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# End of the road

Last month
December 2022
# End of the road
Jonny Cooper announces retirement from inter-county football
The Dublin star bows out as a seven-time All-Ireland winner.
# End of the road
French World Cup winner Matuidi retires
The 35-year-old is the first member of France’s 2018 squad to retire.
# End of the road
Cork great Bríd Stack calls time on AFLW career
The 11-time All-Ireland winner has finished up Down Under.
# End of the road
FA boss ‘incredibly proud’ of England and Gareth Southgate after World Cup exit
Meanwhile, Alan Shearer says that Harry Kane’s penalty miss will haunt him for the rest of his life.
# End of an era
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.
# End of the road
Belgium boss Martinez to leave job after early World Cup exit
‘That was my last game with the national team, I can’t carry on.’
Last year
2022
# End of the road
Goalkeeper Clarke one of five players departing Shelbourne
Aaron O’Driscoll, Dan Carr, Josh Giurgi and Dan Hawkins also leave the Reds.
# End of the road
Four-time All-Ireland-winning Cork goalkeeper retires from inter-county football
Martina O’Brien has called time on an impressive career.
# End of the road
Kerry All-Ireland minor winner released by Brisbane Lions
Deividas Uosis was one of three departures announced by the club
# End of the road
Billy Lee steps down as Limerick senior football manager after six years
Limerick GAA thank Lee for ‘his enormous effort and the success he has delivered’.
# End of the road
'Poison' officiating but overwhelming sense of pride as Shels' Champions League dream ends
Noel King’s Reds were defeated by Valur of Iceland yesterday.
# End of the road
'Sene has been a huge part of all of our journeys'
Naoupu announced her retirement from international rugby yesterday.
# End of the road
Ireland goalkeeper Marie Hourihan announces retirement
‘It’s time to step away from playing, and move into another area of the game and embrace a new challenge.’
# Mastermind
'Our achievements would not have been possible without his dedication to Meath'
Meath LGFA have paid tribute to departing coach Paul Garrigan.
# End of the road
How will Armagh, Cork, Mayo and Clare reflect on the 2022 season?
Four teams bowed out at the weekend in the football quarter-final ties.
# End of the road
Ex-Ireland international David McGoldrick among 3 players released by Sheffield United
The 34-year-old joined the Blades in 2018 and helped them gain promotion to the Premier League.
# it's in the game
EA Sports to stop making popular Fifa video game series after split
The game will be rebranded as EA Sports FC.
# 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.
# End of the road
‘I’ve had a good run’ – Warnock announces managerial retirement after 42 years
Warnock oversaw a record 1,603 matches as a manager.
# Frustration
Disappointment for Ireland's men's and women's underage teams as they miss out on qualifying
Another battling display, but the end of the road for James Scott’s side.
# End of the road
Tipperary hurling great Padraic Maher retires on medical grounds
A neck injury has forced the three-time All-Ireland winner and six-time All-Star to call time.
# over and out
James O'Donoghue announces Kerry retirement
The 2014 Footballer of the Year and two-time All-Star has struggled with injury issues in recent years.
# Retirement
'Officially hanging up the boots' - Gary Dicker calls time on his playing career
The experienced Dubliner, currently on the books of Brighton as a player-coach, says he has ‘lived the dream’.
All time
# End of the road
'It has certainly had its challenges, I’ll be honest' - Griggs bows out as Ireland head coach
Adam Griggs took charge of the Ireland’s women’s team for the final time on Saturday.
# End of the road
Disappointment for Irish duo as 'survivors' North Carolina Courage bow out of US title race
An extra-time goal ended the 2018 and 2019 champions’ involvement in the NWSL play-offs.
# End of the road
Disappointment for Irish as Geelong fall to Melbourne in AFL preliminary final
Zach Tuohy, Mark O’Connor and Stefan Okunbar’s Cats were left licking their wounds after a heavy defeat.
# Tipp Top
'13 years at the top of his game' - tributes paid to retiring Tipperary great Maher
‘Inspirational. Driven. Leader.’
# End of the road
O'Brien steps down as Westmeath hurling boss after Joe McDonagh Cup success
The Dublin man has been involved with the side for the past three years, two of those as manager.
# End of the road
Irish Independent ends Neil Francis' contract after comments about Lions out-half Marcus Smith
Francis said he apologised ‘for any offence taken’, adding that he would ‘never intentionally or wilfully make a comment to disparage somebody on the basis of the colour of anyone’s skin.’
# End of the road
Doubts over James O'Donoghue's Kerry future as forward steps away from squad
The Killarney Legion player has struggled with injury issues in recent years.
# End of the road
AA Roadwatch to end its radio traffic reports after 32 years
AA Roadwatch first started broadcasting in 1989.
# End of the road
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.
# End of the road
The second-most decorated male swimmer in history's Olympic career looks over
Ryan Lochte’s bid to make a fifth Games ended in an emotional 200m medley defeat.
# End of the road
Leinster keep one eye on the future as veterans set for low-key exit
The province bring their season to a close with a home game against Dragons.
# End of the road
After 450 appearances and one England cap, ex-West Ham and Wolves winger calls time on career
Matt Jarvis is hanging up his boots.
# End of the road
Ian McKinley retires from rugby for the second time
‘My professional career has been unconventional,’ the former Leinster and Italy out-half said in a statement.
# End of the road
Osaka's sister Mari retires at 24, saying she 'didn't enjoy' tennis journey
Mari is 18 months older than Osaka, and reached a career-high of 280th in the world in 2018.
# End of the road
A central pillar of Dublin hurling calls time on inter-county career after 11 years
‘The dream was to win an All-Ireland but unfortunately it wasn’t to be. I can only hope that chapter will be written in my absence.’
# End of the road
Mayo veteran Donal Vaughan calls time on inter-county football career
‘It has been an honour and a privilege to wear the green and red with pride.’
# Heartbreak
Ireland's Euro qualification dream comes to an end as wait to reach first major tournament goes on
Ever-impressive Germany were 3-1 winners at Tallaght Stadium – though Vera Pauw’s side went down fighting.