Leinster's international lock Malcolm O'Kelly is to hang up his boots at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old, who has 186 Leinster appearances to his name, will hope to go out with a bang after being included in the 30-man squad for this weekend’s Magners League semi-final clash with Munster.
O’Kelly will be looking to add one last Magners League trophy to his collection that already contains the 2002 and 2008 titles, as well as a Heineken Cup medal from last year.
O’Kelly has won 92 caps for his country, making his debut in 1997 against New Zealand and has featured in the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups.
During his Test career, O’Kelly helped Ireland to Triple Crown success in 2004 and 2006 and was part of the squad that ended the 61-year wait for a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2009.
He also toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2001 before a groin injury robbed him of his place on the 2005 trip to New Zealand.
O’Kelly follows in the footsteps of team-mate Girvan Dempsey, with the full-back also set to retire at the end of the current campaign.