Republic of Ireland midfielder announces retirement from international football
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Republic of Ireland midfielder announces retirement from international football

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND midfielder Wes Hoolahan has announced his retirement from international football.

Hoolahan is the second Republic of Ireland player to announce their retirement this year as striker Daryl Murphy called quits on his international career last month.

The 35-year-old Norwich City midfield maestro made his senior international debut back in May 2008, a few weeks before signing for Norwich from Blackpool.

He won the last of his 43 caps in the 5-1 home defeat to Denmark in the World Cup Play-Offs in Dublin.

Hoolahan cited the fact that he would be 38 years old by the time the 2020 European Championships begin as the reason for his decision.

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Irish fans will best remember Hoolahan for his stunning goal against Sweden in the first game of the 2016 European Championships.

People have been paying tribute to the playmaker on Twitter this morning.

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