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# retired - Monday 4 October, 2021

Nicholas Roche calls time on 17-year pro cycling career
# Retired
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# Retired

Nicholas Roche calls time on 17-year pro cycling career

Oct 4th 2021, 6:28 PM 28,026 Views 10 Comments

‘A tear was shed, but luckily I have no regrets,’ he said in a statement.

# retired - Wednesday 28 July, 2021

Canning: 'I don't want to overstay my welcome, be there on reputation or as a token gesture'
# End Of An Era
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# End Of An Era

Canning: 'I don't want to overstay my welcome, be there on reputation or as a token gesture'

Updated Jul 28th 2021, 8:05 PM 29,365 Views 29 Comments

Galway great Joe Canning confirmed his retirement from inter-county hurling on a media call today.

# retired - Thursday 21 January, 2021

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

'As much as it came to an abrupt end, it was a bit of a blessing in disguise'

Jan 21st 2021, 9:29 PM 34,819 Views 8 Comments

Ex-Munster fullback Sean Scanlon has retired from professional rugby after seven seasons in the Championship.

# retired - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Colin Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab blasts NFL for 'retired' tag
# Unimpressed
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# Unimpressed

Colin Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab blasts NFL for 'retired' tag

May 24th 2020, 6:16 PM 12,697 Views 7 Comments

She complained about the designation in a social media post.

# retired - Thursday 5 March, 2020

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

'That's the great thing about this Irish team, it's about an island performing'

Mar 5th 2020, 7:17 PM 10,297 Views 21 Comments

As he reflects on his career, Rory Best takes pride from squeezing every drop out of the potential he had.

# retired - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Kieran Greene found guilty of murdering woman whose remains were found in Dublin and Wicklow mountains
# Patricia O'connor
# Patricia O'connor

Kieran Greene found guilty of murdering woman whose remains were found in Dublin and Wicklow mountains

Feb 25th 2020, 4:22 PM 33,249 Views 0 Comments

Patricia O’Connor was Kieran Greene’s partner’s mother.

# retired - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age'
# Brain Injury
From The42
# Brain Injury

'It's tough to see someone like Dippy have to retire at a young age'

Sep 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,899 Views 4 Comments

Leinster’s Jack Conan was sad to see his former team-mate forced to hang up his boots.

# retired - Saturday 3 March, 2018

'We didn't have a game, so Jamie went to play with our seconds on the back pitch in Monkstown'
# For The Love Of The Game
From The42
# For The Love Of The Game

'We didn't have a game, so Jamie went to play with our seconds on the back pitch in Monkstown'

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:00 AM 42,950 Views 9 Comments

Tony Smeeth tells The42 about the free-wheeling, big-carrying, ball-playing Jamie Heaslip he coached for four years in Trinity.

# retired - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

Joe Schmidt explains what made Jamie Heaslip such a superb player

Feb 28th 2018, 6:45 AM 15,039 Views 7 Comments

‘People say, ‘Jeepers, Jamie was lucky there.’ Not according to Jamie, not according to us.’

# retired - Monday 26 February, 2018

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards
# 8
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# 8

Heaslip was often under-appreciated but his professionalism set new standards

Feb 26th 2018, 5:08 PM 33,810 Views 52 Comments

The 34-year-old confirmed his retirement from the game after a superb career.

# retired - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Wes Hoolahan announces his retirement from international football
# Wessi
From The42
# Wessi

Wes Hoolahan announces his retirement from international football

Feb 8th 2018, 8:49 AM 24,550 Views 77 Comments

“This is the right time to do it,” the 35-year-old said.

# retired - Thursday 14 December, 2017

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming
# Census 2016
# Census 2016

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Dec 14th 2017, 12:40 PM 49,743 Views 31 Comments

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

# retired - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

'A life of dedication': Funeral to take place of Dublin Fire Brigade's oldest member, who died aged 101
# RIP
# RIP

'A life of dedication': Funeral to take place of Dublin Fire Brigade's oldest member, who died aged 101

Dec 5th 2017, 8:07 AM 11,163 Views 4 Comments

Henry “Harry” O’Keeffe was on duty when the city came under aerial attack in WW2.

# retired - Monday 6 November, 2017

Former Limerick captain and 2013 Munster champion announces his retirement
# Retired
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# Retired

Former Limerick captain and 2013 Munster champion announces his retirement

Nov 6th 2017, 7:13 PM 11,848 Views 5 Comments

Gavin O’Mahony’s days in the Limerick jersey are over.

