All I kept thinking as the ball was in the air was "Don't miss, make a good connection".
Then suddenly it was all slow motion.
The ball was in the back of the net, I was away celebrating, the crowd were going crazy and, to be honest, it's then a bit of a blank. Totally surreal.
Northern Ireland's win over Ukraine at the Euros, which took place four years ago today, will live long in my memory and I was so proud to play an important role.
There is a great aerial shot of my goal, which was sent to me, and I think it sums up Northern Ireland as a whole.
It was taken above the stadium and shows me scoring, my team-mates celebrating, Michael O'Neill and the subs jumping for joy on the touchline and, more importantly for me, the wild celebrations of the Northern Ireland fans behind the goal.
I may have scored it, but the goal was for everyone associated with Northern Ireland. A huge team effort involving players, coaches and fans. To do it in front of my family - my wife Fran and kids Bobby and Lexi were in the stadium - was extremely special.
Afterwards, though, I didn't really get time to enjoy the moment with my team-mates or indeed family because as soon as you come off the pitch you need to do media flash interviews for television. It is not just one or two - in this case, around 20 as German TV, Polish TV and loads of networks from around Europe wanted to speak to me.
I was probably getting angrier and angrier in each interview as all I wanted to do was go back to the dressing room. Then when I did get back there they whisked me to do a man of the match presentation and who should be presenting me with it but my former Irish League team-mate Ian Young. I thought that was just amazing and pretty cool. It certainly made me smile.
The next day was designated family time and it was wonderful to have the kids up at the team hotel, but of course it was only for a few hours and then it was extremely difficult to say goodbye, especially when the kids didn't understand why they had to leave their daddy so soon.
Certainly a range of emotions over those 24 hours in France four years ago.