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# Retirement

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# 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.
# Hanging up the boots
'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.
# Retirement
President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70
The State pension age is scheduled to increase to 67 in 2021 and 68 in 2028.
# Looking Back
'I can leave with my head held high and be very proud of everything I've achieved over the years'
Recently-retired Ireland international Karen Duggan looks back on a stellar international career in the green jersey, and much more.
# Race Against Time
Public servants 'in limbo' as law to change retirement age faces 'tight' Christmas deadline
Unions and politicians have expressed fears that many more will be forced to retire before new legislation comes in.
# Hang Up The Boots
'Tá mo chuid déanta' - Kerry great Ó Sé brings football playing career to an end
The renowned defender lined out for his club An Ghaeltacht for the last time on Sunday afternoon.
# over and out
Three-time Premier League winner Joe Cole announces retirement
‘I hope the next two decades are as special as my last 20 years as a professional have been.’
# last stand
'When he has the ball, his feet are like glue. They don't call him the Derry Pele for nothing'
Paddy McCourt will play two crucial matches for Finn Harps this week before retiring.
# Retirement Age
Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law
Under current rules, those working in the public service must retire from their job at age 65.
# Retirement
'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns
Pete Browne confirmed his retirement on Tuesday after three seasons spent at Kingspan Stadium.
# Retirement
'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban
Marler said that comments he recently made about looking for an “easy way out” of England duty were taken out of context.
# Retirement
'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby
The Harlequins forward said it was “a very difficult decision” to end his England career at the age of 28.
# Hanging up the boots
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.
# Wave Goodbye
After 12 years and 100 caps, Ireland legend Aine O'Gorman announces retirement from international football
The Wicklow native made her debut for the national side as a 16-year-old.
'I was going into battle for this county and that's why I was kind of so on the edge as a player'
Kieran Donaghy feels ‘it’s time’ to announce his inter-county retirement after a 14-year career with Kerry.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a retirement age?
Many people retire around the age of 65.
# Wave Goodbye
Kildare's record championship appearance holder calls it a day
Eamonn Callaghan has confirmed his retirement.
# Clucker
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.
# Mandatory retirement age
Public servants will be able to work until 70 under new Bill
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue believes that the Bill reflects the fact that people are living longer and feel they have more to contribute in later life.
Iniesta announces international retirement following Spain's World Cup exit
After more than 130 caps and three major titles, including the 2010 World Cup, the former Barcelona midfielder has hung up his boots
# Retirement
Mascherano announces international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit
The versatile 34-year-old has called time on his career with the Aliceleste.
# stepping down
US Supreme Court judge Anthony Kennedy announces retirement
He has held the key vote on such high-profile issues as abortion, affirmative action, LGBT rights, guns, campaign finance and voting rights.
# Wave Goodbye
Legendary Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer announces his retirement aged 40
The ex-Munster star has finally opted to hang up his boots.
# Time to say goodbye
Former world heavyweight champion David Haye retires from boxing
The 37-year-old’s announcement comes after his rematch defeat to Tony Bellew last month.
# Your Say
Poll: At what age would you like to retire?
Remember: the less years you work, the less valuable your pension will be.
# End of an era
'Legend,' 'iconic,' 'dual star' - tributes pour in for 18-time All-Ireland winner Rena Buckley
Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Noelle Healy are among those marking the end of an incredible inter-county career.
# Wave Goodbye
After 117 caps, John O'Shea confirms imminent retirement from international football
The Sunderland player will represent his country for the last time against USA on 2 June.
# Wave Goodbye
The top points scorer in French Test history calls time on rugby career
Frederic Michalak is preparing to retire at the age of 35.
# conclusion
Ex-Arsenal star Arshavin 'frightened' by imminent retirement
The former Russia player feels his playing days are coming to an end.
# boys in blue
Former All-Star Peter Kelly announces Dublin inter-county retirement aged 29
The Lucan Sarsfield defender won a Leinster title under Anthony Daly in 2013.
# Sheasy
Man of the match John O'Shea swats away retirement talk with first goal in over four years
The 36-year-old dismissed reports earlier this week that suggested he planned to retire at the end of the season.
# Retirement
Wasps flanker forced to retire aged 26 after judo injury while training with England
Sam Jones underwent a series of operations in an attempt to resume his playing career.
# stepping down
'It has been a unique privilege': HSE chief Tony O'Brien to leave role this summer
Tony O’Brien has led the HSE since 2012.
# Commitment levels
'I’d say there are loads more players up and down the country feeling the same way'
Meath’s Paddy O’Rourke on his delight at ending his inter-county career.
# Planning ahead
Most women 'don't know how to start a pension' as surveys highlights gender gap
Just over one in three women have a pension, compared to over half of men.