# retired - Monday 31 July, 2017

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election
# Bonanza
# Bonanza

€4.4 million paid out to staff of TDs who left Leinster House following the last election

Jul 31st 2017, 7:47 AM 18,789 Views 64 Comments

199 former staff shared in the redundancy payouts, with eight ex-employees receiving packages worth more than €100,000 apiece.

# retired - Thursday 18 May, 2017

'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move
# Retired
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# Retired

'Boy, is he a character!' - Leinster gutted McCarthy can't make France move

May 18th 2017, 7:30 PM 8,469 Views 0 Comments

The 35-year-old has been forced to retire with immediate effect.

# retired - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Ex-Premier League striker Cisse to focus on DJing after announcing retirement
# Career Change
From The42
# Career Change

Ex-Premier League striker Cisse to focus on DJing after announcing retirement

Feb 7th 2017, 12:21 PM 5,531 Views 10 Comments

The Frenchman also wants to spend his free time working as a pundit and developing his clothing range.

# retired - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Kerry team-mates, rivals and the GAA world pays tribute to Marc Ó Sé
# Highly Regarded
From The42
# Highly Regarded

Kerry team-mates, rivals and the GAA world pays tribute to Marc Ó Sé

Oct 12th 2016, 5:44 PM 10,182 Views 3 Comments

The likes of Darran O’Sullivan, Paul Galvin, Bernard Brogan, Sean Cavanagh and Michael Fennelly have been praising the former Kingdom defender after today’s news.

# retired - Monday 29 February, 2016

Retired garda who suffers back pain following patrol car ramming awarded €49,000
# Carlow
# Carlow

Retired garda who suffers back pain following patrol car ramming awarded €49,000

Feb 29th 2016, 6:58 PM 18,222 Views 37 Comments

The garda said his injuries had affected his daily activities and he had not been able to go fly fishing for a year.

# retired - Sunday 10 January, 2016

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I was a garda for 35 years and I can tell you community policing has been destroyed'

Jan 10th 2016, 12:00 PM 3,981 Views 105 Comments

Trevor Laffan, who is recently retired, said the hard work put in to build up relationships in the community have been ruined by bad bad decision-making.

# retired - Thursday 10 September, 2015

An NFL rookie is retiring at 24 because the 'next hit could kill me'
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

An NFL rookie is retiring at 24 because the 'next hit could kill me'

Sep 10th 2015, 8:47 AM 7,240 Views 2 Comments

Adrian Coxson has decided to call it a day before even playing a single snap.

# retired - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

How the world looked before Henry Shefflin came along and dominated hurling
# Party Like It's 1999
From The42
# Party Like It's 1999

How the world looked before Henry Shefflin came along and dominated hurling

Mar 25th 2015, 12:40 PM 7,034 Views 4 Comments

It was a simpler time.

We still don't know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked...
# One Year On
# One Year On

We still don't know if Martin Callinan resigned, retired or was sacked...

Mar 25th 2015, 8:15 AM 17,628 Views 105 Comments

Analysis: The departure of the Garda Commissioner remains shrouded in controversy.

# retired - Friday 20 March, 2015

The most suave referee in world rugby has retired to pursue business interests
# Whistle Blower
From The42
# Whistle Blower

The most suave referee in world rugby has retired to pursue business interests

Mar 20th 2015, 12:01 AM 12,525 Views 15 Comments

Steve Walsh’s many fans will be disappointed.

# retired - Sunday 1 February, 2015

For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that's travelled around the globe
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

For one last time, you can check out this Irish navy ship that's travelled around the globe

Feb 1st 2015, 7:30 AM 17,668 Views 34 Comments

LÉ Aoife navy ship, which has been in service for the last 35 years, was decommissioned yesterday.

# retired - Thursday 15 January, 2015

After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire
# Stalwart
From The42
# Stalwart

After 14 years and 49 SFC appearances, Donegal's Rory Kavanagh has decided to retire

Jan 15th 2015, 9:30 PM 11,484 Views 5 Comments

The 32-year-old felt he couldn’t give the required commitment to the inter-county scene this year.

# retired - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

'You'd almost wash the dishes 24 times to fill the day' - The initial struggle of a retired rugby player
# Moving On
From The42
# Moving On

'You'd almost wash the dishes 24 times to fill the day' - The initial struggle of a retired rugby player

Jan 13th 2015, 9:45 PM 40,042 Views 28 Comments

Former Leinster and Connacht scrum-half Paul O’Donohoe is trying to make the best of retirement.

