Dublin legend Anton O'Toole dies aged 68

Anton O'Toole in action in the 1984 All-Ireland final

Four-time All-Ireland SFC winner Anton O'Toole has died, aged 68.

O'Toole, who made his senior debut for the Dubs in 1972 passed away after battling an illness.

He won All-Ireland titles in 1974, '76, ''77 and '83.

Tributes have been pouring in for O'Toole with many paying tribute to the Dublin legend.

All-Ireland winner Eamon Fennell also paid tribute to the 'Blue Panther' saying: "I was very fortunate to have met Anton O'Toole lots of times over the last few years. Like the rest of the lads from the 70's, he was a gentleman.

"They helped shape the culture of today's [Dublin] team and Anton was a huge part of helping shape that

Minister for Sport Shane Ross added his condolences: “It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Anton O’Toole," he said.

"He was an extremely popular player who went on to give back to his club off the field. My thoughts are with his family and close friends at this sad time.”

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