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#Retirement

# retirement - Friday 29 January, 2021

'If you'd asked me in 2005 would I be there for 16 years, I'd have said I'd be doing well to be there for six months'
# Keith Higgins
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# Keith Higgins

'If you'd asked me in 2005 would I be there for 16 years, I'd have said I'd be doing well to be there for six months'

Jan 29th 2021, 11:32 AM 5,985 Views 0 Comments

Mayo stalwart Keith Higgins on his inter-county retirement, how ‘lucky’ he was to get so long and his future with the county’s hurlers.

# retirement - 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 34,623 Views 8 Comments

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

# retirement - Friday 15 January, 2021

All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire
# End Of An Era
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# End Of An Era

All-Star defender Barrett becomes latest long-serving Mayo stalwart to retire

Jan 15th 2021, 2:53 PM 8,450 Views 8 Comments

The Belmullet native has called time on his 13-year senior career.

# retirement - Thursday 1 October, 2020

'Thanks for all the magic' - tributes paid and moments of brilliance remembered as Connolly calls it a day
# Dermo
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# Dermo

'Thanks for all the magic' - tributes paid and moments of brilliance remembered as Connolly calls it a day

Oct 1st 2020, 3:30 PM 7,721 Views 6 Comments

The Dublin star announced his retirement from inter-county football last night.

# retirement - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Drogheda legend announces retirement from football
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Drogheda legend announces retirement from football

Aug 19th 2020, 10:49 PM 7,021 Views 0 Comments

Sean Brennan is hanging up his boots.

# retirement - Sunday 26 July, 2020

The defender with the most assists in Premier League history retires
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

The defender with the most assists in Premier League history retires

Jul 26th 2020, 7:50 PM 12,099 Views 4 Comments

Leighton Baines has confirmed he is hanging up his boots.

# retirement - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27
# Moving On
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# Moving On

Leinster confirm Barry Daly's retirement from pro rugby at the age of 27

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 9:31 PM 37,044 Views 16 Comments

The prolific UCD wing will move to the US to continue his education.

# retirement - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Ex-France and Barcelona defender injures knee Wednesday, retires Thursday
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Ex-France and Barcelona defender injures knee Wednesday, retires Thursday

Jun 25th 2020, 11:55 PM 15,206 Views 0 Comments

Jeremy Mathieu is hanging up his boots.

# retirement - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him
# WRC
# WRC

Focus Ireland ordered to pay €22,000 to 68-year-old 'humiliated' mediator for unlawfully retiring him

Jun 2nd 2020, 7:08 PM 40,971 Views 28 Comments

Baneham found that McGrath’s role with Focus Ireland “was ended through unlawful and less favourable treatment because of his age”.

# retirement - Friday 8 May, 2020

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air
# On Air
# On Air

'Sean, Sean, Sean...': From Maria Bailey to Trump - Sean O'Rourke's most memorable moments on air

May 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 62,407 Views 21 Comments

The popular broadcaster will present his final Today With Sean O’Rourke show on RTÉ Radio One today.

# retirement - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'
# Retirement
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# Retirement

'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'

Apr 16th 2020, 7:30 PM 15,554 Views 7 Comments

Eoin Griffin retired from rugby last year at the age of 28, after playing for Connacht over 100 times.

# retirement - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes
# Spain
# Spain

Elderly patients in Spain found abandoned, sometimes dead, in nursing homes

Mar 24th 2020, 8:58 AM 77,056 Views 54 Comments

The army has been charged with helping to disinfect retirement homes in Spain.

# retirement - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Helping people 'at their most vulnerable' as a guard and Joe Brolly's loss to the Sunday Game
# To Protect And Serve
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# To Protect And Serve

Helping people 'at their most vulnerable' as a guard and Joe Brolly's loss to the Sunday Game

Mar 15th 2020, 3:19 PM 55,976 Views 15 Comments

Cork legend Tony Davis talks to The42 after his retirement last week.

