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# Retirement

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# new chapter
'Football, thank you for everything': Former Ireland midfielder Stephen McPhail announces retirement
The 36-year-old has decided to hang up his boots.
# Time to go
Limerick's Wayne McNamara brings his inter-county career to a close
Limerick GAA released a statement on social media earlier.
# word from the wise
'Don't share so much on social media' - advice for your 20s from those who have been there
Retired people on why you shouldn’t worry ‘until worry worries you’.
Voices
A mandatory retirement age is discriminatory. It just doesn't make sense in a changing Ireland
Age Action’s Justin Moran argues that as people live longer lives, it is time to remove barriers preventing older people from working.
# GAA
'Two things I won't miss is chicken and pasta and warm ups' - Eamon McGee calls time on Donegal career
He broke the news using a memorable Lord of the Rings passage.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the State Pension age be dropped back to 65?
There has been a spike in those aged 65 claiming social welfare here as they are not yet eligible for the State Pension.
# Power Struggle
'There's anger there and a lot of questions I'd like answered': Richie Power's injury nightmare
The Kilkenny man on coming to terms with the injury battle that forced his early retirement.
# Retirement
Kieren Fallon announces his retirement from racing at 51
The six-time Champion Jockey has stepped out of the saddle.
# Camogie
6-time All-Ireland senior champion comes out of retirement to rejoin Cork squad
Aoife Murray is back in the Cork setup.
# promise
Tyson Fury: Klitschko rematch 100% my last fight
The star is adamant he will not be seen in a boxing ring again after his bout in Manchester.
# Life after football
'I've been to watch French football but it's so boring' - Dunne on punditry and retirement in Monaco
Former Ireland centre-half Richard Dunne is the latest ex-player to try his hand at working in the Irish media.
# next chapter
'Retirement is not something to be feared, but something to be embraced'
Former Munster wing Johne Murphy is moving on with his coaching and business life.
# New gig
Joseph O'Brien to quit riding and follow his dad into training
The two-time Irish champion jockey has already taken tentative steps into training.
# CALLING IT A DAY
'I'm not after sympathy' - Jack Collison's retirement statement is incredibly powerful
The 27-year-old has been forced to hang up his boots.
Voices
'Paul O’Connell’s biggest attribute was his ability to inspire'
The Limerick native’s legacy will live on for generations to come as he will forever be remembered as a shining example of great leadership, writes James Galvin.
# Retirement
'It’s devastating to see him retire. He’s only 30 as well and he’s already after achieving so much.'
Richie Power’s retirement is being keenly felt in the Kilkenny camp.
# rabbitte out
One of Irish politics' most vociferous voices just bowed out in typical style
And it was a good one.
# new dawn
Now a veteran, Tipp attacker Callanan ready to lead after winter of Premier retirements
The Drom-Inch man has won back-to-back Allstars in recent years.
# CALLING IT A DAY
Shefflin, Hayes and Corbett just 3 hurlers who won't be playing inter-county in 2016
Tipp exodus dominates the most prominent retirees.
# Legend
So long Damien! Here are 7 ways to live your life like the Duffer
You’ll need to get 14 hours’ sleep per night.
# Reaction
Alan Brogan: 'This was the right decision for myself, my family and the dressing room'
The Dubliner also suggested Jim Gavin had wanted him to stay on.
# Ageism
Oireachtas group backs scrapping of compulsory retirement age
The committee heard during public consultation that the imposition of mandatory retirement is “deeply ageist”.
# Wave Goodbye
One of Ireland's top cricketers has announced his retirement
The Dubliner is one of four players to represent Ireland at three World Cups.
# Retirement
This chart shows how hard Irish people work for their pensions
Full benefit comes after 43 years of contributions.
# Retirement
Limerick dual star confirms intercounty retirement after 17-year career
Stephen Lucey made almost 70 senior championship appearances for the Limerick senior hurlers and footballers.
# Retirement
Lar Corbett becomes the fourth Tipperary player to retire in a week
The two-time All-Ireland winner has called it a day.
# Calling Time
Another long-serving Tipperary hurler has called it a day
James Woodlock has retired from inter-county hurling.
# Leader
Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby
The 34-year-old is widely expected to hang up his boots following Saturday’s clash with Australia.
# Being AP
'Why on earth would any year be a good year to retire?'
New documentary looks at the final year of AP McCoy’s record-breaking career.
# Regen
Sad news as a Championship Manager hero hangs up his boots
You didn’t really play the game unless you signed Cherno Samba.
# Retirement
Eamon Gilmore: I wanted to finish the game, but I was carrying a lot of injuries
The former tánaiste is retiring as a TD at the next election.
# iron curtain
Confusion reigns as an Irish legend insists he's not retiring after all
Richard Dunne isn’t heading into the sunset just yet.
# 81 not out
Gordon D'Arcy: No guff, no nonsense man with plenty of solidity still to offer Ireland
When he broke on the scene he provided Ireland with a touch of magic, but he became even more important than that.
# Walking Away
Tributes pour in after Paul Curran calls time in after 15-year Tipperary senior hurling career
The Mullinahone club man won an All-Ireland medal in 2010.
# Paulie
Paul O'Connell calls on AP McCoy, ROG and BOD as he ponders retirement
The 35-year-old Ireland captain has ruled out a move to Toulon next season.
# McCoy and Roy
'I really like Roy Keane. He seems as mad as I am' - AP McCoy
“He’s right. That footballer’s getting paid 200 f**king grand a week…”
# we've all been there
Japan official sacked for faking funerals
Shigenori Natori had 12 relatives die in a five-year period, supposedly.
# head games
Head injury concerns forcing the NFL to redefine manhood
Former WWE star and concussion campaigner Chris Nowinski says he expects more young players to retire.
# Wave Goodbye
A former Irish international and footballing cult hero has announced his retirement
Manager Neal Ardley has described David Connolly as “the best striker I ever played with”.
# Nothing To See Here
'The battery didn't last too long on my phone the day I tweeted my fake retirement' - Keith Higgins
And the Mayo man worries he won’t be believed when he actually hangs up his boots.