Having recently announced his retirement from inter-county Gaelic football, Kerry's Kieran Donaghy was among the guests on tonight's Late Late Show.
No stranger to the show, there was a slightly sombre tone to proceedings as he looked back on an astounding career, and what will now come next for Donaghy.
Despite having his detractors over the years, Donaghy's appearance coincided with a whole host of well-wishes from those duly impressed with how he discussed such matters.
Legend Kieran Donaghy. Winner @starryboy14
— Michael O Sullivan (@fionapuffin) September 21, 2018
Kieran Donaghy is winning every woman’s heart right now on the late late
— Róisín Mannix (@Roisin_Mannix) September 21, 2018
@RTELateLateShow lovin donaghy. Kerry will miss havin a pivotal figure like him to deflect attention from Clifford. Hope the gaa can keep him involved. Happy retirement chap. (Up de dubs)
— peigisgingerbiscuit (@cian162) September 21, 2018
— GMcKeown (@GerMcK1976) September 21, 2018
Kieran Donaghy is one decent skin #LateLate
— Rory's Stories (@RorysStories) September 21, 2018
Great to see poet and Kerry footballer, Kieran Donaghy, on Late Late ! https://t.co/xeJCouoG6h
— Michael O'Regan (@Michael_O_Regan) September 21, 2018
Discussing everything from the impact his mother had on his inter-county success, to the poem he wrote that signaled it was all over, Kieran Donaghy even took this opportunity to follow in Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh's footsteps and read the poem aloud.
— The Late Late Show (@RTELateLateShow) September 21, 2018
Kieran, your fantastic, huge respect for you, you took a picture with my mom in Fitzgerald stadium on Munster final day 2017, she told you she wanted one last picture with you, she adored you, what you didn’t know was that she had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Thank you
— Selina O'Connor (@selinascakes) September 21, 2018
If you happened to miss the interview tonight, you can watch the whole thing back below.
Kieran Donaghy talks all things family, football and a little bit of basketball on the Late Late Show. https://t.co/eNvg00zv1m
— RTÉ GAA (@RTEgaa) September 21, 2018