# retired - Thursday 25 December, 2014

18 incredible rugby players who retired this year
# Decomissioned
From The42
# Decomissioned

18 incredible rugby players who retired this year

Dec 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,871 Views 4 Comments

It’s almost enough to fill a squad for the greatest charity match ever.

# retired - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Dutch students can live in nursing homes rent-free (as long as they keep the residents company)
# Help The Aged
# Help The Aged

Dutch students can live in nursing homes rent-free (as long as they keep the residents company)

Dec 7th 2014, 5:30 PM 1,003,940 Views 38 Comments

It sounds like they’re all having the craic together.

# retired - Friday 29 August, 2014

After 15 years, MSN Messenger finally decides to call it a day
# Farewell Old Friend
# Farewell Old Friend

After 15 years, MSN Messenger finally decides to call it a day

Aug 29th 2014, 6:20 PM 23,903 Views 21 Comments

The service, which had 330 million members worldwide at its peak, will be retired and integrated into Skype.

# retired - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

5 Irish players forced to retire from pro rugby far, far too early
# Attrition
From The42
# Attrition

5 Irish players forced to retire from pro rugby far, far too early

Jun 3rd 2014, 3:00 PM 14,197 Views 21 Comments

It’s a brutal game and the provinces were severely weakened by the early departure of these five players.

# retired - Sunday 1 June, 2014

'I'm sure I'll be about the place. I'll take anything' - O'Driscoll waves goodbye, for now
# BYE BYE BOD
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# BYE BYE BOD

'I'm sure I'll be about the place. I'll take anything' - O'Driscoll waves goodbye, for now

Jun 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 21,792 Views 16 Comments

The retired rugby legend says he will miss the Leinster supporters and the training ground camaraderie.

# retired - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Munster hero Paul Warwick on reliving former glories at Thomond Park
# Magic Moments
From The42
# Magic Moments

Munster hero Paul Warwick on reliving former glories at Thomond Park

May 24th 2014, 9:45 AM 4,429 Views 3 Comments

The Australian told us about his the finest four years of his rugby career and his most cherished winners’ medal.

# retired - Thursday 15 May, 2014

'The body has nothing left to give': Paddy Wallace calls time after 189 Ulster appearances
# Suftum
From The42
# Suftum

'The body has nothing left to give': Paddy Wallace calls time after 189 Ulster appearances

May 15th 2014, 3:26 PM 6,067 Views 10 Comments

Ulster’s all-time appearance record holder has played just once in the past 15 months.

# retired - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson forced to retire after 'serious neck injury'
# Big Loss
From The42
# Big Loss

Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson forced to retire after 'serious neck injury'

Mar 26th 2014, 9:04 AM 4,748 Views 25 Comments

The South African born forward played with Ireland Wolfhounds and toured to New Zealand with the senior squad in 2012.

Profile: The rise and fall of Martin Callinan
# Gone
# Gone

Profile: The rise and fall of Martin Callinan

Mar 26th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,654 Views 23 Comments

It’s been less than 24 hours since Martin Callinan stepped down as Garda Commissioner.

# retired - Friday 8 November, 2013

Paul Galvin's classic Twitter tribute to the retired Noel O'Leary
# Rivals
From The42
# Rivals

Paul Galvin's classic Twitter tribute to the retired Noel O'Leary

Nov 8th 2013, 11:26 AM 12,349 Views 11 Comments

The Kerry man tipped his hat to his former Cork adversary. All in the name of charity.

# retired - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Alex Ferguson to visit Dublin in November to promote second autobiography
# Football
From The42
# Football

Alex Ferguson to visit Dublin in November to promote second autobiography

Sep 4th 2013, 12:00 PM 10,589 Views 100 Comments

The cover of the Manchester United great’s book was also revealed today.

# retired - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Marcus Horan delighted to give back to communities that make Munster thrive
# Don't Stop Me Now
From The42
# Don't Stop Me Now

Marcus Horan delighted to give back to communities that make Munster thrive

May 25th 2013, 10:05 AM 3,536 Views 10 Comments

The prop forward has one week left as a rugby professional but finds himself busier than ever.

# retired - Saturday 18 May, 2013

The best bits from Ronan O'Gara's debut as a rugby columnist
# Red Ink
From The42
# Red Ink

The best bits from Ronan O'Gara's debut as a rugby columnist

May 18th 2013, 2:35 PM 5,616 Views 3 Comments

The retiring Munster, Ireland and Lions star paid tribute to the teenager Donal Walsh, who recently lost his battle with cancer.

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