The country stopped at half twelve this afternoon to pay tribute to Jack Charlton, who is being laid to rest near Leeds today.
The Walkinstown Roundabout - the scene of a few famous Charlton-inspired celebrations over the years - was ground zero for tributes, as the D12 traffic rotary was thronged with Ireland fans.
We should rename it the Big Jack Roundaboutpic.twitter.com/L4JGpuPloI
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) July 21, 2020
Over at Dalymount Park, Bohemians FC staged their own tribute over the old tannoy, ensuring all of Phibsborough was rocking.
I’m not crying, you’re crying 💚🤍🧡
RIP Jack from the home of Irish football pic.twitter.com/iIYZoB3Ofw
— Bohemian FC 🔴⚫ (@bfcdublin) July 21, 2020
Along the Moy River in Ballina, a mural to Jack Charlton was unveiled overlooking one of his favourite salmon fishing spots.
All Irish radio stations - bar Lyric FM - halted ordinary business to play 'Put Em Under Pressure'. On RTÉ Radio One, Ronan Collins played a particularly poignant version of the song, segueing straight into that classic Kinks tune 'Days'.
We went and competed, just like Jack would have wanted. RIP Big Jack.