Tony McCoy signed off his career in Ireland with two unplaced rides at Fairyhouse.

Rathpatrick was fifth in the I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final, before Thomas Edison finished well-beaten in the Farmhouse Foods Handicap Hurdle.

McCoy, who received a huge ovation when shaking hands with racegoers in the paddock, said: "It's sad that this is my last day riding in Ireland but hopefully I'll be allowed back to spectate in years to come. I think the lads in the weighing room are happy to see me go!

"I've known lads like Ruby Walsh, Paul Carberry and David Casey for a long time, and I'll miss coming to Ireland. I'm flattered by all the attention that I've been given, and I've been just trying to keep my mind on the job.

"I'm hoping to be at Punchestown for a few days, and I was walking around JP's (McManus) place this morning looking at plenty of nice young horses that I won't be able to ride over the next few years.

"I'll miss places like this, that's for sure. There's times I've wished I hadn't been champion jockey, because I think I could have ridden a little bit longer and maybe a little bit more in Ireland, but [I’m not] going to complain - the only complaint I've got is I'd love to do it all again."

He added: "I've no thoughts about training as my life has been very committed for the past 25 years and I want to have a bit of a life for the next 25."

Ted Walsh interviews AP McCoy