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Ireland prototype football shirt 1989/90

Sale price£450

Condition: 8/10

Comments: Iconic prototype shirt that was set to be worn in a friendly against Spain in April 1989.

Adidas released and marketed the new kit without consultation of the FAI who, according to FAI's General Secretary Dr Tony O'Neill, rejected the new kit because "it was released and launched on to the market without any consultation with us by Adidas. We were just told that there was going to be a new strip and that was that." 

FA Ireland stated the design 'strayed too far from tradition'. As Adidas had already produced a number of these shirts their resolutions was to put the old crest – which couldn’t be trademarked and therefore meant no royalties had to be paid – on and sell them as "supporters’ shirts".

Jack Charlton's squad at the time included Paul McGrath, John Aldridge, Ronnie Whelan, Frank Stapleton, Niall Quinn and Kevin Sheedy.

Odd bobbles throughout, partial separation/looseness to emblem, tiny repair on right sleeve cuff (pictured).

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