# retirement - Friday 13 March, 2020

Nine-time Cork All-Ireland winner confirms retirement from inter-county camogie
# CALLING IT A DAY
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# CALLING IT A DAY

Nine-time Cork All-Ireland winner confirms retirement from inter-county camogie

Mar 13th 2020, 9:58 AM 6,228 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s almost like a really bad break-up because it’s the only thing I’ve known all my life.’

# retirement - Sunday 1 March, 2020

The melancholy of the former distance runner
# Adaptation
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# Adaptation

The melancholy of the former distance runner

Mar 1st 2020, 8:03 PM 27,581 Views 2 Comments

In the first part of our series, Irish Olympian Ciarán Ó Lionáird discusses life after high-level sport.

# retirement - Saturday 29 February, 2020

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'
# Reality
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# Reality

'You have to treat it like a business. You're a commodity. There's no favours out there'

Feb 29th 2020, 8:00 AM 32,273 Views 6 Comments

Former Ireland and Ulster lock Dan Tuohy has been forced to retire from rugby.

# retirement - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?
# When I'm 65
# When I'm 65

The State pension 'mess': Can we afford to roll back on the pension age?

Jan 22nd 2020, 5:05 PM 35,188 Views 104 Comments

Finance expert Dr James Stewart told TheJournal.ie that pensions age issue had become “a bit of a mess”.

# retirement - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Retiring at 26: 'You feel like it's over... I didn't know what I was going to do'
# Doubt
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# Doubt

Retiring at 26: 'You feel like it's over... I didn't know what I was going to do'

Jan 16th 2020, 9:02 PM 30,512 Views 13 Comments

Former Limerick player Sean Russell on coming to terms with the premature end to his football career.

# retirement - Monday 6 January, 2020

'You won't win without strong leadership, he typifies that probably better than anyone I've seen'
# Philip Mahony
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# Philip Mahony

'You won't win without strong leadership, he typifies that probably better than anyone I've seen'

Jan 6th 2020, 7:24 PM 10,266 Views 1 Comment

Ex-Waterford captain Fergal Hartley hails the recently-retired Philip Mahony.

# retirement - Friday 13 December, 2019

Former PSG and Argentina star announces retirement
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Former PSG and Argentina star announces retirement

Dec 13th 2019, 8:04 PM 9,477 Views 1 Comment

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

# retirement - Friday 22 November, 2019

Mayweather coming out of retirement (again), promises 'spectacular event' with Dana White
# Money On My Mind
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# Money On My Mind

Mayweather coming out of retirement (again), promises 'spectacular event' with Dana White

Nov 22nd 2019, 10:36 AM 9,263 Views 12 Comments

The 42-year-old boxer has announced that he will be back in action next year.

# retirement - Friday 25 October, 2019

Former unified world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett retires aged 27
# Hanging Up The Gloves
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# Hanging Up The Gloves

Former unified world bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett retires aged 27

Oct 25th 2019, 6:15 PM 9,703 Views 7 Comments

The Belfast native confirmed his retirement in a statement on Friday evening.

# retirement - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football
# Wave Goodbye
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# Wave Goodbye

Dublin legend Bernard Brogan announces retirement from inter-county football

Oct 24th 2019, 1:16 PM 28,480 Views 77 Comments

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

# retirement - Monday 14 October, 2019

After 14 years at the top, Armagh stalwart Vernon retires from inter-county football
# Calling Time
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# Calling Time

After 14 years at the top, Armagh stalwart Vernon retires from inter-county football

Oct 14th 2019, 2:42 PM 4,216 Views 0 Comments

‘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.

# retirement - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over
# Retirement
# Retirement

'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over

Oct 1st 2019, 6:00 AM 12,892 Views 5 Comments

Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.

# retirement - Monday 30 September, 2019

'I lost my brother in 1999 so you could nearly say I retired 20 years after': 3-time All-Star Hayes
# One Of The Greats
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# One Of The Greats

'I lost my brother in 1999 so you could nearly say I retired 20 years after': 3-time All-Star Hayes

Sep 30th 2019, 7:56 PM 51,650 Views 17 Comments

The former Galway star called time on his hurling career at the weekend.

