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#Retirement

# retirement - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Paul O’Connell: ‘I don’t know whether this will be my last Six Nations’

The Ireland captain says he doesn’t want to have any regrets when he makes a decision about retirement.

# retirement - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

One of Wexford’s longest serving hurlers has retired

Defender Keith Rossiter is stepping down after 12 years in the purple and gold

# retirement - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

They saved me from retirement: Reddan reels back the years ahead of Wasps clash

The 34-year-old admits he feels ‘indebted’ to the Premiership club, with whom he won a Heineken Cup and Premiership.

# retirement - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Alan Brogan’s Dublin future is likely to become clearer this week

The 2011 Footballer of the Year is set to sit down with manager Jim Gavin.

# retirement - Friday 9 January, 2015

See ya in Coppers, Bryan? Cullen announces Dublin retirement

The wing forward won two All-Irelands with the capital.

# retirement - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

After beating cancer, Gary O’Neill hangs up his boots to spend time with the kids

The 32-year-old striker has decided to pack it in and enjoy family life.

# retirement - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water insists it WILL be reducing local authority staff numbers Retirement

Irish Water insists it WILL be reducing local authority staff numbers

A report today claimed a ‘secret deal’ had been made which would see Irish Water forced to automatically fill vacancies after retirements.

# retirement - Saturday 3 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point Retirement

Opinion: Our state pensions ponzi scheme is nearing a breaking point

The demographic pressures on our welfare system are becoming less and less tomorrow’s problem…

# retirement - Thursday 25 December, 2014

# retirement - Monday 22 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Revenue has ‘no competence’ to collect water charges – and that’s from Revenue boss No Thanks

Revenue has ‘no competence’ to collect water charges – and that’s from Revenue boss

The outgoing chairperson Josephine Feehily also says she’s looking forward to holding the Garda Commissioner to scrutiny in her new role.

# retirement - Friday 5 December, 2014

‘I knew this was my last year, so I was able to enjoy every moment’ – JJ Delaney

The Kilkenny star says, whatever happened, 2014 was going to be his final season.

# retirement - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Kilkenny’s Tommy Walsh is retiring from intercounty hurling

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

# retirement - Friday 14 November, 2014

Two of Offaly’s longest-serving hurlers have retired from inter-county action

Rory Hanniffy and Kevin Brady are hanging up their hurleys.

# retirement - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Olympian Barry Murphy decides to hang up his Speedos and goggles

The Irish swimmer has called it a day.

# retirement - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Another Munster SHC winning hurler from Waterford has called it a day

The 31-year-old joins fellow Deise Seamus Prendergast in announcing his retirement from the inter-county game.

# retirement - Friday 26 September, 2014

‘I think he’ll say there’s still a role for him’ – Bernard Brogan on Alan’s potential retirement

The younger Brogan hopes his older sibling comes back for 2015.

# retirement - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

More good news for Kerry fans on Tommy Walsh, retirement talk and minor champions

Éamonn Fitzmaurice predicts that the future is positive for the Kingdom.

# retirement - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Li Na bids her farewell to tennis with highly emotional press-conference

The 32 year-old announced last week that persistent knee injuries was the reason behind her decision to quit.

# retirement - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you’re old Age Friendly

Opinion: Dublin is a great place to live, but not necessarily when you’re old

By 2041, the number of people in this country over the age of 65 is predicted to reach 1.4 million.

Irish two-time Olympian Colin Griffin announces his retirement

The 32-year-old race walker has decided to hang up the spikes.

# retirement - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Opinion: Why Shay Given is still needed and Ireland can’t win anything with ‘kids’ It's A Given This post contains a poll

Opinion: Why Shay Given is still needed and Ireland can’t win anything with ‘kids’

Reports today suggest that the 38-year-old goalkeeper is set for a return to the international set-up.

# retirement - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Down’s former Allstar goalkeeper Brendan McVeigh has retired

Down have lost the 2010 Allstar after nine years between the sticks for the Mourne men.

# retirement - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Smith back in Springboks squad 18 months after retiring from rugby

The 33-year-old’s return to the peak of the game has been astonishing.

# retirement - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Twitter reacts as Xavi announces his retirement from international football

Gary Lineker, Jamie Carragher, Luis Garcia and others paid tribute to Spain’s midfield maestro.

Spanish great Xavi announces his retirement from international football

The 34-year-old is the most decorated player in Spanish football history.

# retirement - Saturday 2 August, 2014

‘The World Cup for me is a long way away’ – Ireland captain O’Connell

The Munster lock admits his body needs to be managed smartly if he is to make the global tournament.

# retirement - Friday 1 August, 2014

Dunne one of the few latter day Irish stars worthy of comparison to Charlton generation

The defender has retired from international football at the age of 34.

5 of Richard Dunne’s most memorable performances in an Ireland jersey

The Irish defender announced his retirement from international football last night.

# retirement - Monday 21 July, 2014

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.

# retirement - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Tindall bows out to complete England ’03 World Cup squad retirement

The 35-year-old announced his decision on Twitter this morning.

# retirement - Monday 7 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This chart shows how the strength of the garda force has changed since 2008 STrength

This chart shows how the strength of the garda force has changed since 2008

Frances Fitzgerald has said the first group of trainees are expected to join the force in early 2015.

# retirement - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Good night and good luck: Michael Murphy reads his last RTÉ bulletin Anchor Man

Good night and good luck: Michael Murphy reads his last RTÉ bulletin

The 65-year-old is retiring from the national broadcaster.

# retirement - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Former Connacht and Scotland outhalf Dan Parks retires after ’11 great years as a pro’

“You get to a point,” the Australian told TheScore.ie, “where you’re running and others are catching up, and passing you.”

# retirement - Friday 6 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Missing British pensioner turns up at D-Day events in France Once Was Lost

Missing British pensioner turns up at D-Day events in France

The 89-year-old went missing from his retirement home and was found enjoying an anniversary get-together with comrades in France.

# retirement - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

‘I think I just need a break from rugby’ – Stephen Ferris on his retirement

The Ulster flanker has thanked the province’s fans and backroom staff on the day he officially hung up his boots.

# retirement - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan None The Wiser

Brian Purcell appears before the Justice Committee, but refuses to answer questions about Callinan

Members of the committee slammed his lack of cooperation as “farcical”.

# retirement - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Paul Warwick: ‘I don’t want to be in a wheelchair after a few years of rugby’

The former Connacht and Munster back retired from rugby this week after incurring a worrying neck injury.

# retirement - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

8 hurlers getting set for their first championship summer in retirement IN THE STANDS This post contains images

8 hurlers getting set for their first championship summer in retirement

Tony Browne, Brendan Cummins; some of the all time greats will be watching from the stands this summer.

# retirement - Monday 19 May, 2014

Muller may make move into coaching after a year back on the farm

The lock has already declined offers in favour of enjoying some well-deserved R&R in the Southern Cape.

Neck injury forces Munster favourite Paul Warwick to hang up his boots

The Australian, who also played with Connacht, has called time on his playing career.

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