with me not to go back' - Irish tales of triumph after retirement u-turns
Cork hurling legend Brian Corcoran and Ireland international Áine O’Gorman speak to The42 about why they went back.
Wexford stalwart hangs up the boots after 16 years
Brian Malone made his debut in 2006.
All time
Emotional Sergio Aguero announces retirement from football due to heart condition
The Barcelona striker, 33, held a press conference to reveal the news this morning.
Galway great Joe Canning retires from inter-county hurling
It’s the end of an era.
'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement
The 37-year-old Dubliner is best remembered for his stunning World Cup century in the win over England in 2011.
Former Man United star Valencia announces retirement
The Ecuador international won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, two League Cups, three Community Shields and the Europa League during a 10-year stay at Old Trafford
Osaka's sister Mari retires at 24, saying she 'didn't enjoy' tennis journey
Mari is 18 months older than Osaka, and reached a career-high of 280th in the world in 2018.
Sonny Bill Williams hangs up his boots
The two-time World Cup winner says he now wants to concentrate on his boxing career.
'If you'd asked me in 2005 would I be there for 16 years, I'd have said I'd be doing well to be there for six months'
Mayo stalwart Keith Higgins on his inter-county retirement, how ‘lucky’ he was to get so long and his future with the county’s hurlers.
'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.
All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire
The Belmullet native has called time on his 13-year senior career.
'Thanks for all the magic' - tributes paid and moments of brilliance remembered as Connolly calls it a day
The Dublin star announced his retirement from inter-county football last night.