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# Time to go

Last month
November 2023
'Unbelievable good times' - Crossmaglen and Armagh great Kernan announces retirement
Aaron Kernan saw Crossmaglen lose out in Saturday’s Ulster quarter-final against Trillick.
Tipperary All-Ireland winner O'Meara announces inter-county retirement
The Kilruane MacDonaghs player helped Tipperary win two All-Ireland senior titles.
This year
Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg announces rugby retirement
Hogg had hoped to play at the World Cup in France.
Wales duo Wyn Jones and Tipuric announce international retirements
The players’ decisions come less than four months before Wales’ World Cup opener against Fiji in Bordeaux.
Last year
Belgium’s Eden Hazard retires from international football
Hazard won 126 caps for his country.
Donegal All-Ireland winning captain Michael Murphy retires from inter-county football
Murphy captained Donegal to five Ulster senior football titles.
Eric Donovan announces his retirement from boxing
Donovan’s last fight in September culminated in a thrilling EU featherweight title victory in Belfast.
Barcelona's Pique announces retirement after decorated career
The veteran defender bows out with three Champions League titles for his childhood club.
Roger Federer holds back tears as he bids farewell to professional tennis
Federer partnered with Rafael Nadal in the final match of his illustrious career.
Experienced Wexford hurler retires after 13 seasons at senior level
Harry Kehoe was part of Wexford’s Leinster success in 2019.
All time
Charlottesville to remove Confederate monuments
The development comes more than five years after a 2016 removal push focused on the Lee statue.
Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos to quit club
Real said there would be an “act of tribute and farewell” to Ramos on Thursday.
Kerry All-Ireland football winner Crowley retires from inter-county game
Peter Crowley made his championship debut for Kerry in 2012 against Tipperary.
Super Bowl-winning wide receiver retires after brilliant career with New England Patriots
Julian Edelman won three Super Bowls in his 12 seasons with the Patriots.
7 retirements over 6 days - change hits home in Kerry and Mayo football ranks ahead of new season
Long-serving players in both squads have called time on their inter-county careers.
Khabib Nurmagomedov retires from octagon with perfect record after UFC 254 win
The Russian has retired unbeaten with an unbeaten professional record of 29-0.
Manager Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth following relegation
Bournemouth’s relegation was confirmed on the final day despite a 3-1 victory at Everton.
Ex-Ireland player Humphreys to leave role with Gloucester after six seasons
The Ulster European Cup winner will leave his position as Director of Rugby at the end of June.
Farewell! 16 inter-county footballers who called it a day in 2019
A selection of long-serving stars retired this year.
Conor O'Shea steps down as head coach of Italy
O’Shea last game in charge was the a defeat to South Africa in the World Cup.
Waterford forward O'Halloran retires after 10 seasons in senior ranks
Brian O’Halloran has brought his senior career with the Deise to a close.
AC Milan great to step down as manager at San Siro
Gennaro Gattuso is to leave the club following their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
Middlesbrough part ways with Pulis after missing out on promotion to Premier League
The Teessiders finished seventh in the Championship, just outside the play-off places.
Irish jockey retires on medical advice after suffering injuries in a fall in January
Fran Berry was injured while racing at Wolverhampton in January.
'It's time to let the young lads get on with it' - emotional Fehily reveals Cheltenham farewell after 50-1 winner
Noel Fehily triumphed today in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.
Stoke City sack boss and ex-Ireland player Delap thrown in as caretaker
Gary Rowett was appointed last May but his spell with the Championship club has now ended.
Moving On! 11 hurlers who retired from the inter-county game in 2018
Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Dublin, Offaly, Clare and Derry players departed this year.
Gary Neville: 'The sacking of Jose Mourinho is a result of what happened last summer'
And Neville feels Mauricio Pochettino is the ideal candidate to replace him.
Beijing Olympian Philip Deignan retires from cycling after 14-year pro career
Deignan won a stage at the Vuelta à Espana in 2009.
'Attention seeker' Pogba should leave Man Utd - Ince
The France international has struggled for consistency since his return to Old Trafford.
'New challenges' prompts Kildare defender to step away from senior football squad
Johnny Byrne will not be available next season for the Lilywhites.
All-Ireland winning captain O'Sullivan becomes the fourth Kerry player to retire since close of championship
Darran O’Sullivan was part of four Sam Maguire triumphs with Kerry.
Tipperary's All-Ireland winning management team step down after three seasons in charge
Tipperary’s 2018 championship campaign had ended in June.
Knee injury forces Cork All-Ireland winner O'Neill to retire from inter-county game
The 29-year-old made his senior debut for Cork in 2009.
Diack to return to South Africa at end of the season after 10 years with Ulster
‘It is now time for us to head back to our family and friends in South Africa and start the next chapter of our lives.’
Oulart player Redmond brings Wexford senior hurling career to a close after ten seasons
David Redmond made his senior debut with Wexford in 2008.
So long, lads: 15 inter-county hurling stars who called it a day in 2017
Plenty All-Ireland winners and established figures bowed out this year.
'I’m not a guy for looking back or having regrets, I had a great run at it' - life after Limerick hurling
Gavin O’Mahony brought his Limerick playing career to a close this week
Pirlo calls it a day after World Cup, Champions League and Serie A-winning career
The 38-year-old bowed out with a message to his supporters and team-mates.
2013 Clare All-Ireland winning captain brings inter-county career to an end
Pat Donnellan is bowing out.