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# Farewell?

This year
# Farewell
Mayo's Lee Keegan announces retirement from inter-county football
Keegan made 67 championship appearances for Mayo, scoring 7-48.
Last year
# slan go foill
Micheál Martin gets a goodbye video from the European Council on his final meeting as Taoiseach
The role of Taoiseach is rotating tomorrow, with Leo Varadkar taking over the job.
# Farewell
Manchester United announce Cristiano Ronaldo exit
Ronaldo has left the club with six months left to run on his contract following an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
# Farewell
Connacht confirm Andy Friend will leave at the end of the season
The popular Australian will depart after five seasons in charge.
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Gonzalo Higuain announces retirement
The Argentine forward will end his career with Inter Miami.
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Ireland U21 international Will Ferry leaves Southampton
The youngster has secured a permanent move to League One outfit Cheltenham Town.
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Liverpool announce the departure of club’s Champions League hero Divock Origi
The striker is leaving Anfield along with goalkeeper Loris Karius and former first-team players Sheyi Ojo and Ben Woodburn.
# Farewell
Italian hero Chiellini to retire from international football this summer
The 37-year-old was one of the key figures of the Azzurri’s Euro 2020 victory, captaining his country to a dramatic win over England.
# Farewell
Lindsay Peat announces retirement from international rugby
‘Though I am simply a single thread within a shining green jersey, I hope that I leave a bit of a legacy in the fabric’, wrote Peat in her statement.
All time
# Farewell
21 inter-county footballers who called it a day in 2021
A selection of long-serving stars retired this year.
# Farewell
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin to retire from international rugby
She is stepping away from the Irish team at the age of 27.
# Farewell
One of the greatest players in history signs off after her 316th international for the US
Carli Lloyd, two-time World Cup winner and double Olympic gold medallist, played her last game in a 6-0 win over South Korea.
# Farewell
Out-of-favour James Rodriguez on cusp of Everton exit
Rodriguez has travelled to complete a move to Qatar.
# Farewell
Transgender lifter Laurel Hubbard retires after Olympic debut
Her appearance on sport’s biggest stage was historic but short-lived.
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Ireland star Shane Duffy ends Celtic spell after 'a tough year on and off the field'
The defender endured a torrid time following a loan move to his boyhood club.
# Farewell
Two-time All-Ireland winner announces Galway retirement
Siobhan Coen made her senior camogie debut for Galway in 2013.
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'CJ has given his heart and soul to the green jersey and the red one'
It was an emotional farewell for CJ Stander as he won his 51st and final Ireland cap.
# Farewell
England expect Ireland to be galvanised by CJ Stander's last hurrah
Matt Proudfoot recalls seeing Stander breaking through into South African rugby.
# Farewell
Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell to retire after 17 years with the club
The 61-year-old will be replaced by Scottish Rugby’s chief operating officer Dominic McKay in July.
# Farewell
Michael Darragh Macauley brings curtain down on superb Dublin career
The midfielder won eight All-Irelands in a decade of glory with the Dubs.
# End of an era
Ireland star and multi-discipline Kerry athlete Galvin calls time on Sevens rugby career
The Covid-19 pandemic ultimately brought an end to this chapter of the 33-year-old’s colourful sporting journey.
# Stalwarts
Kearney and McFadden bid farewell to Leinster after superb service
The 34-year-old pair have had many great days with their native province.
# Farewell
Gareth Barry announces retirement from football
He steps away having made more Premier League appearances than anyone else.
# Farewell
Tom Brady announces New England Patriots departure
The Pats legend penned an emotional farewell on social media.
# Farewell
The end of the road for the Independent Alliance 'experiment'
The defeat of Shane Ross marks the end of the Independent Alliance.
# Farewell
'Arsenal players always honoured the shirt' - Emery pens heartfelt letter after sacking
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss spent just 18 months with the Premier League side.
# Farewell
'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'
Some big names in the All Blacks set-up bid farewell in Tokyo this evening.
# Farewell
Ireland 'gutted' to bid emotional Schmidt and Best farewell with World Cup defeat
Scrum coach Greg Feek also bows out after years of service to Irish rugby.
# End of the road
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.
# Farewell
Italy legend Parisse to leave Stade after 15 seasons with French club
The number eight had a year to run on his contract.
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'It was a really special occasion for me to have my family there'
Rory Best played his final game for Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium yesterday.
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'Rory runs out, Darren runs out, and the crowd are going nuts'
The two stalwarts played at the Kingspan Stadium for the last time as they secured a Pro14 semi-final.
# out with a bang
A Life in the Saddle: Ruby bids farewell to racing the only way he knows how
Johnny Ward looks back on Walsh’s glittering career after a legend of the sport retires.
Show of unity in divided Washington at state funeral of George HW Bush
An Irish tenor sang at Washington National Cathedral today.
# Farewell
'A true gentleman', 'made the world a better place' - tributes pour in for Weeshie Fogarty
The voice of Radio Kerry show Terrace Talk passed away on Sunday.
# Farewell
'Best teammate I ever had', 'Friend for life', 'Kerry icon' - Tributes pour in for retiring Donaghy
Ronan O’Gara, Marc Ó Sé and Aidan O’Mahony have all hailed Kieran Donaghy’s achievements in the Kerry jersey.
# Farewell
Sneijder sat on a sofa watching career highlights with his family after final Dutch appearance
The Netherlands earned a 2-1 win over Peru thanks to Memphis Depay’s double as the former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder bowed out.
# Farewell
'Sometimes players retire themselves, and that’s fine. It’s what John has done. Sometimes they get retired'
Ireland boss Martin O’Neill says he would like to see Daryl Murphy and Wes Hoolahan at John O’Shea’s final international game next month.
# parting shot
'It's been an incredible journey. We've made memories together I'll never forget'
Ireland international David Meyler has bid farewell to Hull City on social media.
# gr8
'I was in dreamland when we won the Pro12, but this...': Muldoon bows out on a high
The departing captain will ‘watch from afar’ and hopes to see Connacht unleash performances like this more often .