Last month, Ian Madigan kicked 14 of Leinster's 19 points as they beat Ospreys at the RDS.
On that Saturday night - three weeks prior to the Easter Rising centenary celebrations - the out-half's luminous green boots were emblazoned his own tribute to the men and women of 1916.
1916 on one side, the tricolour on the other.
Madigan's reason for the tribute was a personal one. Speaking to the Irish Independent's Ruaidhri O'Connor, the Bordeaux-bound player explained that his great grandfather Dr. John Barrett had performed as a medic 100 years ago.
It was just to signify a big part of our history. A small part of my family were a part of it, my great grandfather was a doctor on the first day of the Rising and was treating people.
It's a massive part of our history and it was just to mark that. It wasn't one-sided and we're in a privileged position as sports people, we're in the public eye and when we saw everything over the Easter weekend, around the centenary and the turn-outs that the events got, we saw how much it means to people.
It was just nice to be in a position to be able to have a small mark of respect for that.
As Madigan himself said on the Instagram post of the boots, the scoreline of that game against Ospreys fittingly read 19-16.
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