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#Retiring

# retiring - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Leinster's Michael Bent confirms retirement at end of the season
# Heading Home
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# Heading Home

Leinster's Michael Bent confirms retirement at end of the season

Apr 22nd 2021, 11:18 AM 8,629 Views 18 Comments

The 34-year-old tighthead won four Ireland caps after arriving in 2012.

# retiring - Thursday 18 March, 2021

England expect Ireland to be galvanised by CJ Stander's last hurrah
# Farewell
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# Farewell

England expect Ireland to be galvanised by CJ Stander's last hurrah

Mar 18th 2021, 1:00 AM 5,084 Views 2 Comments

Matt Proudfoot recalls seeing Stander breaking through into South African rugby.

# retiring - Thursday 4 March, 2021

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'
# Pride
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# Pride

'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'

Mar 4th 2021, 7:59 AM 19,335 Views 4 Comments

Munster man Billy Holland will retire from playing professional rugby at the end of this season.

# retiring - Sunday 24 January, 2021

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
# Next Chapter
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# Next Chapter

'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'

Jan 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 32,921 Views 5 Comments

Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.

# retiring - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Kearney and McFadden bid farewell to Leinster after superb service
# Stalwarts
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# Stalwarts

Kearney and McFadden bid farewell to Leinster after superb service

Sep 22nd 2020, 4:00 PM 13,497 Views 10 Comments

The 34-year-old pair have had many great days with their native province.

# retiring - Monday 17 August, 2020

Vincent Kompany hangs up his boots to become Anderlecht manager
# Retiring
From The42
# Retiring

Vincent Kompany hangs up his boots to become Anderlecht manager

Aug 17th 2020, 11:47 AM 4,896 Views 1 Comment

Having combined duties last season, the Man City legend is now focusing solely on managerial duties.

# retiring - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)
# The Notorious
From The42
# The Notorious

Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)

Jun 7th 2020, 8:14 AM 13,010 Views 42 Comments

The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.

# retiring - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal has retired from professional rugby
# Retiring
From The42
# Retiring

Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal has retired from professional rugby

May 20th 2020, 3:12 PM 31,462 Views 48 Comments

The 29-year-old has been struggling with a neck injury.

# retiring - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election
# Retiring
# Retiring

Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election

Jan 22nd 2020, 1:42 PM 15,663 Views 24 Comments

He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.

# retiring - Friday 6 December, 2019

Former world number one Wozniacki announces retirement at 29
# Family Life
From The42
# Family Life

Former world number one Wozniacki announces retirement at 29

Dec 6th 2019, 3:41 PM 10,479 Views 8 Comments

The Dane will hang up her racket after next month’s Australian Open.

# retiring - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Former Scotland captain retires from international rugby after winning 76 caps
# Calling Time
From The42
# Calling Time

Former Scotland captain retires from international rugby after winning 76 caps

Dec 4th 2019, 12:58 PM 13,785 Views 4 Comments

Edinburgh back-rower John Barclay featured at three World Cups, including the most recent tournament in Japan.

# retiring - Saturday 24 August, 2019

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
# Final Chapter
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# Final Chapter

'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'

Aug 24th 2019, 6:45 AM 4,857 Views 14 Comments

Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.

# retiring - Monday 19 August, 2019

'I think he's making a huge mistake' - Northern Ireland midfielder retires from international football at 28
# Stepping Away
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# Stepping Away

'I think he's making a huge mistake' - Northern Ireland midfielder retires from international football at 28

Aug 19th 2019, 12:49 PM 14,916 Views 7 Comments

Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood earned 57 international caps but wants to concentrate on his club career.

# retiring - Saturday 4 May, 2019

'Rory runs out, Darren runs out, and the crowd are going nuts'
# Farewell
From The42
# Farewell

'Rory runs out, Darren runs out, and the crowd are going nuts'

May 4th 2019, 10:01 PM 10,100 Views 22 Comments

The two stalwarts played at the Kingspan Stadium for the last time as they secured a Pro14 semi-final.

# retiring - Monday 22 April, 2019

Ex-Munster man Casey to retire from 'the job every boy dreams of having' aged 28
# On The Way Out
From The42
# On The Way Out

Ex-Munster man Casey to retire from 'the job every boy dreams of having' aged 28

Apr 22nd 2019, 5:39 PM 19,921 Views 12 Comments

The Grenoble hooker will call it a day at the end of the season.

# retiring - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup
# Final Chapter
From The42
# Final Chapter

Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup

Apr 18th 2019, 9:50 AM 27,133 Views 64 Comments

The 36-year-old will hope to go out in style in Japan later this year.

# retiring - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster
# Stalwart
From The42
# Stalwart

Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:00 PM 24,898 Views 19 Comments

The 31-year-old will bow out at the end of this season.

# retiring - Friday 22 March, 2019

'Every time he has played for his country he has been an inspiration to all of us'
# Retiring
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# Retiring

'Every time he has played for his country he has been an inspiration to all of us'

Mar 22nd 2019, 8:20 PM 25,374 Views 22 Comments

Seamus Coleman and Mick McCarthy have paid tribute to the retiring Jon Walters.

# retiring - Monday 28 January, 2019

'It has been a huge honour': PSNI chief constable George Hamilton to retire in June
# George Hamilton
# George Hamilton

'It has been a huge honour': PSNI chief constable George Hamilton to retire in June

Jan 28th 2019, 1:41 PM 9,938 Views 6 Comments

Hamilton will have served five years in the post of chief constable and almost 34 years in the police service.

# retiring - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years
# A Class Act
From The42
# A Class Act

Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years

Dec 6th 2018, 9:29 AM 3,365 Views 1 Comment

Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county football.

