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#Hanging up the boots

# hanging-up-the-boots - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Gary Brennan calls time on Clare career
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Gary Brennan calls time on Clare career

Jan 28th 2021, 3:23 PM 5,294 Views 4 Comments

The 2016 All-Star nominee made his debut for the county under Páidí Ó Sé.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 4 January, 2021

'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo
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# Exits

'Great team-mate', 'fantastic player', 'legend' - tributes paid to retiring Mayo duo

Jan 4th 2021, 8:08 PM 8,763 Views 0 Comments

David Clarke and Donal Vaughan have stepped away from inter-county duty.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL

Sep 2nd 2020, 9:04 AM 11,470 Views 2 Comments

Only Jim Stynes, Tadhg Kennelly and Zach Tuohy made more AFL appearances after switching codes from GAA.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Friday 3 July, 2020

Former Liverpool striker Baros retiring aged 38
# Calling Time
# Calling Time

Former Liverpool striker Baros retiring aged 38

Jul 3rd 2020, 1:59 PM 11,180 Views 10 Comments

The ex-Czech Republic international won the 2005 Champions League, and also claimed the Golden Boot at Euro 2004.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Saturday 30 November, 2019

Best bows out as Pivac begins Wales reign with thrilling defeat of Barbarians
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Best bows out as Pivac begins Wales reign with thrilling defeat of Barbarians

Nov 30th 2019, 6:53 PM 18,442 Views 15 Comments

The former Ireland captain received a standing ovation at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Ex-England captain Hartley retires at the age of 33
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Ex-England captain Hartley retires at the age of 33

Nov 7th 2019, 1:32 PM 12,894 Views 28 Comments

The hooker is the nation’s second-most capped player, having made 97 appearances.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

All-Ireland winner and All-Star defender calls time on Donegal career
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# Hanging Up The Boots

All-Ireland winner and All-Star defender calls time on Donegal career

Nov 5th 2019, 11:32 AM 9,497 Views 5 Comments

Frank McGlynn has announced his inter-county retirement.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Friday 30 August, 2019

Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30

Aug 30th 2019, 11:27 AM 38,282 Views 23 Comments

The midfielder thanked his family for helping ‘a young boy live out his dreams’ as a knee injury caught up with him.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football
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# Finito

Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole announces retirement from football

Aug 18th 2019, 3:29 PM 6,235 Views 3 Comments

The left-back won Premier League and Champions League titles, and picked up over a hundred caps for England during a 20-year career.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Friday 26 July, 2019

Ex-Man City and England defender Micah Richards retires aged 31
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Ex-Man City and England defender Micah Richards retires aged 31

Jul 26th 2019, 3:04 PM 14,649 Views 5 Comments

He won the Premier League title in 2012, but was most recently on the books at Aston Villa.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Friday 28 June, 2019

Ex-Liverpool and Roma midfielder Aquilani announces retirement
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Ex-Liverpool and Roma midfielder Aquilani announces retirement

Jun 28th 2019, 5:47 PM 9,483 Views 11 Comments

The former Italian international has decided to call it a day at the age of 34.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 21 January, 2019

Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement
# Calling Time
# Calling Time

Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement

Jan 21st 2019, 1:24 PM 11,337 Views 2 Comments

The 34-year-old, who began his career at West Ham, earned 54 caps for England.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Thursday 17 January, 2019

'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'
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# Hanging Up The Boots

'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'

Jan 17th 2019, 6:40 PM 11,458 Views 1 Comment

Killian Brennan reflects on an incredible career in the League of Ireland after announcing his retirement this week.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 6th 2018, 4:54 PM 10,369 Views 4 Comments

Johnny McCaffrey made his senior debut in 2006.

Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years
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# A Class Act

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

Dec 6th 2018, 9:29 AM 3,361 Views 1 Comment

Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county football.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

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

Sep 26th 2018, 6:30 PM 8,263 Views 0 Comments

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

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 6 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 6th 2018, 3:08 PM 19,827 Views 7 Comments

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

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29

Jul 18th 2018, 12:24 PM 37,096 Views 46 Comments

It’s a major blow for Wales head coach Warren Gatland ahead of next year’s World Cup in Japan.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season
# Legend
# Legend

All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season

Mar 21st 2018, 4:54 PM 9,450 Views 11 Comments

The 36-year-old won two World Cups with New Zealand.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 12 March, 2018

After over 400 appearances for Man United, Carrick confirms he's retiring at the end of the season
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# Hanging Up The Boots

After over 400 appearances for Man United, Carrick confirms he's retiring at the end of the season

Mar 12th 2018, 3:03 PM 6,227 Views 15 Comments

The former England midfielder has won five Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Europa League and the FA Cup with the Red Devils.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Dutch record caps holder Sneijder retires from international football
# Announcement
# Announcement

Dutch record caps holder Sneijder retires from international football

Mar 4th 2018, 1:41 PM 6,589 Views 6 Comments

After a meeting with new manager Ronald Koeman, the former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder is packing it in with the Netherlands.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 22 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 22nd 2018, 12:03 PM 8,549 Views 3 Comments

Johnny McCarthy and Seanie Buckley have called it a day.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Gaelic football's longest-serving inter-county player calls it a day after 17 years
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Gaelic football's longest-serving inter-county player calls it a day after 17 years

Jan 14th 2018, 10:22 AM 13,064 Views 2 Comments

Sligo forward Mark Breheny has announced his retirement this morning.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Eight-time Connacht champion Alan Dillon calls time on his Mayo career
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# Great Servant

Eight-time Connacht champion Alan Dillon calls time on his Mayo career

Nov 28th 2017, 8:10 AM 14,363 Views 16 Comments

‘I stand here at the end of this ride, knowing I gave it my all.’

