This is a fully signed Republic of Ireland shirt that was issued to Ken Cunningham for the match against Estonia on 6th June 2001. It is a short-sleeved white, away, shirt. Cunningham did not play in the match itself - however this is the shirt he wore on the bench for the game. Goals from Richard Dunne and Matt Holland gave Ireland a 2-0 win in this 2002 World Cup Qualifier.
The shirt has been fully signed on the front by the whole of the Irish squad in clear black ink. The signatures are great - they are all very clear and have not been rushed by any of the players.
Cunningham donated the shirt to a hospice who auctioned it. I was fortunate enough to purchase the shirt from the person who won that auction. There is a hand-written letter from Ken Cunningham, and a full letter of authenticity from the hospice, which confirms the shirt as being worn by Ken Cunningham. The shirt differs from replica shirts because there is no sponsor's logo on the front: all Ireland replica shirts from 1992 onwards had a sponsor logo written on the front; shirts without a sponsor logo could not be bought in shops from this period onwards.