SO THERE YOU have it.
A whole lot speculation and bluster was blown away by two simple tweets from the FAI.
We were all huddled round the computer screen waiting for Giovanni Trapattoni to unfurl the sheet of paper like it was some ancient scripture and reel off the names of the chosen few.
Instead, Twitter jumped the gun.
Three goalkeepers, seven defenders, four central midfielders, four wingers and five strikers. Phew!
James McClean made it in, as did Stephen Hunt, but no sign of consistent Premier League performers like Ciaran Clark or Wes Hoolahan.
So, what do you think of our squad for this summer’s European Championship (we’ve waited 24 years to say that sentence)? Did the eventual unveiling of the 23 names bring relief? Or despair?