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# Retiring

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# Fidelma Healy-Eames
One of Ireland's most colourful senators is retiring from politics
Fidelma Healy-Eames will not contest the forthcoming Seanad election.
# Legend
One of the most prolific strikers in world football has called time on an illustrious career
Raul will hang up his boots at the end of next month.
# End of the road
Former Munster and Leicester man Murphy calls time on his career
The 30-year-old played 91 times for the southern province.
# larger than life
'Manic Aggression' and 11 more reasons Paul O'Connell will be a devastating loss to Irish rugby
He scared everyone, he put the fear of God in to them, but international locks will sleep a little easier come November.
# leinster legend
'I have a newfound respect for the United Nations after Baa-Baas training'
Shane Jennings has been named as captain of the Baa-Baas team to face Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.
# reeling in the beard
The story of Gordon D'Arcy's hair through 12 glorious headshots
The Leinster and Ireland centre wasn’t afraid to adapt his image from time to time…
# New Job
New governor appointed to Mountjoy Prison
Brian Murphy will take up his new role in September.
# Legend
Ireland captain Coghlan retires on losing note but with immense pride
The 33-year-old prop has played her last game for her country, finishing on 85 caps.
# fat lady sings
Last of the 2001 Lions retires as Iain Balshaw bows out
The 35-year-old has endured a 16-month struggle with a knee injury.
# Mushy
Ex-Munster prop Tony Buckley retires from professional rugby
However, the 33-year-old will be playing with Kanturk RFC in the Ulster Bank League next season.
# Legend
Westmeath's Dessie Dolan announces retirement from inter-county football
The 34-year-old, who was an All Star in 2004, has played his last game for his county.
# Power
Rag-dolling Will Genia and six of Stephen Ferris' other memorable moments
The Ulster and Ireland flanker racked up many highlights in his superb career.
# Legend
'I think over the last year he became more normal' - Quinlan on O'Driscoll
‘I think he had to adapt and change his game like a lot of players have to do in their 30s.’
# wilko
'Once in a generation' Wilkinson eager for Heineken Cup happy ending
The Toulon out-half plays his second last professional game tomorrow against Saracens.
# One Club Man
19 reasons why Ryan Giggs is a footballing legend
The Manchester United veteran called time on his playing career in order to become Louis van Gaal’s assistant yesterday.
# wilko
Jonny Wilkinson officially confirms retirement at end of the season
‘It goes without saying that I have an enormous number of people to thank for their support from all around the world.’
# Reeling In The Years
A host of legends bid farewell to retiring Carles Puyol in touching video
The clip, made by Barcelona, also features rare footage of the defender from 1992.
# Punditry
Alan Hansen is leaving MOTD after 22 years, so here are some of his best bits
The Scot appeared on the highlights programme for the final time last night.
# Class
Ex-France scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili to retire at the end of the season
The elegant Biarritz playmaker will hang up his boots at the conclusion of the current Top 14 campaign.
# horses on drugs
Tommy Tiernan's first ever appearance on Letterman
He talks drinking and Ireland’s Olympic glory.
# Leaving
The Press Ombudsman is retiring later this year
John Horgan will step down from the role in September.
# 10 for 10
Jonny Wilkinson's impressive, injury-hit, winning career in pictures
The English out-half is set to head into the rugby sunset in June.
# Wave Goodbye
Here's why an NFL player is retiring at the age of 26
Rashard Mendenhall explained his reasons for giving up the game in a Huffington Post article.
# paulie hug
Paul O'Connell admits he may hug Brian O'Driscoll a little tighter before final home game
The retiring centre may have to protect his ribs if an emotional Paulie loses the run of himself.
# Influential
Muller will be 'massively missed' at Ulster says Andrew Trimble
The Ireland wing has paid tribute to the South African’s outstanding leadership at the province.
# moving upstairs
Leo Cullen to take over as Leinster forwards coach
The province’s captain is understood to have agreed a move into the coaching set-up next season.
# Premier Legend
Tipperary's Brendan Cummins announces his retirement
The long-serving goalkeeper has brought the curtain down on a brilliant career.
# Referee
Referee Alain Rolland to retire at the end of the season
The 47-year-old will hang up his whistle after one more year.
# coach rog
O'Gara tipped return to Munster after coaching Racing Metro and Sexton
Former teammate Marcus Horan says the outhalf was looking at hanging up his boots even befoe the Heineken Cup semi-final defeat.
Hanging up the boots: The Premier League retiring XI
The list reads like a pretty decent Championship Manager 03/04 team.
# Retiring
Pioneering US TV anchor Barbara Walters will retire next year
As the first woman to anchor a daily network TV news show, the 83-year-old was a pioneer who interviewed some of the biggest names in politics and the world of celebrity.
# rock hard
4 of the finest rugby moments from the retiring Johnny 'Concrete' O'Connor
The Connacht flanker announced he is to step away from the professional game today.
# brothers in blue
'Strong, successful teams are built around players like Isa Nacewa' - Rob Kearney
The Leinster fullback believes his team will ‘massively’ miss the presence of the soon-to-retire Kiwi.
# fan favourite
Former Leinster 10 Felipe Contepomi to retire from rugby at the end of the season
The Argentine outhalf played 116 times for the Blues and kicked 1225 points.
# Retiring
End of the line as Conleth Gilligan calls it a day with Derry
The Ballinderry Shamrocks man insists he’ll continue to line out for his club until he’s 40, however.
# Winged
Injuries force Ulster winger Simon Danielli to hang up his boots
The Scotland international, who spent five years at Ravenhill, has been forced to retire as a back injury takes its toll.
Micko to hang up his boots at the end of the season
Munster confirmed today that the 33-year-old is the latest Irish international set to retire.
# Kicking Machine
Tributes pour in for Wilkinson
Peers of the England fly-half have praised his professionalism after yesterday’s announcement that he is retiring from international rugby.
# Retiring
Goodbye: Anne Doyle's last news bulletin to be on Christmas Day
The veteran and much-loved broadcaster is taking early retirement and will appear on our screens for the last time later this month.
# Highlight Reel
WATCH: 10 moments of brilliance from NFL legend Randy Moss
One of American football’s great receivers is hanging up his cleats, according to his agent.