# retire

This month
March 2023
# Wave Goodbye
Connacht's Alex Wootton set to retire
The former Munster and Ireland 7s player has confirmed he will be calling it a day at the end of the season.
Last year
# vow
I can’t retire until I fight Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury
Negotiations for an all-British blockbuster later this year broke down last month.
# End of the road
Former France fly-half set to retire
Lionel Beauxis announced on Friday night that he would be hanging up his boots at the end of the season.
# Wave Goodbye
Leinster and Ireland star Seán Cronin set to retire from rugby
The experienced forward, who turns 36 next month, has made 204 Leinster appearances in addition to winning 72 Ireland caps.
# Comeback
Mark Hughes was not ready for football to retire him
The former Man United star was appointed Bradford City manager earlier this week.
All time
# Wave Goodbye
After 66 appearances and a World Cup runners-up medal, France fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc to retire
The Bordeaux-Begles player confirmed the news in an interview published on Wednesday.
# Wave Goodbye
After 200 caps and a World Cup silver, Ireland star Daly retires
The 33-year-old has earned 200 caps since making her debut in 2010.
# experience
'I doubt if I’ll ever watch football again when I retire' - Warnock
The 72-year-old Middlesbrough boss has equalled Dario Gradi’s 1,601 games as a professional manager.
# Bowing out
Wales international Hallam Amos to quit rugby at 27
The Cardiff player is leaving the game at the end of the season to focus on his medical career.
# Wave Goodbye
Italy great to retire at end of season
Sergio Parisse confirmed the news on Friday.
# Wave Goodbye
German World Cup winner to retire at end of season
Sami Khedira is set to hang up his boots.
# Philip Austin
Tipperary Munster football winner retires after 15 seasons on senior squad
Philip Austin was the longest-serving member for last November’s historic Munster final win.
# Time to go
7 retirements over 6 days - change hits home in Kerry and Mayo football ranks ahead of new season
Long-serving players in both squads have called time on their inter-county careers.
# shining star
Roscommon 2010 Connacht final hero forced to retire from Gaelic football due to injury
Donie Shine was the man-of-the-match for Roscommon in the 2010 decider against Sligo.
# Crime
State Pathologist Marie Cassidy to retire
She has been in the role since 2004.
# No sugar coating
Prince Naseem Hamed absolutely destroys Chris Eubank Jr, tells him to retire
The former world champion wasn’t holding back after last night’s defeat to George Groves.
# Walking Away
Only one playing link left to 2008 All-Ireland winning side as Tyrone's McMahon retires
Justin McMahon was full-back for the Tyrone winning team in 2008.
# Big Joe
'I have to accept the reality' - Injury forces Tyrone All-Ireland winner McMahon to call it a day
The Omagh St-Enda’s man won All-Ireland senior medals in 2005 and 2008.
# dick clerkin
With two Ulster medals, the longest-serving inter-county Gaelic footballer has retired
The Monaghan midfielder won Ulster medals in 2013 and 2015
Tributes paid as Irish jockey Carberry announces retirement due to injury
The Meath native has brought his career to an end.
# Guess who's back
Donegal get boost as All-Ireland winner Kavanagh comes out of retirement
The 33 year-old has performed a u-turn.
# Walking Away
Lifting Sam, winning Allstars and Croke Park battles - Paul Galvin's football career
Galvin’s retirement for the second time was confirmed yesterday.
# Faithful
'I couldn’t judge my career based on medals or else what would be the point of doing it?'
Offaly’s Brian Carroll reflects on his hurling career after retiring this week.
# future plans
Usain Bolt mulls Rio retirement segue
The towering Jamaican said he was only 50-50 about running at the next world championships.
# Wave Goodbye
Spinal injury forces one of Ireland's top jockeys to retire
A statement issued today by Dr Adrian McGoldrick confirmed the news today.
Google's chief financial officer stepping down to ACTUALLY spend time with his family
He says he made the decision when wife asked ‘When is it going to be our time?’
# Parting ways
Kilkenny's hurling holiday farewell - 'It was also about saying goodbye to those legends'
5 Cats stars have retired since last summer’s championship.
# Decision time
Paul O'Connell will retire 'after the World Cup, or in the summer of 2016'
“The injuries have taken a bit off my career. There are certain things you can’t do in training.”
# Departing At The Top
Cork player retires with four All-Ireland medals and eight Allstar awards
Cork camogie player Jennifer O’Leary has retired.
# Legends
Tommy Walsh, Eoin Kelly, JJ Delaney and 13 other hurlers who called it a day in 2014
Cork, Waterford, Offaly, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford players called it a day this year.
# To Stay Or To Go
Alan Brogan's Dublin future - 'It is a difficult decision and one that I am struggling to make'
The Dublin forward is still undecided about his plans for 2015.
# Time to go
We'll be seeing less great inter-county goals as Down's Benny Coulter retires
Coulter has announced his retirement from the game.
# TW5
Kilkenny teammates, Munster opponents and Gaelic footballers all pay tribute to Tommy Walsh
Henry Shefflin, Eddie Brennan, Padraic Maher, Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Aidan O’Mahony are some of those heaping praise on the Kilkenny hurler who retired today.
# Walking Away
The man who put the ball in the net after Henry's handball to break Irish hearts has retired
William Gallas is hanging up his boots.
# Time to go
Tipperary goalkeeper Paul Fitzgerald retires after 10 seasons in championship action
The Fethard club man has called it a day at the age of 36.
# Lilywhite Legend
9 reasons why Kildare's Johnny Doyle was a Gaelic football great
The Allenwood club man called time on his inter-county career yesterday.
# Wizard of Oz
Relive Harry Kewell's best Leeds and Liverpool goals as Australian player announces retirement
The 35 year-old will play his last game in the A-League in April.
# Time to go
2010 Allstar Danny Hughes retires from inter-county football
The Down forward has hung up his boots after injuries plagued him in recent campaigns.
# Walking Away
Paul Galvin rules out retirement u-turn after 'bit of fun' went out of Gaelic football
The former Kerry footballer is at peace with his recent decision.
# Farewell Friend
Marc Ó Sé is going to miss 'ultimate teammate' Paul Galvin
Ó Sé is now the eldest member in the current Kerry football squad as he approaches his 34th birthday.