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# Retirement

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# CALLING IT A DAY
Nine-time Cork All-Ireland winner confirms retirement from inter-county camogie
‘It’s almost like a really bad break-up because it’s the only thing I’ve known all my life.’
# Adaptation
The melancholy of the former distance runner
In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.
# reality
'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'
Former Ireland and Ulster lock Dan Tuohy has been forced to retire from rugby.
# when I'm 65
The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?
Finance expert Dr James Stewart told TheJournal.ie that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.
# doubt
Retiring at 26: 'You feel like it's over... I didn't know what I was going to do'
Former Limerick player Sean Russell on coming to terms with the premature end to his football career.
# Philip Mahony
'You won't win without strong leadership, he typifies that probably better than anyone I've seen'
Ex-Waterford captain Fergal Hartley hails the recently-retired Philip Mahony.
# Wave Goodbye
Former PSG and Argentina star announces retirement
Ezequiel Lavezzi is hanging up his boots after spending the final seasons of his career with Hebei China Fortune.
# Money on my Mind
Mayweather coming out of retirement (again), promises 'spectacular event' with Dana White
The 42-year-old boxer has announced that he will be back in action next year.
# Hanging up the gloves
Former unified world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett retires aged 27
The Belfast native confirmed his retirement in a statement on Friday evening.
# Wave Goodbye
Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football
Seven-time All-Ireland winner calls it a day with the Dubs.
# Calling Time
After 14 years at the top, Armagh stalwart Vernon retires from inter-county football
‘I end my career in the knowledge that I have given it my all to drive Armagh football forward,’ the two-time Ulster champion signed off.
# Retirement
'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.
# One of the greats
'I lost my brother in 1999 so you could nearly say I retired 20 years after': 3-time All-Star Hayes
The former Galway star called time on his hurling career at the weekend.
# Retirement
Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto'o hangs up his boots for 'new challenge'
The 38-year-old enjoyed a prolific career with clubs including Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea.
# Hanging up the boots
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.
# End of an era
'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran
‘He played it the way it should be played.’
# Retirement
John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election
Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.
# Chubbo
'There's no question I would have loved another few years in rugby'
Eoin O’Malley was forced to retire at 25 but has made a success of life post-rugby.
# Retirement
'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'
Injuries forced Jessie Barr to cut short her athletics career, but the Waterford native is looking forward to the next chapter in her role as a Sports Psychologist.
# Retirement
Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland
The whales, Little White and Little Grey, were sold to Changfeng Ocean World aquarium some 10 years ago.
# Going nowhere
'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights'
Despite only boxing twice since losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr, Kell Brook insists he is not ready to retire.
# Retirement
'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life
The five-time Olympian on retirement and his children’s sporting careers.
# Retirement
'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'
Robbie Keane says going into coaching with Ireland has helped him come to terms with his retirement.
# Retirement
'It was relentless pain, a continuous circle and I couldn't find a way out of it'
Munster wing Ronan O’Mahony was forced to retire from rugby after suffering severe injury.
# legendary status
'We had a few beers and Paul was crying on the tour bus. He kept saying: I cannot believe I've won an All-Ireland'
With six All-Irelands, 10 Leinster titles, five National Leagues and four consecutive All-Stars, Paul Flynn is set to be remembered as one of Dublin’s all-time greats.
# trophy-laden career
Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery
After losing five Champions Cup finals, Benjamin Kayser signs off with a Challenge Cup win.
# Bowing out
Former Ireland international Darren O'Dea sent off 19 minutes into final professional appearance
The defender was dismissed early on as Dundee FC suffered a 3-2 defeat to St Mirren.
# Hanging up his boots
Ex-Man City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure retires
The 35-year-old, a four-time African Footballer of the Year, will move into coaching, according to his agent.
# Retirement
'We're willing to change': Senior gardaí say proposal for targeted severance package is 'unsettling'
The Association of Garda Superintendents said its members have been at the fore in reform and want to be part of the modernisation of the force.
# siblings
'Ruby was always there to help and advise me. It was brilliant that he could go out on his own terms'
Betway brand ambassador Katie Walsh reflects on her brother’s incredible career in the saddle after his announcement at Punchestown this week.
# Retirement
President Higgins thanks Ruby Walsh for 'outstanding contributions' to Ireland's reputation
The president wrote to Walsh to wish him a successful retirement.
# Sheasy
John O'Shea announces retirement from professional football on 38th birthday
The 118-time capped Ireland defender will bow out after Reading’s game against Birmingham this Sunday.
# Interview
No flash. No fuss. Noel Fehily rides into the sunset
The Cork jockey speaks to The42 following his retirement earlier this month.
# CALLING IT A DAY
Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain confirms retirement from international football
The forward has not featured for the Albiceleste since their World Cup exit in Russia last summer.
# dealing with the past
Jon Walters: 'Now that I'm finished as a player, I'll spend a lot of time on myself'
The recently-retired Ireland striker has opened up about the death of his brother.
# Notorious
Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA
“Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas,” the UFC star tweeted early this morning.
# the gronk
New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement aged 29
The New Yorker has called it a day after securing his third Super Bowl championship in February.
# loyal servant
Ireland legend Miller calls time on 10-year international career
The 34-year-old winger helped Ireland to two Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam and that famous win over New Zealand in 2014.
# Wardy
Ireland defender Stephen Ward announces international retirement aged 33
The Dubliner made 50 appearances and featured at two European Championships.
# Calling Time
Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement
The 34-year-old, who began his career at West Ham, earned 54 caps for England.