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# calling-it-a-day - Friday 31 May, 2019

Rob Green retires after lifting Europa League trophy in full kit despite not being in Chelsea squad

The former England goalkeeper has decided to hang up his gloves at the age of 39.

# calling-it-a-day - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Ex-France fullback Spedding announces retirement at 33

The South-African born back won 23 caps for France.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

Saracens winger to retire at the end of the season after 17-year career

David Strettle started the Premiership club’s Champions Cup win over Munster last weekend.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 15 April, 2019

'A true warrior of our game': Aussie great Horwill to retire

The 62-time capped second row is hoping to bow out on a high by helping Harlequins to the Premiership title.

# calling-it-a-day - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain confirms retirement from international football

The forward has not featured for the Albiceleste since their World Cup exit in Russia last summer.

# calling-it-a-day - Sunday 24 March, 2019

New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement aged 29

The New Yorker has called it a day after securing his third Super Bowl championship in February.

# calling-it-a-day - Friday 22 March, 2019

'It's been epic': Ireland striker Jonathan Walters announces retirement from football aged 35

The forward scored 14 goals in 54 international appearances for Ireland.

# calling-it-a-day - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Starting out under Micko, 17 seasons with Kildare and the story behind the nickname of Leper

Eamonn Callaghan reflects on his long Kildare career after retiring this year.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

Wimbledon finalist Radwanska announces retirement aged 29

The Poland native cited health issues as the reason behind her decision.

# calling-it-a-day - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns

Pete Browne confirmed his retirement on Tuesday after three seasons spent at Kingspan Stadium.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Former Ireland International Player of the Year Karen Duggan announces retirement aged 27

The Peamount footballer made her Ireland debut in 2013 and has also secured All-Ireland camogie titles with Kilkenny.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 6 August, 2018

The longest serving inter-county footballer confirms retirement after 19 seasons

Ryan McCluskey made his Fermanagh debut in 2000 and was an integral figure on route to the All-Ireland semi-finals in 2004.

# calling-it-a-day - Saturday 7 July, 2018

After a four-year stint, Michael Ryan steps down as Westmeath hurling boss

‘My journey is at an end now but we’ve had some fantastic days .’

# calling-it-a-day - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Iniesta announces international retirement following Spain's World Cup exit

After more than 130 caps and three major titles, including the 2010 World Cup, the former Barcelona midfielder has hung up his boots

# calling-it-a-day - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Mascherano announces international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit

The versatile 34-year-old has called time on his career with the Aliceleste.

# calling-it-a-day - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Willie Mullins' Vroum Vroum Mag retired ahead of Cheltenham Festival

Time has been called on the top-class mare’s racing career.

# calling-it-a-day - Monday 26 February, 2018

Jamie Heaslip announces his retirement with immediate effect

The 34-year-old won 95 caps for Ireland.

# 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.

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