They celebrated that like it was a winner against England in the World Cup final.
WHAT A GREAT FOOTBALL GAME.
The Republic of Ireland put the result beyond doubt as James McClean's high cross is over everyone and Robbie Brady heads into an empty net at the back post.Copyright: Reuters
Of course Gibraltar would have to attack to score an equaliser. They get to the halfway line and then their player slips.
Conor Hourihane picks out Richard Keogh with a good corner and the defender's header is well saved by Kyle Goldwin.
Four minutes added on as the Gibraltar keeper slices a kick.
Imagine if Gibraltar equalised.
(Don't worry, that's not my way of saying they have).
Robbie Brady 20 yards out. Over.
James McClean clips a ball over the top, and Richard Keogh goes down. It looks like Ethan Jolley clipped him but the referee doesn't give a penalty. No VAR in these qualifiers.
Irish players barely appealed though.
A reminder that Gibraltar have conceded 107 goals in their previous 22 qualifiers, all defeats.
There have been a couple more Irish attacks which have fizzled out. I'm losing the energy to tell you about them now.
There's been a goal elsewhere. Spain have a second penalty against Sweden. This time it's Alvaro Morata who takes it and he scores.Copyright: Reuters
Shane Duffy heads wide from Conor Hourihane's corner.
Corner to the Republic. Can they find a second?Copyright: PA
The Republic of Ireland Under-21s are in the semi-finals of the Toulon tournament in France. Suspect they'd be more than 1-0 up against Gibraltar right now.
James McClean slips as he shoots wide from 20 yards.
Seamus Coleman backheels the ball to Robbie Brady, whose cross is headed away. Now Jeff Hendrick puts a ball into the box but the Irish concede a free-kick.
Sean Maguire offside now. Mick McCarthy screams some instructions from the sideline.
This is terrible to watch.
Gibraltar bring on Ethan Jolley for his second cap. His first was a one-minute cameo in a friendly against Estonia. He replaces the injured Andrew Hernandez.
Conor Hourihane takes a corner, which Shane Duffy heads into the air. A defender pushes Robbie Brady into the Gibraltar keeper and somehow earns his side a free out.
On comes Robbie Brady for Callum Robinson on the right wing. Preston's Robinson did OK but missed an end product.
Jeff Hendrick finds Seamus Coleman, but a Gibraltar player does well to slide the ball off him.