# hanging-up-the-boots - Saturday 25 November, 2017

'I had the operation and was told I’d be training in six weeks. Six months passed and I couldn’t run properly'
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# Interview

'I had the operation and was told I’d be training in six weeks. Six months passed and I couldn’t run properly'

Nov 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 13,688 Views 2 Comments

Former League of Ireland footballer Ian Ryan talks about having to retire in his prime years and how he has remained involved in the game.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday
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The Yak is done! Ex-Premier League striker retires on his 35th birthday

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:52 PM 9,604 Views 5 Comments

The Nigerian scored 95 goals during spells with Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

The last link to Westmeath's 2004 Leinster-winning team has called it a day
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# End Of An Era

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

Oct 31st 2017, 6:11 PM 8,155 Views 3 Comments

Denis Glennon is hanging up his inter-county boots.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Friday 21 July, 2017

'I feel privileged and grateful': Connacht legend Naoupu calls time on 15-year career
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'I feel privileged and grateful': Connacht legend Naoupu calls time on 15-year career

Jul 21st 2017, 4:19 PM 8,529 Views 5 Comments

The powerful back-row forward played 102 times for the western province.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move
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'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move

May 18th 2017, 7:30 PM 8,458 Views 0 Comments

The 35-year-old has been forced to retire with immediate effect.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 20 February, 2017

The Donegal retirements continue as Gallagher the latest All-Ireland winner to depart
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The Donegal retirements continue as Gallagher the latest All-Ireland winner to depart

Feb 20th 2017, 5:26 PM 7,203 Views 4 Comments

Injury has forced the Glenswilly man to call it a day.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 26 December, 2016

Vidic, Gerrard, Reid and more of our favourite footballers who hung up their boots in 2016
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# Legends

Vidic, Gerrard, Reid and more of our favourite footballers who hung up their boots in 2016

Dec 26th 2016, 7:00 AM 4,393 Views 4 Comments

From League of Ireland heroes to World Cup winners.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 11 July, 2016

Limerick stalwart calls time on inter-county career
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# Over And Out

Limerick stalwart calls time on inter-county career

Jul 11th 2016, 8:35 PM 11,523 Views 3 Comments

Pa Ranahan, 32, has decided to bow out after last weekend’s defeat to Cork.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Friday 8 April, 2016

Dublin's Conal Keaney announces his retirement from the inter-county game
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Dublin's Conal Keaney announces his retirement from the inter-county game

Apr 8th 2016, 8:40 AM 6,947 Views 10 Comments

The dual star has called time on his career with the Dubs.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Andy Goode forced to retire just two months after joining London Irish
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Andy Goode forced to retire just two months after joining London Irish

Sep 9th 2015, 5:25 PM 8,598 Views 13 Comments

Goode retires as the Premiership’s second-highest points scorer.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Friday 20 February, 2015

Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings
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# Standard Setter

Leinster will lose a key leader with retirement of cult hero Jennings

Feb 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 3,907 Views 3 Comments

The 33-year-old yesterday announced his decision to hang up his boots at the season’s end.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Ireland's 'Ginger Pele' Gary Doherty has announced his retirement
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# Sad Day

Ireland's 'Ginger Pele' Gary Doherty has announced his retirement

Dec 18th 2014, 10:10 AM 7,407 Views 17 Comments

The Doc is hanging up his boots at the age of 34.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 28 April, 2014

After 287 goals and 5 Premier League promotions, 40-year-old Kevin Phillips is retiring
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After 287 goals and 5 Premier League promotions, 40-year-old Kevin Phillips is retiring

Apr 28th 2014, 4:03 PM 4,421 Views 7 Comments

The veteran Leicester City striker has announced that he will call it a day this weekend.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

'I was one of the lucky ones' - Gary Connaughton retires from Westmeath
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'I was one of the lucky ones' - Gary Connaughton retires from Westmeath

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:11 PM 3,425 Views 2 Comments

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

# hanging-up-the-boots - Monday 20 May, 2013

Hanging up the boots: The Premier League retiring XI
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Hanging up the boots: The Premier League retiring XI

May 20th 2013, 1:07 PM 4,529 Views 4 Comments

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

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

McMenamin retires from Tyrone
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McMenamin retires from Tyrone

Oct 31st 2012, 11:20 AM 988 Views 2 Comments

The long-serving defender has bowed out after 13 years in the inter-county football game.

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