# Bowing out

This year
Marouane Fellaini announces retirement from football
Last year
'Football, thank you': Shelbourne captain Luke Byrne forced to retire aged 30
Phil Taylor to retire from darts at the end of next year
'It was always Munster' - Andrew Conway announces retirement from rugby
'It was always Munster' - Andrew Conway announces retirement from rugby
Referee Wayne Barnes announces retirement after record-breaking career
England wing Jonny May retires from Test rugby
Courtney Lawes to retire from England duty when Rugby World Cup ends
Wales out-half Dan Biggar to retire from international duty after World Cup
Mayo's Jason Doherty announces retirement from inter-county football
After 600+ appearances and 200+ goals, Eoin Doyle announces his retirement
'Today is a sad day for me' – David Silva retires due to knee injury
'It's the moment to say goodbye': Tearful Zlatan Ibrahimovic announces retirement aged 41
Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockey Bryan Cooper announces retirement
All time
Fernando Santos quits as Portugal boss after World Cup shock
Former Chelsea and England defender Gary Cahill retires from football aged 36
Gamers to bid farewell to Fifa franchise after 30 years
Over and out as NFL great Gronkowski retires for second time
Ireland's Anna Caplice announces retirement from international rugby
Dublin great Niamh McEvoy announces retirement
Former England striker Jermain Defoe retires aged 39
Irish pair Willie O'Connor and Keane Barry suffer defeat in semi-finals of UK Open
'It was just thinking of everything, what this jersey means' - Griffin
Wales international Hallam Amos to quit rugby at 27
Skill, scores and stardom - Galway's Canning departs with hurling acclaim ringing in his ears
'I have enjoyed every day here' - No regrets as Fardy prepares for life after Leinster
'I think it's something special' - O'Donnell happy to retire as a one-club man
Former Scotland and Lions winger Tommy Seymour announces retirement at 32
End of the road as ex-Wallabies captain Pocock calls time on rugby career
Offaly hurling stalwart Bergin calls it a day after 13 years
Sinn Féin's Jonathan O'Brien won't be contesting the next general election
Double Olympic champion Nicola Adams retires due to concerns over sight
'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'
Gatland hopes incoming Pivac can keep Wales out of the 'doldrums'
'He's a god of the game' - Gatland to bow out against his native New Zealand
Mulqueen withdraws from Clare manager race to leave Lohan as only candidate
'We felt we prepared well, we felt we had a game-plan'
Super Bowl winner Brock Osweiler announces retirement from NFL aged 28
'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran
Ireland's European dream dies as German draw not enough for semi-final spot