'It has been an honour and a privilege' - Ireland legend Alison Miller calls time on her international career
Alison Miller has announced her retirement from international rugby.
The Laois native was an integral part of the 2013 Grand Slam winning team and was part of the side that reached the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup semi-finals.
Her try in the victory over the All Blacks is one of the standout moments in the history of women's rugby in this country.
The 34-year-old showed enormous resilience to bounce back from a double leg break suffered in a Six Nations games against Italy last year to feature in this year's tournament.
Announcing her retirement on Twitter, she said: "It has been an honour and a privilege to play for my country for the last ten years, however all good things must come to an end."
She made her Ireland debut in 2010 and won international caps in the sevens and 15s games.
It has been an honour and a privilege to play for my country for the last 10 year's however all good things must come to an end. Thank you to those who have helped me over the year's especially my partner Alan family and friends. Thanks for the memories❤#betterwhenbitter pic.twitter.com/AJAXkt1Zk3— Alison Miller (@aligal1984) March 19, 2019
Alison Miller hangs up her boots after an outstanding international career.— Cian Tracey (@CianTracey1) March 19, 2019
Inspired the next generation and scored this unforgettable try when an Ireland team beat New Zealand for the first time. pic.twitter.com/yvnDn4UiZq
Alison Miller’s try against New Zealand in the 2014 Rugby World Cup is one of my most beloved sporting moments. A special player, who has given Irish fans great memories. Incredible comeback from injury for 2019 WSN, to go out on her own terms... happy retirement, @AliGal1984 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/kH5McX36Ju— Elaine Buckley (@ElaineBucko) March 19, 2019
One of the best I've ever played with. Enjoy the gymnastics comeback you old fart. #MillerTime— Jenny Murphy (@jennymurphy045) March 19, 2019
Congratulations on an amazing career. #winner— Bernard Jackman (@bernardjackman) March 19, 2019
Congrats Ali. You've had such an amazing career!! You're a class act, now plenty of time to learn how to make a proper cuppa tae..— Tania Rosser (@tarnross) March 19, 2019
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