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Dublin Football Legend Anton O'Toole Has Passed Away

Dublin Football Legend Anton O'Toole Has Passed Away

Dublin gaelic football legend Anton O'Toole has sadly passed away at the age of 68.

O'Toole won four All-Ireland's with the Dubs during Kevin Heffernan's reign, as well as three All-Stars and 8 Leinster titles. O'Toole was a stalwart in the #10 shirt during the Heffo's Army glory years.  'The Blue Panther' also possessed one of the greatest nicknames in GAA history.

His passing was confirmed by his club Templeogue Synge Street this morning.

Speaking to the Examiner in 2011, O'Toole ranked the '74 All-Ireland win over Cork as the sweetest win of them all.

That was our greatest victory because it came from nothing. We had absolutely no expectation of winning an All-Ireland in 74. We played Cork in a league match early that year.

They were All-Ireland champions at the time and I never got a kick in the match and I remember walking home up Camden Street saying ‘I’m not going to make it here’. That was six months before we won an All-Ireland.

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O'Toole also managed his club to the 2008 Dublin intermediate club title.

Glen Hansard singing 'Raglan Road' at the top of Grafton St last Christmas is something truly special.

The GAA world this morning mourns one of the greats of that famous Dublin team.

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