Dublin footballers, past and present have been sharing tributes to the 80’s legend Anton O’Toole, who has sadly passed away.
Anton, who was known as The Blue Panther to Dublin GAA fans, enjoyed an amazing career including winning four All-Ireland medals and three All-Stars, died this week at the age of 68, and tributes have been pouring in.
Well known names in Dublin football including Alan Brogan, Brian Fenton and Anton’s Templeogue Synge Street club mate Denis Bastick all shared sweet messages to the much loved player.
RIP The Blue Panther
— Alan Brogan (@alanbrogan13) May 17, 2019
A legend, a mentor but above all a good friend. Rest In Peace https://t.co/eU6BeLu83C — Denis Bastick (@DenisBastick) May 17, 2019
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 @DubGAAOfficial team and Anton was a huge part of helping shape that #RIPTheBluePanther
— EamonFennell (@EamonFennell) May 17, 2019
Moments like this happen too rarely. You couldn’t write it.. RIP Anton https://t.co/pQCRAvLXhd — Brian Fenton (@BrianFenton08) May 17, 2019
#thebluepanter RIP Anton, you were one of us, maybe the best of us. A gentleman you will be missed
— Vinnie Murphy QFA (@Vinniedub14) May 17, 2019
A real legend!! RIP Anton https://t.co/Lmx4WMiLDi
— Dean Rock (@Deanrock14) May 17, 2019