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London Irish legend Declan Danaher retires
ESPN Staff
March 20, 2014
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London Irish stalwart Declan Danaher has announced his retirement.

Danaher will continue as forwards coach of their academy and finishes his career with 275 appearances to his name for the Exiles. "It has always been a privilege to wear the London Irish jersey through the good times and the tough times," Danaher said. "I have played in some great teams and some great matches. It was an honour to win a trophy in 2002 and play in so many other semi-finals and finals.

"I am excited to embark on a new role with the club's academy, a job I have really enjoyed over the last year. I'm looking forward to working with the talented young prospects we have coming through. Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has helped me over the last 15 years of my journey of which there are too many to mention."

London Irish boss Brian Smith added: "Declan Danaher is London Irish through and through. He has always been a warrior on the field and a great ambassador for the club off the field. He is a true Irish legend and epitomises what is good about the game.

"Dec has already been working with our academy players this year and will continue in that capacity going forward. There is no better person to instil into our future players about what it means to play for our club."

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