Irish sports legend puts luxury home on market
Irish football legend Niall Quinn has cut a quarter of a million Euros off the asking price of his Naas mansion in an attempt to get a sale completed.
Quinn and his wife Gillian first put the glamourous six-bedroom home in 2014 for €2.5m. They briefly took it off the market before deciding now is the right time to sell, and has slashed the asking price to just €2.25m.
Gillian revealed that it is ‘empty nest syndrome’ that is driving the sale. She told the Irish Independent: “It’s mainly Aisling, our daughter, she’s in UCD every day and she will be travelling during the summer. She’s moved out, Niall is away in the UK doing his media work.
“He’s away in Africa a lot and it’s just myself and Mikey and my dad rattling around here a lot of the time.
“It was a fantastic house for us 10 years ago when we were raising the kids and we had a clatter of horses and ponies and dogs.
“But all of those facilities are surplus to our requirements now. It just makes sense to downsize.”
The home is fitted out with all the luxuries and features you could expect for a Premier League footballer’s pad.
There is an outside hot-tub, all weather tennis course and football pitch, as well as four paddocks and 33 acres to raise and ride horses.
The property is ideally situated just four miles outside Naas town centre, and just 40 minutes from Dublin.
The sale is being handled by Irish estate agents SherryFitz. To find our more about it visit their website.
Quinn is one of Ireland’s favourite sons. He played for the national team nearly one hundred times (92 appearances) including at two World Cup finals. He is also a one-time record goalscorer for his country (21 goals) – a record since broken by fellow legend Robbie Keane (67 goals and counting).
Quinn and is famed for his kind and generous nature and is sometimes referred to as the ‘gentle giant’. In 2002 he played his testimonial match for Sunderland against Ireland, in which he played one half for each side.
The takings totalled more than £1m, all of which Quinn gave to children’s hospitals in Sunderland and Dublin, and also to help educate children in Africa and Asia.