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The Dáil gave a standing ovation to the former Republic of Ireland boss

The Dáil gave a standing ovation to the former Republic of Ireland boss

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The Dáil gave a standing ovation to the former Republic of Ireland boss

Bohemian FC has unveiled its latest Dalymount Park mural, named Put 'Em Under Pressure in honour of the late Jack Charlton.

The former Republic of Ireland manager died at the age of 85 last Friday after a long battle with dementia and lymphoma.

Charlton frequented Dalymount - the former venue for international matches - both as an England defender and Ireland manager.

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Bohs' commercial and marketing director Dan Lambert said the much-loved honorary Irishman not only played in the Phibsboro stadium, but was a voice for the working class.

"He has a connection with Dalymount Park. He played here, he managed here when it was an international stadium," Mr Lambert said.

"Jack was a brilliant person, he did a huge amount for the country and the sport. Back in 1990, those were tough days for Ireland coming out of the 80s, and it wouldn't be an overstatement to say they were darker days.

"Football unites people, and himself and the nat- ional team did a lot for the country.

"Jack was the type of person that represented the working class and he was universally liked. I've never heard anyone say a bad word about him."

The mural was painted by Niall O'Lochlainn on an exterior gate of the stadium on Dalymount Lane.

Mr O'Lochlainn has previously painted Bob Marley and Phil Lynott for the Bohs.

He said the Jack Charlton mural meant a lot to him because "that lane is used sometimes for anti- social reasons, so it's nice to paint something positive there".