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# Retirement

All time
'I lost my brother in 1999 so you could nearly say I retired 20 years after': 3-time All-Star Hayes
Three-time Champions League winner Samuel Eto'o hangs up his boots for 'new challenge'
Ireland midfielder David Meyler forced to retire at 30
'A real role model for people on and off the pitch' - Tributes pour in for Mayo great Andy Moran
John Deasy to quit politics ahead of the next general election
'There's no question I would have loved another few years in rugby'
'It's hard because it was my favourite thing to do. It was what I was good at'
Two 'showbiz' whales from Shanghai aquarium moved to sanctuary in Iceland
'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights'
'I just didn't have the love anymore': Heffernan moves on with family life
'I played for 20-odd years and then one morning it's gone. It was difficult to accept'
'It was relentless pain, a continuous circle and I couldn't find a way out of it'
'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'
Veteran French and Clermont hooker announces retirement after finally ending European misery
Former Ireland international Darren O'Dea sent off 19 minutes into final professional appearance
Ex-Man City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure retires
'We're willing to change': Senior gardaí say proposal for targeted severance package is 'unsettling'
'Ruby was always there to help and advise me. It was brilliant that he could go out on his own terms'
President Higgins thanks Ruby Walsh for 'outstanding contributions' to Ireland's reputation
John O'Shea announces retirement from professional football on 38th birthday
No flash. No fuss. Noel Fehily rides into the sunset
Argentina star Gonzalo Higuain confirms retirement from international football
Jon Walters: 'Now that I'm finished as a player, I'll spend a lot of time on myself'
Conor McGregor announces his retirement from MMA
New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement aged 29
Ireland legend Miller calls time on 10-year international career
Ireland defender Stephen Ward announces international retirement aged 33
Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea defender Johnson announces retirement
'I had 70 and 80-year-old men coming up to me in tears. That kind of summed it up'
President signs bill that allows public servants work until they're 70
'I can leave with my head held high and be very proud of everything I've achieved over the years'
Public servants 'in limbo' as law to change retirement age faces 'tight' Christmas deadline
'Tá mo chuid déanta' - Kerry great Ó Sé brings football playing career to an end
Three-time Premier League winner Joe Cole announces retirement
'When he has the ball, his feet are like glue. They don't call him the Derry Pele for nothing'
Teachers will be allowed work beyond 70 in their final school year under new law
'The objective is my long-term health' - Ulster second row retires aged 30 following concussion concerns
'The anxiety I would get would manifest itself' - Joe Marler reaffirms he never tried to incur an England ban
'Now is the time to walk away' - England prop Joe Marler retires from international rugby
Former Ireland International Player of the Year Karen Duggan announces retirement aged 27