# stepping away

Last month
October 2023
Alan Cadogan announces retirement from inter-county hurling
The Douglas man won two Munster titles in his time with Cork.
This year
No head coach and now no captain, Ireland's rebuild takes another hit
Nichola Fryday was the most experienced player in an inexperienced squad.
Alun Wyn Jones confirms Ospreys exit
Former Lions captain announced retirement from international rugby last month.
All time
'The hunger and love is no longer the same' - Ireland all-rounder Kevin O'Brien announces ODI retirement
The 37-year-old Dubliner is best remembered for his stunning World Cup century in the win over England in 2011.
Scotland wing Seymour calls time on international career
After making 55 appearances over a six-year period, the Glasgow Warriors player has retired from Scotland duty.
Two-time All-Ireland winning defender announces Tipperary retirement
James Barry steps away from the inter-county game aged 29.
'I think he's making a huge mistake' - Northern Ireland midfielder retires from international football at 28
Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood earned 57 international caps but wants to concentrate on his club career.
After two Connacht titles and 178 appearances, one of Roscommon's longest-serving players retires
Defender Sean McDermott announced his decision today.
'She had to make a conscious decision' - Fox-Cab boss Ring praises injury-plagued daughter
Former Dublin star Amy Ring had to call time on her inter-county career after sustaining tendonitis in both knees.
Big loss for Roscommon as key defender steps away from senior football panel
Seán Mullooly will spend 2018 completing college exams and travelling in the United States.
Four-time All-Ireland hurling final referee Brian Gavin hangs up his whistle
The Offaly man has retired from inter-county refereeing.
11-time Cork All-Ireland ladies football winner unlikely to play in 2017
Briege Corkery won’t be involved with Ephie Fitzgerald’s side this summer.
'Unexpected and difficult choice' as Irish Olympian McMahon retires from swimming at 22
McMahon represented Ireland at the 2012 London Games and won two European medals during her competitive career.
Masterful Ronnie O'Sullivan wins 5th World Championship, not retiring... yet
Underdog Barry Hawkins mounted a comeback late in the piece but O’Sullivan held his nerve to claim victory.