Stephen Ward won 50 caps for the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Ward has announced his retirement from international football.
The 33-year-old Burnley full-back, who was omitted from Mick McCarthy’s 23-man squad for this month’s European qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia, has called it a day after winning 50 senior caps and representing his country at both Euro 2012 and Euro 2016.
5️⃣0️⃣ senior caps
2️⃣ EURO tournaments
We say a massive THANK YOU to Stephen Ward as he announces his international retirement
A gentleman, a warrior and a great servant! 🇮🇪 #ThanksWardy #COYBIG pic.twitter.com/ER6DDcFaBw
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) March 14, 2019
“It’s with a heavy heart that I have decided to retire from international football,” said Ward.