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The end of the road? Robbie Keane and Shay Given appear to wave goodbye to Irish fans

Hardly the fairytale ending but Robbie and Shay were given a huge ovation by the Irish fans.
Jun 26th 2016, 4:45 PM 12,014 25

IF THIS IS the end, it’s a low-key way for the curtain to come down on two glittering international careers.

Shay Given and Robbie Keane appeared to wave goodbye to the Ireland fans in Lyon this afternoon after the Boys in Green’s heartbreaking defeat to France.

Both have been incredible servants to the cause over so many years and while it isn’t the fitting farewell either deserve, there were special scenes at full-time for the whole squad.

Robbie Keane Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Robbie Keane Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

France v Republic of Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade de Lyon Source: Chris Radburn

Robbie Keane and Shay Given Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Robbie Keane and Shay Given Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

France v Republic of Ireland - UEFA Euro 2016 - Round of 16 - Stade de Lyon Source: Chris Radburn

Soccer Euro 2016 France Ireland Source: Laurent Cipriani

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