Seamus Coleman is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after being on the receiving end of an utterly reckless challenge from Neil Taylor. Ireland and Wales played out a draw and few can say either side deserved more than a point.
Roy Keane is usually an engaging speaker for how he so brutally cuts through any hype but, on this occasion, it felt like he was willingly building it up. The Irish assistant manager was also evidently trying to fire his players up, ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Dublin against Wales.
While so much has been written about the lengthy list of absentees from Ireland's squad for tonight's qualifier against Wales, it is also worth pointing out that ten of tonight's likely starting XI featured prominently in the opening match of the campaign six months ago.