Ahead of tonight's qualifier with Moldova, the Aviva remembered the Memory Man. Tonight is the occasion of Ireland's first game since the sad passing of the great Jimmy Magee, and it was marked with a minute's applause observed by players, management, and supporters.
It was rousing, and the applause only got louder as the allocated moment elapsed. Ronnie Whelan summed it up nicely on RTE commentary: "they're not stopping, are they? Brilliant, Jimmy".
Here it is, courtesy of RTE Soccer:
"They're not stopping are they" - Terrific ovation for Jimmy Magee at the Aviva Stadium this evening pic.twitter.com/N0dWP8RJqI
— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) October 6, 2017
Fantastic. Magee was a giant of Irish sport, and if you want a deeper read on what Magee meant to his colleagues in the press box, you can read this piece, in which we speak with Daragh Maloney and the BBC's Conor McNamara.