Shane Long's rush to comfort his injured captain sums up the incredible spirit in the Irish team
Seamus Coleman's season is over after the Ireland captain was stretchered off with a broken leg break during tonight's World Cup qualifier against Wales at the Aviva Stadium.
Coleman was the victim of a horror tackle from Welsh defender Neil Taylor midway through the second half, with the Aston Villa player seeing red for the challenge.
Coleman received attention for several minutes, with team-mate Shane Long comforting his captain as he lay on the turf. RTE opted against showing a replay of the incident, due to the graphic nature of the injury.
"It's a bad break, I think he's gone to hospital now," O'Neill said.
"It is a real, real shame for the lad. A brilliant player. We are all devastated for him."
The Ireland defender is now set to miss Everton's ten remaining Premier League games, and will be a major doubt for the rest of Ireland's World Cup qualifying campaign.