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# Wave Goodbye

Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
'Football, thank you': Shelbourne captain Luke Byrne forced to retire aged 30
Ongoing knee issues bring an early end to defender’s career.
'The lads were saying tonight: Why didn’t you cry?'
James McClean bowed out last night after 103 appearances at international level.
Last month
November 2023
Shamrock Rovers make Honohan first new signing ahead of historic five-in-a-row tilt
Meanwhile, Daniel Kelly has left Dundalk after five seasons and 156 appearances for the Lilywhites.
This year
Padraic Maher leaves role as Tipperary selector
The 34-year-old previously represented the county as a player for more than 10 years.
Scotland's Stuart McInally retires at 33
The hooker has endured a roller-coaster of emotions since he first announced in April his plan to call it a day.
After 11 years and 416 appearances, Verratti leaves PSG in €45 million deal
The Italy midfielder has signed for Qatari side Al-Arabi.
Out-of-favour duo set to leave Spurs, Ramos returns to boyhood club
Davinson Sanchez and Tanguy Ndombele are both on the verge of a move to Galatasaray.
Jeremy Doku joins Manchester City on five-year deal as Laporte departs
29-year-old Spain defender Laporte has signed for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.
Ben Foster retires from football after conceding 5 goals at the weekend
He made 390 appearances in the Premier League and played eight times for England.
'Today is a sad day for me' – David Silva retires due to knee injury
The Spaniard played a significant role in Manchester City’s rise.
Riyad Mahrez set to leave Man City in €34 million deal
A bid from Saudi Arabian club Al Ahli has been accepted.
Cesar Azpilicueta's 11-year stay at Chelsea comes to an end
The Spanish defender has returned home to join Atletico Madrid.
Jota's Celtic exit confirmed
The 24-year-old is joining Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad.
Chelsea goalkeeper joins exodus to Saudi Arabia
Edouard Mendy has become the third player to leave the Blues for the country.
Edin Dzeko leaves Inter weeks after Champions League final
The former Man City striker has joined Fenerbahce.
Everton duo's departures confirmed
Tom Davies and Asmir Begovic are leaving, while Seamus Coleman has been offered a new deal.
Legendary commentator Martin Tyler to leave Sky Sports after 33 years
The 77-year-old has been the voice of football since the launch of the Premier League in 1992.
6 years on from €47 million move, Bakayoko leaves Chelsea
The 28-year-old was signed in 2017 but has not played for the club since the end of his first season.
Leeds release 4 players after relegation
Will Brook, Adam Forshaw, Stuart McKinstry and Joel Robles are all set to depart.
Club legend Paulo Maldini leaves AC Milan
The former player has stepped down from his role as the club’s technical director.
Veteran duo to leave Wolves
Joao Moutinho and Diego Costa are to leave the club when their current contracts expire.
Former Man United star Jesse Lingard leaves Nottingham Forest
He featured just four times in 2023 and will now look for a third club in three years.
Youri Tielemans to leave Leicester
The Belgian international is out of contract this summer.
Ex-England international Ashley Young to leave Aston Villa
The 37-year-old made 250 appearances across two spells for the club.
Leinster confirm list of 10 departing players
Johnny Sexton, Dave Kearney and James Tracy are among the notable names.
Man United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy resigns as PSV boss
The former Netherlands striker did not feel he had sufficient support after recent discussions about ‘internal affairs’, according to the Dutch club.
Alfredo Morelos among 5 players set to leave Rangers
The Colombia striker, winger Ryan Kent, veteran goalkeeper Allan McGregor, midfielder Scott Arfield and defender Filip Helander will depart Ibrox.
Jake Humphrey ‘stepping back’ from lead presenting role with BT Sport
He has also established his production company Whisper Group as well as the successful High Performance podcast.
Champions League hero Lucas Moura to leave Tottenham
The Brazilian forward has struggled for fitness and form this campaign with no goals in his 17 appearances.
4 LIV rebels quit European Tour
Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Richard Bland have officially resigned.
Spain winger who made bench for 2002 World Cup clash with Ireland to retire
41-year-old Joaquin played 51 times for his country and has over 600 La Liga appearances under his belt.
Dublin GAA confirm CEO John Costello set to retire
It brings to an end a 29-year-old reign that included the implementation of the strategic plan — ‘The Blue Wave’ — in 2011.
Connacht's Alex Wootton set to retire
The former Munster and Ireland 7s player has confirmed he will be calling it a day at the end of the season.
Ex-Ireland and Lions prop Jack McGrath announces retirement at 33
The Dubliner has been without a club since being released by Ulster at the end of last season
Italy icon De Rossi sacked after just 4 months
The 39-year-old replaced Roberto Venturato in October but failed to move SPAL up the table.
All Blacks World Cup winner Coles set to retire
He will hang up his boots after 17 years of professional rugby for Wellington, the Hurricanes and New Zealand.
Australian rugby great Giteau retires at 40
He was a key part of the Wallabies that reached. the 2015 Rugby World Cup final.
France and Man United star Varane announces international retirement at 29
The player is now set to miss Didier Deschamps’ side’s trip to the Aviva Stadium in March.
Spain defender leaves Leeds with €18 million option to buy
Diego Llorente has signed for Jose Mourinho’s Roma on loan.
Last year
One of Clare's longest-serving players set to retire from inter-county football
David Tubridy has reportedly called time on his career.