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#Stalwart

# stalwart - Saturday 13 March, 2021

Two-time All-Star calls time on Galway inter-county career after 14 years
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Two-time All-Star calls time on Galway inter-county career after 14 years

Mar 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 8,930 Views 1 Comment

Sinéad Burke had a glittering journey with the Tribe, though it ended on an unfortunate note.

# stalwart - Thursday 11 March, 2021

'Really good goalkeeper and professional' Barry Murphy joins St Pat's for third spell
# Gk Union
# Gk Union

'Really good goalkeeper and professional' Barry Murphy joins St Pat's for third spell

Mar 11th 2021, 2:20 PM 3,938 Views 1 Comment

The 35-year-old made his League of Ireland debut in 2005.

# stalwart - Friday 22 January, 2021

Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football
# Leader
# Leader

Two-time All-Ireland winning Tipperary captain retires from inter-county football

Jan 22nd 2021, 9:25 AM 6,285 Views 0 Comments

A real leader on and off the pitch, Samantha Lambert bows out with three Celtic Crosses.

# stalwart - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

Tom Parsons becomes latest Mayo player to announce inter-county retirement
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Tom Parsons becomes latest Mayo player to announce inter-county retirement

Jan 5th 2021, 5:00 PM 24,688 Views 29 Comments

The Charlestown midfielder is bowing out, following in the footsteps of Donie Vaughan and David Clarke.

# stalwart - Monday 7 December, 2020

Keenan keen to kick on after starting all six of Ireland's autumn games
# Consistent
# Consistent

Keenan keen to kick on after starting all six of Ireland's autumn games

Dec 7th 2020, 1:01 AM 6,404 Views 18 Comments

The Leinster man was uncapped before this busy run of Tests for Andy Farrell’s side.

# stalwart - Sunday 27 September, 2020

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'
# Family Man
# Family Man

'I've spent a third of my life in Ireland, we're so happy having a place to call home'

Sep 27th 2020, 9:00 AM 19,751 Views 8 Comments

These are exciting times on and off the pitch for Connacht and Ireland lock Quinn Roux.

# stalwart - Saturday 4 July, 2020

'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years

Jul 4th 2020, 5:58 PM 6,851 Views 3 Comments

Daniel St Ledger is retiring from inter-county football, his club Kildavin/Clonegal say.

# stalwart - Monday 29 June, 2020

Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Saracens captain Barritt extends deal to include Leinster quarter-final

Jun 29th 2020, 10:48 AM 6,304 Views 6 Comments

The 33-year-old hopes to finish on a high with the Championship-bound club.

# stalwart - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

PSG captain Thiago Silva set to leave after eight years
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

PSG captain Thiago Silva set to leave after eight years

Jun 9th 2020, 12:50 PM 8,296 Views 2 Comments

The Brazilian defender won’t be offered a contract extension when it expires at the end of the current campaign, according to reports.

# stalwart - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Donegal All-Ireland winner and 'real leader' retires from inter-county football
# Blow
# Blow

Donegal All-Ireland winner and 'real leader' retires from inter-county football

Jan 28th 2020, 6:50 PM 16,326 Views 14 Comments

Declan Bonner confirmed Leo McLoone’s exit to local media outlets today.

# stalwart - Monday 6 January, 2020

Waterford great calls time on inter-county career after a remarkable 19-season stint
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Waterford great calls time on inter-county career after a remarkable 19-season stint

Jan 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 5,400 Views 1 Comment

Déise ladies football stalwart Michelle Ryan has announced her inter-county retirement.

# stalwart - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Lampard confirms Chelsea in discussions with Willian over new contract
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Lampard confirms Chelsea in discussions with Willian over new contract

Dec 26th 2019, 10:51 AM 2,686 Views 1 Comment

The Brazilian’s contract expires at the end of the season, but his manager is keen to keep him at the club.

# stalwart - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Baines signs Everton extension to keep him at Goodison for 13th season
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Baines signs Everton extension to keep him at Goodison for 13th season

Jun 19th 2019, 7:59 PM 4,022 Views 3 Comments

The former England left-back is staying with the Toffees after penning a new one-year deal.

# stalwart - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

'A proper legend' - 39-year-old Northern Ireland defender retires from football after Euro 2020 qualifier
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

'A proper legend' - 39-year-old Northern Ireland defender retires from football after Euro 2020 qualifier

Jun 12th 2019, 11:40 AM 9,100 Views 2 Comments

Aaron Hughes, capped 112 times at international level, was in Michael O’Neill’s squad despite not having a club for the past month.

# stalwart - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Atletico Madrid captain Godin leaving after nine years at the club
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Atletico Madrid captain Godin leaving after nine years at the club

May 7th 2019, 12:55 PM 9,862 Views 11 Comments

The Uruguayan defender has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.

# stalwart - Sunday 5 May, 2019

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'
# Farewell
# Farewell

'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'

May 5th 2019, 10:15 AM 5,879 Views 8 Comments

Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.

# stalwart - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster

Apr 3rd 2019, 12:00 PM 24,898 Views 19 Comments

The 31-year-old will bow out at the end of this season.

# stalwart - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

183 caps later, Ireland's Darling announces retirement from international hockey
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

183 caps later, Ireland's Darling announces retirement from international hockey

Feb 5th 2019, 11:37 AM 3,179 Views 1 Comment

The Three Rock Rovers forward made his debut for the Green Machine in 2006 and went on to play at the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

# stalwart - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Elder lemon O'Halloran excited and primed for voyage under fifth Connacht coach
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Elder lemon O'Halloran excited and primed for voyage under fifth Connacht coach

Sep 20th 2018, 6:36 AM 5,977 Views 9 Comments

The fullback is now the most-capped player on the books of the western province.

