Shay Given has retired from international football.
Over twenty years after making his international debut against Russia in Mick McCarthy's first game as manager, Shay Given has called it a day at the age of 40.
He had initially stepped away following Euro 2012 before returning to the fold midway through the recent campaign. His last game was the 2-1 home defeat to Belarus in Turner's Cross.
He is the only Irish international who played for more than two decades. His debut came on 27 March 1996 (for context, a month before Kevin Keegan told Keys and Gray he'd love it if Newcastle beat Man United to the title) and his final game came on the last day of May this year.
Thanks to all the irish fans around the world ??????? pic.twitter.com/KSS1U6yZPl
— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) July 28, 2016