Update: Gordon D'Arcy announced his retirement today and we thought it was a good time to remember the last time we had to say goodbye to something that we didn't want to.
Gordon D'Arcy's beard met a sad and untimely end last night. I woke up at 3am to news that it had been shaven off and couldn't get back to sleep.
However now I have reached the acceptance stage of the grieving process, and while some might say that a gallery of his beard is completely unnecessary, I would argue the exact opposite...
THE EARLY DAYS
Little did we know...
NO DOUBT DISCUSSING BEARDS HERE...
THE BEARD'S FIRST OUTING IN AN IRELAND SHIRT
THE HAPPY BEARD
THE ANGRY BEARD
THAT TIME THE BEARD ACCIDENTALLY ENDED UP ON HIS HEAD
AND THE TIME IT ENDED UP ON SHANE BYRNE
THE BEARD SHOUTING
THE BEARD MEETS THE MEDIA
THE BEARD WAITS...
THE BEARD AT WAR
THE BEARD LISTENS TO MUSIC
THE BEARD BEGINS TO LOOK LIKE JESUS
THE BEARD CELEBRATES