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# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Hull City's Mason forced to retire a year after fracturing skull in Premier League game against Chelsea

Mason joined Hully City in August 2016 from Tottenham.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

One of the all-time greats, Ronaldinho, officially hangs up his boots A Joy To Watch This post contains videos

One of the all-time greats, Ronaldinho, officially hangs up his boots

The former Brazilian and Barcelona superstar is finally retiring from the professional game at the age of 37.

# calling-it-a-day - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Colm O'Rourke steps down as manager of back-to-back Meath senior champions

The pundit guided Simonstown Gaels to a first-ever senior county title in 2016.

# calling-it-a-day - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Former Ballon d'Or and World Cup winner Kaká announces retirement

The 35-year-old won the Champions League, Serie A, La Liga and the World Cup.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

The last link to Westmeath's 2004 Leinster-winning team has called it a day

Denis Glennon is hanging up his inter-county boots.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

2013 All-Ireland final goalscorer announces retirement from Clare hurling duty at just 27

Darach Honan becomes the fourth member of the All-Ireland winning side to retire.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 9 October, 2017

Ireland's first female Olympic gymnast announces her retirement at 19

Ellis O’Reilly hopes her achievements will inspire a new generation.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 2 October, 2017

Ex-Liverpool and England striker Rickie Lambert announces his retirement at 35

Lambert featured for England at the 2014 World Cup.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career

With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Ciarán McKeever announces inter-county retirement

The 34-year old has been part of the Armagh squad since 2003.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

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Daniel Day-Lewis is calling it quits on his acting career

The multi Oscar-winning actor is giving up his acting career at the age of 60.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 23 January, 2017

Five-time Kerry All-Ireland winning defender O'Mahony retires from inter-county football

The Rathmore player also won three All-Star awards.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'The pain is unbearable': Ex-Chelsea defender forced into retirement

Alex spent five years at Stamford Bridge.

# calling-it-a-day - Thursday 15 December, 2016

Ireland's World medallist Caroline Ryan announces her retirement

The Kildare native has called time on an illustrious international cycling career.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Tributes paid as Irish jockey Carberry announces retirement due to injury

The Meath native has brought his career to an end.

# calling-it-a-day - Friday 5 August, 2016

Liverpool midfielder Milner retires from England duty aged 30

After winning 61 England caps in a seven-year spell, Milner has called time on his international career.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Irish centre James Downey announces retirement after 'rollercoaster' career

The 35-year-old Dubliner is set to embark on a new role in the financial world.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

'I went into Leinster on a 6-week trial and would have been happy just to get free gear'

After calling time on his career, Darragh Fanning is looking forward to the next chapter of his life.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Olympic swimmer Gráinne Murphy retires at the age of 22

The Wexford athlete won a silver medal at the European Championships in 2010.

# calling-it-a-day - Saturday 13 February, 2016

'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.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Shefflin, Hayes and Corbett just 3 hurlers who won't be playing inter-county in 2016

Tipp exodus dominates the most prominent retirees.

# calling-it-a-day - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Some of Gaelic football's biggest names hung up their inter-county boots in 2015

Meath, Derry and Dublin among those counties hit hardest.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Tipperary lose another one as two-time Allstar announces retirement

Shane McGrath’s 10-year senior inter-county career is over.

# calling-it-a-day - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Mayo GAA confirm that Keith Higgins is NOT retiring

The star’s Twitter account previously indicated he was “calling it a day”.

# calling-it-a-day - Friday 5 December, 2014

Another Kilkenny hurling legend bows out as JJ Delaney retires

The defender retires after winning nine All-Ireland senior medals.

# calling-it-a-day - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh is retiring from intercounty hurling

The 31-year-old made the announcement this morning.

# calling-it-a-day - Friday 12 September, 2014

Paddy Keenan announces his retirement from intercounty football

The 2010 Allstar midfielder hangs up his boots after 12 years of representing his county.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

10 recently retired footballers who we'll miss

We pay tribute to the players who hung up their boots in 2013.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

‘I was one of the lucky ones’ – Gary Connaughton retires from Westmeath

The legendary goalkeeper has called time on his inter-county career.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 20 May, 2013

Hanging up the boots: The Premier League retiring XI

The list reads like a pretty decent Championship Manager 03/04 team.

# calling-it-a-day - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Kildare legend Earley announces retirement from inter-county football

The Lilywhites midfielder is hanging up his boots due to a back injury.

# calling-it-a-day - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Paul Scholes is hanging up the boots - for good this time

The veteran Manchester United midfielder will retire for the second time at the end of the season.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 25 February, 2013

Dubs player Barry Cahill announces retirement

The 2011 All-Ireland winner has brought the curtain down on his inter-county career.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

England captain Strauss retires from cricket

The 35-year-old has announced in a statement that he will step down with Alastair Cook taking over the role.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

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.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Calling it a day: Ollie Cahill retires from football

The winger has been out of contract since the end of last season and today announced that his illustrious career has come to an end.

# calling-it-a-day - Friday 9 December, 2011

Limerick's Tommy Stack and Shane Gallagher hang up their boots

Maurice Horan will have to do without two more of his most experienced players after their pair announced their retirement.