Tributes flooded social media, with many thanking one of the real greats of Irish football for all the good times and all those goals (67 after 145 caps).
Roddy Doyle has pitched in too, in typical two pints fashion, with a fitting tribute to the man who got the famous goal against Germany that "still makes me want to punch the air."
We're pretty sure Irish fans across the country were having similar conversations last night.
Here's the text in full:
The lines on Roy Keane and Stephen Ireland are sure to raise a smile but it's the final two lines that we'll all be repeating on Wednesday night.
"Thank you, Robbie. Thank you very much."