While tonight was all about Robbie Keane, there was also a special moment reserved for another Irish legend.
Like practically everyone else inside the Aviva Stadium this evening, Paul McGrath was on hand to pay tribute to one of Ireland's favourite sons in Robbie Keane. Perhaps it was something in the air, or the atmosphere of nostalgia floating about inside the ground but when the TV cameras picked up a shot of McGrath watching the game, well, some magic happened.
And no one inside the stadium was more surprised than Big Paul himself.
A huge cheer at the Aviva for another Irish legend, @Paulmcgrath5! #ThanksRobbie https://t.co/1yOmblJ2bC
— eir Sport (@eirSport) August 31, 2016