This shirt was worn by Terry Phelan in Ireland 2-1 defeat by Mexico in the 1994 World Cup. The shirt has been signed on the front by Phelan. There is a signed letter of authenticity from Phelan himself confirming that this was the shirt he wore in that match. There are also several minor blood stains on the shirt and quite a few dirt marks on the sleeves. The shirt is the white, away, strip and it carries the special embroidery in Irish, Corn an Domhain USA '94 around the FAI logo. This translates as "World Cup USA '94".
The match was played in the middle of the day in extremely high temperatures. Many of the Irish players were not used to such heat and - as can be seen in the photo of Phelan and Dennis Irwin below - it really took its toll on them over the course of the ninety minutes. Despite this defeat, Ireland still qualified from the group phase but were defeated by Holland in the Second Round.