Anton O'Toole

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Anton O'Toole
Personal information
Irish name Antóin Ó Tuathail
Sport Gaelic football
Position Full-forward
Born (1951-02-18) 18 February 1951 (age 66)
Dublin, Ireland
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Nickname The Blue Panther[1]
Occupation IT consultant
Years Club
Synge Street P.P.
Club titles
Dublin titles 0
Years County Apps (scores)
1972-1984 Dublin 47 (7-50)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 8
All-Irelands 4
All Stars 3
**Inter County team apps and scores correct as of (20:30, 18 August 2006 (UTC)).

Anton O'Toole (born 18 February 1951) is an Irish retired Gaelic footballer. His league and championship career with the Dublin senior team spanned thirteen seasons from 1972 to 1984. O'Toole is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the game.[2]

Born in Dublin, O'Toole first played competitive Gaelic football during his schooling at Synge Street CBS. He later joined the Synge Street P.P. club and won a county junior championship medal in 1970.

O'Toole made his debut on the inter-county scene when he was picked on the Dublin minor team. He subsequently joined the Dublin under-21 team, however, his underage inter-county career ended without success. O'Toole joined the Dublin senior team during the 1972 championship. Over the course of the next thirteen seasons he won four All-Ireland medals, beginning with a lone triumph in 1974, back-to-back championships in 1976 and 1977 and a final title in 1983. O'Toole also won eight Leinster medals, two National Football League medals and three All-Stars. He played his last game for Dublin in September 1984.[1]

In retirement from playing O'Toole became involved in team management and coaching. He guided Templeogue Synge Street to the county intermediate championship title in 2008.



Synge Street PP