Robbie Keane has today confirmed that after the most outstanding career in the history of Irish football, it is time to hang up his boots, at least in an international sense... LA Galaxy fans are probably delighted.
The news broke just after 4pm on Wednesday evening, and while we have been expecting this for some time, it still seems surreal that there will be Irish squads named without Robbie Keane in them from now on.
But here we are. Keano has been a part of the Irish setup for longer than many of the Irish fans who travelled to France can remember, and even. From his debut in 1998 right up until 2016, Robbie was the heart and soul of the Irish team.
From being the entire attack for the first half, and then the leader for the second half of his international career both on the pitch and in the dressing room, nobody loved pulling on their country's jersey more than Robbie Keane.
We've had a look back at his incredible career and picked a photo from each year as a tribute to the best striker this country has ever had.
1998 - Start as you mean to go on.
Robbie burst onto the international scene and had the fans buzzing from his first touch in the green jersey.
1999 - Chatting to the locals in Nigeria.
As part of the U20 World Cup squad in 1999, Keano was one of the senior players and clearly enjoyed interacting with the locals.
2000 - Making a statement at the Amsterdam Arena.
Europe knew that had to do their homework on Ireland's new star.
2001 - Sending us to Japan with a vital goal against Iran.
Such a vital part of that campaign.
2002 - No comment needed.
One of the defining moments in Irish football history. You know where you were when it went in.