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#Bowing out

# bowing-out - Thursday 10 January, 2019

Dundalk captain O'Donnell retires as he takes up role on club's backroom team

The 32-year-old has called time on a glittering playing career, after winning six League of Ireland titles.

# bowing-out - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Dublin's 2013 Leinster-winning captain calls time on inter-county hurling career

Johnny McCaffrey made his senior debut in 2006.

Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years

Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county football.

# bowing-out - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Limerick hurling stalwart Hickey announces his inter-county retirement

Seamus Hickey made his debut for the county back in 2006.

# bowing-out - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

Wales' most capped player to retire this weekend due to 'chronic' knee injury

Gethin Jenkins will call time on his decorated career after Cardiff’s Pro14 clash against Zebre on Sunday.

# bowing-out - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Two-time world champion Alonso announces Formula One retirement

The 37-year-old Spaniard has 32 Grand Prix wins to his name in 17 seasons.

# bowing-out - Friday 15 June, 2018

Departing Graham Burke signs off with another goal as Rovers leave Limerick with the spoils

Preston-bound Burke netted once and hit the post with a rasper as he ended his final Hoops game in victory.

# bowing-out - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'He hits like an absolute train' - Stockdale lauds retiring mentor Trimble

The 33-year-old Ulsterman announced his retirement from professional rugby earlier today.

# bowing-out - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Nina Carberry joins Katie Walsh in retirement after Punchestown victory

The 33-year-old signs off with seven Cheltenham winners and an Irish Grand National triumph to her credit.

# bowing-out - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Ireland's hopes of making World Rugby Sevens Series cruelly dashed with injury time defeat

Anthony Eddy’s side suffered a late 12-7 loss at the hands of Japan.

# bowing-out - Friday 2 March, 2018

Wales and Ospreys winger forced to retire at 25 after back surgery

Eli Walker made his international debut against Ireland back in 2015.

# bowing-out - Monday 26 February, 2018

'One of the true greats' - Praise for Jamie Heaslip after he calls time on rugby career

The Leinster and Ireland player announced his retirement today.

# bowing-out - Monday 22 January, 2018

End of an era as long-serving Limerick duo call time on their inter-county careers

Johnny McCarthy and Seanie Buckley have called it a day.

# bowing-out - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From Gerald Fleming on why he's finishing up at Met Éireann (but bringing the weather with him) Everywhere He Goes

Gerald Fleming on why he's finishing up at Met Éireann (but bringing the weather with him)

Gerald Fleming is bowing out as Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann.

# bowing-out - Monday 28 August, 2017

'Warrior. Leader. Inspiration. Legend. Gentleman' - Tributes to Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh

The Red Hand colossus has bowed out of inter-county football after making 89 senior championship appearances.

# bowing-out - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Shamrock Rovers' European campaign ends with a whimper in Czech Republic

Stephen Bradley’s men were unable to overturn the first leg deficit as they lost 2-0 tonight.

# bowing-out - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Leinster lock's France move is off as Mike McCarthy is forced to retire due to injury

The 35-year-old has ended his rugby career on medical advice.

# bowing-out - Thursday 17 November, 2016

One of Laois' best-known hurlers retires from inter-county game at just 28

Hip injuries have forced Willie Hyland to step away.

# bowing-out - Monday 7 November, 2016

Two former Roscommon captains have retired from inter-county football

Manager Kevin McStay has paid tribute to Geoffrey Claffey and Niall Carty.

# bowing-out - Saturday 8 October, 2016

Kilmacud Crokes end Ballyboden's reign as All-Ireland senior club football champions

Dublin All-Ireland winner Paul Mannion scored the crucial goal for the winners.

# bowing-out - Monday 5 September, 2016

There'll be new county senior hurling champions in Clare this year

Sixmilebridge were knocked out at the weekend.

# bowing-out - Monday 18 July, 2016

'It was maybe a bit emotional for our boys coming home' - Longford's great run ends

Denis Connerton felt recent exertions finally caught up on his side.

# bowing-out - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Swansea hold City, but Pellegrini delivers Champions League place for Pep

Andre Ayew’s deflected free-kick made for a nervy second half, but CIty kept a firm grip on the result they needed.

# bowing-out - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

One of the best Meath forwards of the last decade has retired

“Big loss” as Allstar Stephen Bray calls it a day.

# bowing-out - Saturday 12 September, 2015

Pennetta wins US Open - and then immediately announces her retirement

“This is how I say goodbye to tennis.”

# bowing-out - Thursday 23 July, 2015

UCD's European adventure comes to an end with heavy defeat

The Students bow out of the Europa League but not without another valiant display.

# bowing-out - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Kildare shook by the loss of 2 more players who are leaving for the States

It’s the latest in a long line of departures from Jason Ryan’s panel.

# bowing-out - Friday 29 May, 2015

'We had a few drinks...': Barbarian spirit still alive, but Jennings praises professional balance

The openside is enjoying his last week as a professional, but not too much.

# bowing-out - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Shane Jennings captains Barbarians XV containing Pienaar, Gopperth and Rokocoko

Robbie Deans has named four uncapped players to start in Thomond Park, including Jimmy Gopperth and Toulon’s David Smith.

# bowing-out - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

'The career has to become my priority' - All-Ireland-winning camogie captain retires at 27

Cork’s Anna Geary has announced the surprise decision this evening.

# bowing-out - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Some of the GAA's biggest names explain why Henry was, quite simply, The King Bowing Out This post contains videos

Some of the GAA's biggest names explain why Henry was, quite simply, The King

The GAA has produced a superb tribute that sums up all that was great about Shefflin.

# bowing-out - 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.

# bowing-out - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Former Dublin captain Stephen Hiney retires from inter-county hurling

Team-mates pay tribute to an “inspirational leader” and “warrior.”

# bowing-out - Monday 24 November, 2014

Kilkenny's All-Ireland winning goalkeeper David Herity announces his retirement

“I am so proud to have represented my county during such a historic era for Kilkenny hurling.”

# bowing-out - Thursday 20 November, 2014

'Basketball saved me' - First openly gay player retires at 35

“I needed to live the past few years as an openly gay basketball player in order to be at peace retiring today.”

# bowing-out - Monday 29 September, 2014

McGinley vows to bow out 'undefeated like a good heavyweight champion'

The Irish Ryder Cup captain won’t be back again in two years.

# bowing-out - 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.

# bowing-out - Monday 14 July, 2014

Munster club champions Dr Crokes see Kerry five-in-a-row title dream end

James O’Donoghue helped Legion claim a 0-17 to 0-15 win over Kerry kingpins Dr Crokes.

# bowing-out - Friday 11 July, 2014

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.

# bowing-out - Sunday 29 June, 2014

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.

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