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# Calling Time

This year
Germany World Cup winner and former Arsenal star Ozil retires aged 34
The attacking midfielder also shone for Real Madrid.
Last year
Laois hero Ross Munnelly announces retirement - 'It has been both a privilege and an honour'
The veteran Arles Kilcruise clubman confirmed that he was calling time with a post on social media.
Dublin great Davey retires - 'It’s probably the right time to move onto the next chapter'
The five-time All-Ireland winner and All-Star calls time on her illustrious inter-county football career.
France international Vakatawa forced to retire due to heart defect - club doctor
The 30-year-old’s problem had surfaced prior to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Meath All-Ireland winning manager Murray steps down
Murray steered the Royal county to back-to-back All-Ireland senior titles this summer.
Adrian O'Sullivan steps down as Dublin camogie manager
His Dubs produced a number of impressive displays over the summer, reaching the last eight of the All-Ireland championship.
‘I’m evolving away from tennis’ - Serena Williams set to retire
The US Open is expected to be the 23-time grand-slam champion’s final tournament.
Kieran Kingston steps down as Cork senior hurling manager
‘Looking across the past decade, one has to recognise the indelible mark that Kieran has left on our senior hurling team.’
Eoin Morgan set to announce retirement from international cricket
The 35-year-old Dubliner captained England to World Cup success in 2019.
Two-time Olympian Dingley announces retirement
‘It’s been an adventure and representing Ireland has been the highlight of my career.’
All time
All-Ireland winning Donegal defender McGrath retires from inter-county football
The Ardara clubman will not be returning to Declan Bonner’s panel for 2022.
Nadal ends season due to foot injury, meaning another big name misses US Open
The world number three has 20 major titles to his name, including four in New York.
Two World Cups and 128 international goals: US legend Carli Lloyd announces retirement at 39
The two-time World Player of the Year will line out for her country in upcoming friendlies and play the remainder of the club season with NJ/NY Gotham FC.
Cork All-Ireland winner Ciarán Sheehan forced to retire from inter-county football
The former AFL player has struggled with persistent knee injuries of late.
Ireland pair Tyrrell and Fitzhenry announce retirements from international rugby
Both players were members of the 2015 Six Nations-winning squad.
Former Munster, Leinster and Ulster lock Nagle announces retirement
The 32-year-old has most recently been on the books at Zebre.
All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire
The Belmullet native has called time on his 13-year senior career.
Veteran League of Ireland striker Faherty retires after 14 seasons
The 33-year-old enjoyed spells at Galway United, St Patrick’s Athletic, Dundalk, Limerick and Sligo Rovers among others.
'A servant through good times and bad' - Carlow stalwart calls time on inter-county career after 13 years
Daniel St Ledger is retiring from inter-county football, his club Kildavin/Clonegal say.
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.
Ex-England, Juventus and Chelsea striker Aluko retires at 32
Most recently plying her trade with the Italian champions, the outspoken forward hangs up her boots having earned 102 international caps.
Former Scotland captain retires from international rugby after winning 76 caps
Edinburgh back-rower John Barclay featured at three World Cups, including the most recent tournament in Japan.
'The time is right for me to step away' - Limerick All-Ireland winner retires after 11 years
30 and out: Paul Browne has called time on his inter-county career.
After 14 years at the top, Armagh stalwart Vernon retires from inter-county football
‘I end my career in the knowledge that I have given it my all to drive Armagh football forward,’ the two-time Ulster champion signed off.
Northern Ireland defender McAuley retires from football aged 39
‘I enjoyed every second I wore the Northern Ireland shirt ,’ writes the former Rangers man.
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.
Munster hooker Mike Sherry announces retirement from rugby
The 31-year-old cited injury and a lack of contract offers as the reasons behind his decision.
Westmeath's Connellan calls time on Aussie Rules career and returns home to Ireland
The 24-year-old comes back home to focus on his studies and spend time with his family.
Ex-Man City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure retires
The 35-year-old, a four-time African Footballer of the Year, will move into coaching, according to his agent.
Fiji to tackle World Cup without Nadolo after winger announces international retirement
Nemani Nadolo has called time on his Fiji career at 31.
Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement
The 34-year-old, who began his career at West Ham, earned 54 caps for England.
'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.
66-times capped Wales international forced to retire due to shoulder injury
The Ospreys prop Paul James has opted to finish his playing career and turn his attention to coaching.
Former UFC champion Hendricks retires with plans to pursue wrestling coaching
‘Everything I set my mind to, I achieved,’ he said of his 10-year professional MMA career.
Poll: Should we stop putting the clocks back and forward by an hour each year?
Daylight savings began at 1am today – but is it still necessary?
After 53 goals and 119 caps, Wayne Rooney has retired from international football
England’s all-time record goalscorer will concentrate on his club football with Everton.
'I've just hit a wall': Why one of Cork’s most famous restaurants has suddenly shut
Fenn’s Quay owner and head chef Kate Lawlor decided to close the eatery.
Ex-Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips to retire from rugby at end of season
The 34-year-old is calling it a day after the current Premiership campaign.
The Irish rugby players who bowed out of the game this year
Only one man got to choose exactly when he’d bow out.
All-Ireland winner Fintan Goold retires from inter-county football
The 30-year-old has been a member of the Cork panel since 2004.