# stalwart - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Testimonial man Henry promises high energy and a few surprises from Ulster this season
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Testimonial man Henry promises high energy and a few surprises from Ulster this season

Aug 18th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,653 Views 3 Comments

The Six Nations-winning back row will be honoured during Ulster’s pre-season clash with Gloucester today.

# stalwart - Monday 7 May, 2018

23 years with Wexford, between the posts for that Steph Roche goal and chasing national glory
# Balancing Both
# Balancing Both

23 years with Wexford, between the posts for that Steph Roche goal and chasing national glory

May 7th 2018, 8:30 AM 6,023 Views 1 Comment

Mary Rose Kelly captains Wexford as they face Meath in the Division 3 league final today.

# stalwart - Friday 4 May, 2018

Yaya Toure to leave Man City this summer after eight years at the club
# Influential
# Influential

Yaya Toure to leave Man City this summer after eight years at the club

May 4th 2018, 2:42 PM 6,505 Views 12 Comments

The Ivorian’s decorated spell will come to an end when his contract expires at the end of this season.

# stalwart - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'To be honest, I never thought my career would go the way it has gone'
# Interview
# Interview

'To be honest, I never thought my career would go the way it has gone'

Feb 11th 2018, 8:15 AM 7,850 Views 4 Comments

Midfielder Chris Shields has become a Dundalk stalwart during one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.

# stalwart - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Mascherano leaving Barcelona after seven seasons to head to China

Jan 23rd 2018, 4:56 PM 7,059 Views 2 Comments

The Catalan giants have announced the Argentine international is departing in this window.

# stalwart - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Connacht legend Muldoon finally gets reward for his incredible efforts

May 28th 2016, 10:25 PM 18,428 Views 25 Comments

The 33-year-old Connacht captain lifted a trophy for the first time in his professional career.

# stalwart - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Limerick's 2013 Munster title-winning captain retires from inter-county hurling
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Limerick's 2013 Munster title-winning captain retires from inter-county hurling

Jan 17th 2016, 5:04 PM 6,659 Views 4 Comments

Limerick boss TJ Ryan confirmed the news after today’s win over Cork.

# stalwart - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

'A very good friend, a very good team-mate and an excellent player': Foley on Donncha O'Callaghan
# Donners
# Donners

'A very good friend, a very good team-mate and an excellent player': Foley on Donncha O'Callaghan

Sep 2nd 2015, 4:51 PM 5,471 Views 10 Comments

It looks like the Munster appearance record will be capped at 263.

# stalwart - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Tributes pour in after Dublin, St Vincent's and UCD GAA stalwart Dave Billings passes away
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes pour in after Dublin, St Vincent's and UCD GAA stalwart Dave Billings passes away

Apr 15th 2015, 10:43 AM 19,039 Views 8 Comments

Billings was also a former Dublin U21 manager.

# stalwart - Thursday 15 January, 2015

After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire

Jan 15th 2015, 9:30 PM 11,476 Views 5 Comments

The 32-year-old felt he couldn’t give the required commitment to the inter-county scene this year.

# stalwart - Friday 2 January, 2015

'The toughest decision of my life': Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure
# Talisman
# Talisman

'The toughest decision of my life': Gerrard confirms Liverpool departure

Jan 2nd 2015, 9:36 AM 27,275 Views 115 Comments

The midfielder says he’s taking up a new challenge to ensure he doesn’t end his career with regrets.

# stalwart - Monday 21 July, 2014

After 14 years and 114 caps, Steven Gerrard retires from England duty
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

After 14 years and 114 caps, Steven Gerrard retires from England duty

Jul 21st 2014, 3:17 PM 5,481 Views 49 Comments

The Liverpool captain says he made the decision as he wants to concentrate on club football.

# stalwart - Friday 30 May, 2014

Lack of international caps Coughlan's driving force for France switch
# UNSUNG HERO
# UNSUNG HERO

Lack of international caps Coughlan's driving force for France switch

May 30th 2014, 3:10 PM 7,878 Views 9 Comments

Former Munster teammate David Wallace has paid tribute to the Pau-bound forward.

# stalwart - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract

May 27th 2014, 5:24 PM 13,146 Views 38 Comments

The 33-year-old No. 8 will leave the province this summer, with Pau in France his presumed destination.

# stalwart - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Clarke: Reid played against Arsenal with a broken leg
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Clarke: Reid played against Arsenal with a broken leg

Jan 19th 2013, 11:06 AM 1,570 Views 0 Comments

The West Brom manager praised the attitude of the former Republic of Ireland midfielder.

# stalwart - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Pro12: Leinster leaders out to set the record straight
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Pro12: Leinster leaders out to set the record straight

Sep 8th 2012, 8:50 AM 836 Views 0 Comments

After a 45-20 humbling in week one, Leinster are back on home soil and their elder statesmen are eager to atone.

# stalwart - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Ageless: 'Bionic' Zanetti set for 800th Inter appearance
# Stalwart
# Stalwart

Ageless: 'Bionic' Zanetti set for 800th Inter appearance

Aug 23rd 2012, 10:28 AM 1,833 Views 2 Comments

The 39-year-old Argentine reaches a milestone in the Europa League tonight.