Wednesday 19 June 2019

WATCH: 'If it's my jersey, how do you have it?' - Roy Keane's vintage response to Ireland fan's request

Roy Keane and (inset) Eddie O'Mahony
Roy Keane and (inset) Eddie O'Mahony

Harry Clarke

Approaching Roy Keane is a daunting task at the best of times. Facing down the Corkman armed with his unused 2002 World Cup jersey looking for him to sign it is on another level.

That's exactly what Ireland fan Eddie O'Mahony did.

The 38-year-old from Stillorgan in Dublin has amassed an enormous amount of Ireland kits dating from 1966 onwards and he showed them to Independent.ie a few weeks ago. You can read that interview here)

Eddie is currently publishing a book called '40 Shades Of Green', which will be a historic look at the Irish jersey.

This week, the diehard Ireland fan featured in Three Mobile's #TheCallUp when he recalled how he approached Roy Keane to sign a his 2002 World Cup jersey.

The reply he got was vintage Roy Keane.

"He looked me right in the eye and said, ‘if it’s my shirt, how do you have it?’ But he gave me one of those cheeky smiles and signed it for me."

Included in Eddie's enviable collection is Richard Dunne's famous number five jersey from the 0-0 draw in Moscow and Ray Houghton's kit from Euro 88.

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