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# Stalwart

Last year
# Stalwart
Andy Boyle commits his future to Dundalk by signing new deal
Boyle first joined the club in 2012 before enjoying a stint with Preston.
# Stalwart
Finlay: 'That was a special moment. It is certainly one for the club to be proud of'
Ballybay’s Paul Finlay on that famous county final photograph and celebrating with his family.
# Stalwart
McCarthy to continue with Dubs in 2023 and says players have 'full faith' in Dessie Farrell
James McCarthy plans on returning for his 13th season with Dublin.
# 200 Club
Munster stalwart Archer keeps on racking up caps in 'phenomenal squad'
The 33-year-old recently signed a new contract extension with the province.
All time
# One Step At A Time
Five-time All-Ireland winner uncertain on inter-county future with Dublin
Niamh McEvoy is concentrating on a club final with St Sylvester’s this weekend before making a decision.
# Nicky Rackard Cup
Keith Higgins captains Mayo to Croke Park hurling glory
The Green and Red stalwart scored 0-7 in a man-of-the-match display, before climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand.
# Stalwart
'If I'm thinking I’m f*****g Busquets walking around, I’m no use'
Shane Keegan sat down for a hilarious chat with League of Ireland legend Chris Shields in a special episode of The Football Family.
# Stalwart
'Connacht have shown a lot of loyalty to me and I have been loyal to them'
Denis Buckley will become the third member of Connacht’s 200 Club this weekend.
# the bull
'He did the jobs you don't get huge praise for. He was world-class at those things'
John Hayes was indispensable for Munster and Ireland across the course of a decade.
# End of an era
Two-time All-Star calls time on Galway inter-county career after 14 years
Sinéad Burke had a glittering journey with the Tribe, though it ended on an unfortunate note.
# gk union
'Really good goalkeeper and professional' Barry Murphy joins St Pat's for third spell
The 35-year-old made his League of Ireland debut in 2005.
# Leader
Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football
A real leader on and off the pitch, Samantha Lambert bows out with three Celtic Crosses.
# Stalwart
Tom Parsons becomes latest Mayo player to announce inter-county retirement
The Charlestown midfielder is bowing out, following in the footsteps of Donie Vaughan and David Clarke.
# consistent
Keenan keen to kick on after starting all six of Ireland's autumn games
The Leinster man was uncapped before this busy run of Tests for Andy Farrell’s side.
# Family man
'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.
# End of the road
'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years
Daniel St Ledger is retiring from inter-county football, his club Kildavin/Clonegal say.
# Stalwart
Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final
The 33-year-old hopes to finish on a high with the Championship-bound club.
# Stalwart
PSG captain Thiago Silva set to leave after eight years
The Brazilian defender won’t be offered a contract extension when it expires at the end of the current campaign, according to reports.
# Blow
Donegal All-Ireland winner and 'real leader' retires from inter-county football
Declan Bonner confirmed Leo McLoone’s exit to local media outlets today.
# End of an era
Waterford great calls time on inter-county career after a remarkable 19-season stint
Déise ladies football stalwart Michelle Ryan has announced her inter-county retirement.
# Stalwart
Lampard confirms Chelsea in discussions with Willian over new contract
The Brazilian’s contract expires at the end of the season, but his manager is keen to keep him at the club.
# Stalwart
Baines signs Everton extension to keep him at Goodison for 13th season
The former England left-back is staying with the Toffees after penning a new one-year deal.
# Stalwart
'A proper legend' - 39-year-old Northern Ireland defender retires from football after Euro 2020 qualifier
Aaron Hughes, capped 112 times at international level, was in Michael O’Neill’s squad despite not having a club for the past month.
# Stalwart
Atletico Madrid captain Godin leaving after nine years at the club
The Uruguayan defender has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.
# Farewell
'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'
Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.
# Stalwart
Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster
The 31-year-old will bow out at the end of this season.
# Stalwart
183 caps later, Ireland's Darling announces retirement from international hockey
The Three Rock Rovers forward made his debut for the Green Machine in 2006 and went on to play at the Olympic Games and the World Cup.
# Stalwart
Elder lemon O'Halloran excited and primed for voyage under fifth Connacht coach
The fullback is now the most-capped player on the books of the western province.
# Stalwart
Testimonial man Henry promises high energy and a few surprises from Ulster this season
The Six Nations-winning back row will be honoured during Ulster’s pre-season clash with Gloucester today.
# balancing both
23 years with Wexford, between the posts for that Steph Roche goal and chasing national glory
Mary Rose Kelly captains Wexford as they face Meath in the Division 3 league final today.
# Influential
Yaya Toure to leave Man City this summer after eight years at the club
The Ivorian’s decorated spell will come to an end when his contract expires at the end of this season.
# Interview
'To be honest, I never thought my career would go the way it has gone'
Midfielder Chris Shields has become a Dundalk stalwart during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.
# Stalwart
Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China
The Catalan giants have announced the Argentine international is departing in this window.
# Stalwart
Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts
The 33-year-old Connacht captain lifted a trophy for the first time in his professional career.
# Stalwart
Limerick's 2013 Munster title-winning captain retires from inter-county hurling
Limerick boss TJ Ryan confirmed the news after today’s win over Cork.
# donners
'A very good friend, a very good team-mate and an excellent player': Foley on Donncha O'Callaghan
It looks like the Munster appearance record will be capped at 263.
Tributes pour in after Dublin, St Vincent's and UCD GAA stalwart Dave Billings passes away
Billings was also a former Dublin U21 manager.
# Stalwart
After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire
The 32-year-old felt he couldn’t give the required commitment to the inter-county scene this year.
# talisman
'The toughest decision of my life': Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure
The midfielder says he’s taking up a new challenge to ensure he doesn’t end his career with regrets.
# Stalwart
After 14 years and 114 caps, Steven Gerrard retires from England duty
The Liverpool captain says he made the decision as he wants to concentrate on club football.