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#Wave Goodbye

# wave-goodbye - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Departing Michael O’Neill sees no reason why Northern Ireland’s success cannot continue

He brought the curtain down on an eight-and-a-half year reign yesterday.

# wave-goodbye - Sunday 12 April, 2020

Former England international 'no choice' but to retire due to virus season freeze

Nick Abendanon, who made his two Test appearances in 2007, has a contract that finishes this summer.

# wave-goodbye - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Mick McCarthy: 'It's disappointing I can't finish it off. It's bittersweet, but I fully support the decision'

The outgoing Ireland boss has signed off with an interview on FAI TV.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 23 March, 2020

Olympic Federation of Ireland considering whether athletes should suspend Tokyo 2020 training

They also believe the Olympics is ‘likely to be postponed’.

# wave-goodbye - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Tom Brady announces New England Patriots departure

The Pats legend penned an emotional farewell on social media.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 24 February, 2020

Two-time World Cup winner set to retire

New Zealand legend Ben Franks has confirmed the the 2019/20 season will be his last.

# wave-goodbye - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Former Ireland international leaves Aberdeen

Stephen Gleeson’s contract with the Scottish club was cancelled by mutual consent.

# wave-goodbye - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Marcos Rojo seals Man United exit

The Argentina international defender is joining Estudiantes on a short-term deal.

# wave-goodbye - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Brazil World Cup winner retires at 41

Lucio has called it a day after a lengthy career in football.

# wave-goodbye - Friday 24 January, 2020

Wozniacki, Williams both in tears as Dane calls time on career

The former world number one announced in December that this would be her final tournament.

# wave-goodbye - Friday 13 December, 2019

Former PSG and Argentina star announces retirement

Ezequiel Lavezzi is hanging up his boots after spending the final seasons of his career with Hebei China Fortune.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 2 December, 2019

World Cup winner sacked as Brescia manager after just 3 matches

Fabio Grosso had fallen out with star player Mario Balotelli.

# wave-goodbye - Friday 29 November, 2019

Retiring duo's 'unstinting commitment to Limerick hurling' hailed by management

John Kiely and his management team have paid tribute to Richie McCarthy and Paul Browne.

# wave-goodbye - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

'No regrets' - Monaghan stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 16 seasons

Dessie Mone retires after an impressive stint with the Farney county.

# wave-goodbye - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Irish jockey Donnacha O'Brien retires at 21

He said he wanted to focus on training from now on.

# wave-goodbye - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

'I came, I saw, I conquered, now go back to baseball' – Ibrahimovic confirms LA Galaxy exit

The Swedish striker is set to leave the club after making a characteristically cheeky announcement.

# wave-goodbye - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Shamrock Rovers duo depart 2019 FAI Cup champions

Strikers Sean Boyd and Orhan Vojic have left the club.

# wave-goodbye - Friday 8 November, 2019

Ireland's Lisa Maguire retires from pro golf at 24

‘I have made a difficult decision to move onto the next chapter,’ the Cavan native said.

# wave-goodbye - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football

Seven-time All-Ireland winner calls it a day with the Dubs.

# wave-goodbye - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Former Arsenal star dismissed by Lyon after dreadful start

The Ligue 1 club had just one win in nine matches under Sylvinho.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 30 September, 2019

Northern Ireland defender McAuley retires from football aged 39

‘I enjoyed every second I wore the Northern Ireland shirt ,’ writes the former Rangers man.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 16 September, 2019

'I have woken up every morning with pressure in my head' - Scotland star retires due to concussion

David Denton was capped 42 times and coach Gregor Townsend said the national side would ‘miss him’.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 9 September, 2019

Kilkenny camogie boss Downey steps down after third All-Ireland final loss in-a-row

‘Her dedication to her county has been second to none,’ a statement reads of the Cats’ 2016 All-Ireland winning manager.

# wave-goodbye - 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.

# wave-goodbye - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Waterford confirm departure of striker by mutual agreement

Izzy Akinade has left Alan Reynolds’ Premier Division side.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 24 June, 2019

Shearer slams ‘complete and utter chaos’ at Newcastle as ‘world-class’ Benitez exits

The Magpies’ announcement isn’t going down well on Tyneside.

Rafa Benitez to leave Newcastle as talks over new contract collapse

The Spaniard had been in charge at St James’ Park for three years.

# wave-goodbye - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

FAI board member resigns after association's 'failure' to address his concerns

John Earley has confirmed he is stepping down.

# wave-goodbye - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Bayern Munich won't be paying €42 million for out-of-sorts star

The German club will not exercise their option to buy James Rodriguez.

Newly-promoted Aston Villa release striker Ross McCormack a year early

Scotland’s Ross McCormack is a free agent after Villa ended his contract.

# wave-goodbye - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'Rugby hurts' - 83-time France international retires

Dimitri Szarzewski will finish the campaign early and miss the end-of-season play-offs as Racing host La Rochelle on Friday.

# wave-goodbye - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Olympic swimming champion retires at 22 after missing 3 doping tests

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte is ending her career in the sport.

# wave-goodbye - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Spain and Barcelona legend Xavi's last match ends in disappointment

The midfielder’s dazzling career came to an anti-climactic end when his side Al Sadd were beaten 2-0 by Iranian giants Persepolis.

# wave-goodbye - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Third club legend confirmed to leave Bayern Munich

Rafinha will join Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in departing.

# wave-goodbye - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Former Man United and Arsenal forward Robin van Persie brings illustrious career to an end

The 35-year-old has been in typically prolific form for Feyenoord this term.

# wave-goodbye - Sunday 21 April, 2019

Antonio Valencia looks set for Man United exit

The Ecuador international has spent the last decade at the Premier League side.

# wave-goodbye - Monday 1 April, 2019

Former England boss Steve McClaren parts company with struggling QPR

The team have struggled of late, with just one win in the last 15 league games.

# wave-goodbye - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Usain Bolt calls time on ill-fated attempt at a football career

Despite previously claiming to have received a series of offers, the star has given up on his dream.

# wave-goodbye - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Late goalkeeping error leads to Rangers crashing out of Europe

A mistake by Allan McGregor led to Rapid Vienna’s winner as Steven Gerrard’s side lost 1-0.

# wave-goodbye - 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.

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