Donegal's defeat to Dublin not only marks the end of Championship 2016 for the Ulster finalists but also the conclusion of two lengthy careers.
Post-match Colm McFadden announced his retirement from inter-county football.
McFadden came on as a substitue with five minutes of injury time remaining against Dublin.
Colm McFadden has announced his retirement after Donegal lose to Dublin. Great career with county. Three Ulster and one All Ireland
— Donegal Democrat (@dgldemocrat) August 6, 2016
Along with the forward, Rory Kavanagh also looks set to retire. Kavanagh admitted after the game that it is likely to be the end of his time in inter-county football. It will be the second time the 33-year-old has retired. He also did so following the 2014 All-Ireland final against Kerry.
Kavanagh started the All-Ireland quarter-final at midfield but was replaced after 40 minutes by Leo McLoone.
Rory Kavanagh has admitted he's probably done now with Donegal. Incredible servant to his county. Several more to follow I'd say.
— David McIntyre (@DaveMcIntyreIRL) August 6, 2016
The retirements of Kavanagh and McFadden will probably open the floodgates for retirements in Donegal. Eamon McGee, Karl Lacey and Christy Toye are certainly other possibilities.