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This is a shirt that was allocated to midfielder Andy Reid for the friendly match against China on March 23rd 2005. The match ended in a 1-0 win for Ireland. The shirt is a green, home, long-sleeved jersey. It has been signed on the front by Andy Reid. He donated the shirt to a charity who auctioned the shirt. I purchased the shirt from the person who won that auction. There were no match details printed on any of the shirts from the friendly against China, as can be seen from the photos of the match. I have been told by a reliable source that the reason for this is because China were expected by the FAI to be wearing red shirts. Ireland had prepared to showcase their new, white, away shirts but when the Chinese arrived with white shirts too a last-minute change was needed! This meant that Ireland reverted to green to prevent a clash of colours