# retirement - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto'o hangs up his boots for 'new challenge'
# Retirement
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# Retirement

Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto'o hangs up his boots for 'new challenge'

Sep 7th 2019, 2:44 PM 11,583 Views 5 Comments

The 38-year-old enjoyed a prolific career with clubs including Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea.

# retirement - Friday 30 August, 2019

Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30
# Hanging Up The Boots
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30

Aug 30th 2019, 11:27 AM 38,270 Views 23 Comments

The midfielder thanked his family for helping ‘a young boy live out his dreams’ as a knee injury caught up with him.

# retirement - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran
# End Of An Era
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# End Of An Era

'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran

Aug 27th 2019, 12:14 PM 9,276 Views 23 Comments

‘He played it the way it should be played.’

# retirement - Friday 23 August, 2019

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election
# Retirement
# Retirement

John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election

Aug 23rd 2019, 10:47 AM 31,158 Views 44 Comments

Deasy was the government envoy to Washington DC.

# retirement - Sunday 28 July, 2019

'There's no question I would have loved another few years in rugby'
# Chubbo
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# Chubbo

'There's no question I would have loved another few years in rugby'

Jul 28th 2019, 8:00 AM 46,622 Views 6 Comments

Eoin O’Malley was forced to retire at 25 but has made a success of life post-rugby.

# retirement - Sunday 23 June, 2019

'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'
# Retirement
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# Retirement

'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'

Jun 23rd 2019, 9:00 AM 6,342 Views 0 Comments

Injuries forced Jessie Barr to cut short her athletics career, but the Waterford native is looking forward to the next chapter in her role as a Sports Psychologist.

# retirement - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland
# Retirement
# Retirement

Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland

Jun 20th 2019, 11:09 AM 16,397 Views 16 Comments

The whales, Little White and Little Grey, were sold to Changfeng Ocean World aquarium some 10 years ago.

# retirement - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights'
# Going Nowhere
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# Going Nowhere

'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights'

Jun 18th 2019, 12:48 PM 5,408 Views 1 Comment

Despite only boxing twice since losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr, Kell Brook insists he is not ready to retire.

'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life
# Retirement
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# Retirement

'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life

Jun 18th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,439 Views 3 Comments

The five-time Olympian on retirement and his children’s sporting careers.

# retirement - Thursday 13 June, 2019

'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'
# Retirement
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# Retirement

'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'

Jun 13th 2019, 8:00 AM 26,921 Views 31 Comments

Robbie Keane says going into coaching with Ireland has helped him come to terms with his retirement.

# retirement - Sunday 2 June, 2019

'It was relentless pain, a continuous circle and I couldn't find a way out of it'
# Retirement
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# Retirement

'It was relentless pain, a continuous circle and I couldn't find a way out of it'

Jun 2nd 2019, 10:00 AM 46,189 Views 8 Comments

Munster wing Ronan O’Mahony was forced to retire from rugby after suffering severe injury.

# retirement - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'We had a few beers and Paul was crying on the tour bus. He kept saying: I cannot believe I've won an All-Ireland'
# Legendary Status
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# Legendary Status

'We had a few beers and Paul was crying on the tour bus. He kept saying: I cannot believe I've won an All-Ireland'

May 25th 2019, 10:00 AM 36,917 Views 6 Comments

With six All-Irelands, 10 Leinster titles, five National Leagues and four consecutive All-Stars, Paul Flynn is set to be remembered as one of Dublin’s all-time greats.

# retirement - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery
# Trophy-laden Career
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# Trophy-laden Career

Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery

May 22nd 2019, 8:15 PM 12,148 Views 0 Comments

After losing five Champions Cup finals, Benjamin Kayser signs off with a Challenge Cup win.

# retirement - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Former Ireland international Darren O'Dea sent off 19 minutes into final professional appearance
# Bowing Out
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# Bowing Out

Former Ireland international Darren O'Dea sent off 19 minutes into final professional appearance

May 18th 2019, 3:14 PM 12,102 Views 4 Comments

The defender was dismissed early on as Dundee FC suffered a 3-2 defeat to St Mirren.

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