HE’S often been spotted fishing on the banks of the River Moy or supping a pint in a local watering hole but Jack Charlton has decided to sell-up his home in County Mayo after a 23 year connection with the town of Ballina.
The 79-year old World Cup winner bought the four-bed home for £50,000 in 1991 and the detached residence of the former Republic of Ireland boss is expected to fetch around €130,000.
“Jack has been a part of life around here for more than 20 years,” local estate agent Michael Boland told The Irish Independent.
“He has said that he is getting older now and that he and Pat cannot keep up with keeping a four-bedroom holiday home in order.”
However it is not expected that Jack will call time on his regular twice-yearly trips to Ballina.
“He's made some good friends around here over the decades and his wife Pat says they’ll be staying with other people instead,” said the world cup medallist's estate agent.
Mr Boland said the home has already been offered the asking price, despite the fact the property has only just been put on the market. There has even been interest in the house from one party based in Britain.
Jack’s house overlooks prime salmon and trout fishing spots on the fisherman’s beloved River Moy. The house also includes a kitchen, a living room, a mature front and back garden, a hall, four bedrooms and a garage.