The final, crushing blow to Irish Euro 2012 morale was inflicted in Poznan, in Poland.
In the final minute of our final game Mario Balotelli did the damage, and that's why John O'Shea admits he had mixed feelings about trotting out on the turf at the Municipal Stadium in this Polish city this week.
O'Shea is well aware that he was the Irish player closest to Mario Balotelli when he smashed home Italy's second goal in that 2-0 win, the ninth and final goal conceded by Ireland at Euro 2012.
John O'Shea: "I don't even want to think about how I was feeling the last time I was in Poznan.
"It's not just the memory of Balotelli for me, it's the Croatia game, the Spain defeat that came before the Italy match, everything about that tournament was disappointing for us.
"A lot has happened since then and we can move forward."