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Roy Keane World Cup Qualifier against France in 2004.
Robbie Keane's match worn and unwashed shirt from the Euro 2012 match against Italy in Poznan! 
Match worn and unwashed Aiden McGeady shirt from the Andorra game in 2011
Glen Crowe's Youth shirt from 1997. This shirt has proven to be something of an enigma as I cannot find any games where Crowe might have worn it - have a look at the photos and if you think you know then please do let me know! 
Euro 2012 qualifier away to Andorra, two shirts, Sean St Ledger's spare which has been fully signed by the whole squad and Shay Given's match worn shirt. Given is arguably Ireland's greatest ever goalkeeper, so to put up one of his shirts, a shirt that he has actually worn, is pretty special!
 
Gerry Peyton's goalkeepers shirt from the game against Wales in 1979.

 Please also note that my old email address is now no longer being used - if you wish to contact me please use this address: emmetirelandshirts [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk


What many people who follow football do not realise is that quite often the shirts that they see the players wearing are considerably different to those available for fans to buy in sports shops. These differences vary from team to team and strip to strip. This is why shirts available to supporters are called 'replica' shirts - because whilst they are very similar, they are normally different to the actual shirts that players wear. This makes them highly collectable and - in some cases - quite valuable.

Republic of Ireland shirts in recent years have had one major difference between replica shirts and 'match worn' shirts: the sponsor's logo! For well over a decade now there has been Opel or Eircom written across all replica shirts. Many fans have complained because it is highly unusual to see an International team do this. There are other differences as well - but these are a lot more subtle and vary from strip to strip. I have been collecting Republic of Ireland match worn players football shirts for a number of years now and, in October 2002, decided to create a website. All of the shirts listed on this website are either match worn or player-issued: there are no replica shirts anywhere on this site.

Please note, I do not want to sell any of my collection that will be listed on here - any offers that are made will be politely declined. I would also like this site to be a reference point for people who want to verify or authenticate any Ireland shirts that they may have. There are not - as far as I am aware - any other sites for people who collect Republic of Ireland shirts. If you have got a website that is related to the collecting of Irish football memorabilia then send me an email and I will be only too happy to put a link to it in the Links section!

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