# retiring - Friday 17 August, 2018

Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'
# Man In Black
From The42
# Man In Black

Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'

Aug 17th 2018, 1:13 PM 28,422 Views 10 Comments

Regarded as one of the finest officials in the English game, Bobby Madley has decided to retire.

# retiring - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Seeing this guy lift the trophy is the thing that gives me most satisfaction'
# The End
From The42
# The End

'Seeing this guy lift the trophy is the thing that gives me most satisfaction'

May 26th 2018, 9:43 PM 11,839 Views 15 Comments

Leinster’s captain lasted only 18 minutes but retires with the province on top of Europe.

'He loves this place. It’s been good to him and he’s been good for Leinster'
# Legend
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# Legend

'He loves this place. It’s been good to him and he’s been good for Leinster'

May 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,311 Views 7 Comments

Isa Nacewa will retire after today’s Guinness Pro14 final against the Scarlets.

# retiring - Thursday 24 May, 2018

Ireland cricket legend Ed Joyce announces his retirement
# Hanging Up The Bat
From The42
# Hanging Up The Bat

Ireland cricket legend Ed Joyce announces his retirement

May 24th 2018, 1:26 PM 4,166 Views 6 Comments

The 39-year-old is taking up a new role overseeing leadership development and as a batting coach.

# retiring - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Muldoon bows out as a Connacht great after leading them to new heights
# Mul
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# Mul

Muldoon bows out as a Connacht great after leading them to new heights

Apr 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 18,608 Views 15 Comments

The Portumna man moves on to Bristol next season but leaves behind a fine legacy.

# retiring - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

The man widely regarded as Argentina's greatest ever player is retiring
# Magician
From The42
# Magician

The man widely regarded as Argentina's greatest ever player is retiring

Apr 3rd 2018, 7:41 PM 24,587 Views 19 Comments

Juan Martin Hernandez is set to hang up his boots.

# retiring - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season

Mar 21st 2018, 4:54 PM 9,454 Views 11 Comments

The 36-year-old won two World Cups with New Zealand.

# retiring - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's
# Retiring
# Retiring

Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's

Jan 23rd 2018, 7:16 AM 18,268 Views 28 Comments

The singer has said he plans to keep writing and recording.

# retiring - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70
# Beyond 65
# Beyond 65

Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70

Dec 5th 2017, 9:18 PM 67,419 Views 66 Comments

A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.

# retiring - Thursday 27 April, 2017

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'

Apr 27th 2017, 7:00 PM 4,557 Views 9 Comments

The tighthead prop will move into a new line of work after retiring this summer.

# retiring - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

26-year-old Connacht centre McSharry forced to retire due to concussion
# Head Injury
From The42
# Head Injury

26-year-old Connacht centre McSharry forced to retire due to concussion

Aug 17th 2016, 2:17 PM 7,377 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland ‘A’ international has called time on his playing career.

# retiring - Thursday 21 July, 2016

The NFL's most controversial concussion doctor is retiring
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

The NFL's most controversial concussion doctor is retiring

Jul 21st 2016, 10:34 AM 5,457 Views 1 Comment

Elliot Pellman spent 30 years with the NFL, including time as the New York Jets’ team doctor

# retiring - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ireland and Leinster's Eoin Reddan confirms retirement from rugby
# The End
From The42
# The End

Ireland and Leinster's Eoin Reddan confirms retirement from rugby

Jun 23rd 2016, 12:48 PM 21,970 Views 30 Comments

The 35-year-old is hanging his boots up after the tour of South Africa.

# retiring - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics
# Fidelma Healy-Eames
# Fidelma Healy-Eames

One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics

Mar 16th 2016, 6:17 PM 30,545 Views 98 Comments

Fidelma Healy-Eames will not contest the forthcoming Seanad election.

# retiring - Thursday 15 October, 2015

One of the most prolific strikers in world football has called time on an illustrious career
# Legend
From The42
# Legend

One of the most prolific strikers in world football has called time on an illustrious career

Oct 15th 2015, 9:52 PM 11,784 Views 4 Comments

Raul will hang up his boots at the end of next month.

# retiring - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Former Munster and Leicester man Murphy calls time on his career
# End Of The Road
From The42
# End Of The Road

Former Munster and Leicester man Murphy calls time on his career

Aug 26th 2015, 12:48 PM 12,630 Views 25 Comments

The 30-year-old played 91 times for the southern province.

# retiring - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

'Manic Aggression' and 11 more reasons Paul O'Connell will be a devastating loss to Irish rugby
# Larger Than Life
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# Larger Than Life

'Manic Aggression' and 11 more reasons Paul O'Connell will be a devastating loss to Irish rugby

Jun 2nd 2015, 5:21 PM 7,623 Views 11 Comments

He scared everyone, he put the fear of God in to them, but international locks will sleep a little easier come November.

# retiring - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

'I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training'
# Leinster Legend
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# Leinster Legend

'I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training'

May 26th 2015, 5:22 PM 8,714 Views 6 Comments

Shane Jennings has been named as captain of the Baa-Baas team to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.

# retiring - Friday 1 May, 2015

The story of Gordon D'Arcy's hair through 12 glorious headshots
# Reeling In The Beard
From The42
# Reeling In The Beard

The story of Gordon D'Arcy's hair through 12 glorious headshots

May 1st 2015, 3:29 PM 15,071 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster and Ireland centre wasn’t afraid to adapt his image from time to time…

# retiring - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison
# New Job
# New Job

New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison

Aug 27th 2014, 2:23 PM 10,125 Views 29 Comments

Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.

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