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#Hanging up the boots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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.

# hanging-up-the-boots - 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.

# hanging-up-the-boots - 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.

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

Lions captain Sam Warburton announces surprise retirement from rugby at 29

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McMenamin retires from Tyrone

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

# hanging-up-the-boots - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Bergin announces retirement from the Tribesmen

Galway manager Alan Mulholland will have to plan without one of his longest serving players for the 2013 season.

# hanging-up-the-boots - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Dan Parks retires from Scotland with immediate effect

The fly-half has called time on his international career less than a week into this year’s Six Nations.