Irish sport has come together to mourn the death of Dublin footballing great Brian Mullins at the age of 68.
The legendary midfielder won five All-Ireland titles during an illustrious playing career, four with Dublin in 1974, 1976, 1977 and 1983 and one in the colours of St Vincent's in 1976. As a manager, Mullins guided Derry to Ulster SFC success, as well as a National League title, and more recently, he led his home club St Vincent's to the Dublin SFC title in 2017.
Tributes have flowed on Twitter for a man who will be remembered as one of the GAA's all-time greats.
We are devastated with the news of the passing of UCD Director of Sport Brian Mullins. A fantastic friend, colleague and a true legend. There is so many positive stories to remember about Brian. He touched so many people in a positive way. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. pic.twitter.com/97cprBvWUx— UCD GAA Club (@UCDGAA) September 30, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian Mullins. An absolute colossus in St Vincents. There’s so much to say about the man, and we’re all still processing this. We’ll honour him in the coming days. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam— StVincentsGAA (@StVincentsGAA1) September 30, 2022
‘An iconic figure in the world of Gaelic football’ - The death has been announced of the legendary Dublin GAA star Brian Mullins at the age of 68 pic.twitter.com/eTjLtX9jQA— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) September 30, 2022
Just heard about the passing of Dublin and UCD legend Brian Mullins.— Jerome Quinn (@JeromeQuinn) September 30, 2022
The skies above Parnell Park right now are blue.
Former Derry manager too, of course pic.twitter.com/103KSf2DCg
UCD has been our home since 2012 & nobody has made us feel more at home than Brian Mullins.— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) September 30, 2022
Our hearts are broken for his family and his friends at @StVincentsGAA1 @DubGAAOfficial @ucddublin
One of the all time GAA greats. And an even better man.
Fathach fir. Croí bhriste. pic.twitter.com/BUq65aR2qm
Brian Mullins RIP. Our Ulster Senior Football Championship winning manager from 1998 and an icon of Gaelic football with his native Dublin, Brian Mullins was a great friend to Derry GAA. He will be sadly missed. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal. pic.twitter.com/uPeKwkPSXw— Derry GAA (@Doiregaa) September 30, 2022
RIP Brian Mullins. I thought he was invincible- especially after recovering from his dreadful car crash to be an inspirational leader of 1983 #Dublin team - and this memorable victory over #Cork in the semifinal replay in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. And what a leader for St Vincent’s! pic.twitter.com/7jHRjKPA3Q— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) September 30, 2022
So sad to hear of the passing of the legendary Brian Mullins @StVincentsGAA1 @DubGAAOfficial - one of the all-time greats of Gaelic Football. Deepest sympathies to all his family. May he Rest in Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. https://t.co/vRAklPQkXl— Brian Carthy (@briancarthyrte) September 30, 2022
Our thoughts go out to Brian Mullins’ family & his many many friends, colleagues & acquaintances.— Clontarf Rugby Club (@ClontarfRugby) September 30, 2022
While he was best known for his exploits on the GAA field, we are very proud that Brian lined out in the red and blue during his rugby days.
Rest in peace Brian.#RIPBrianMullins pic.twitter.com/PioSxQCQK4
The Queen's GAA Community are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a giant of Gaelic Football & Irish sport, Brian Mullins.— Queens GAA (@QueensGAA) September 30, 2022
We extend our sympathy to his family & colleagues.
Go ndeana dia trocaire ar a anam.@StVincentsGAA1 @UCDGAA @ucdsportsclubs @StudentSportIrl pic.twitter.com/xWNMH2LVlE
Played a league game few years ago against St Vincents and I heard an umpire giving me stick. Turned around and it was Brian Mullins, a Dublin legend giving me stick! I was happy with that🙌 loved the way he played and how passionate he was about the game,even as an umpire😉RIP💙— Philly Mc Mahon (@PhillyMcMahon) September 30, 2022
Mayo GAA sends their condolences to the family of the late Brian Mullins RIP. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. https://t.co/SrPKJPbhU6— Mayo GAA (@MayoGAA) October 1, 2022
We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of @StVincentsGAA1 @UCDGAA @DubGAAOfficial legend Brian Mullins— CLG Naomh Pól, Béal Feirste 🅾️ (@StPaulsGAC) October 1, 2022
A brilliant friend of our club in recent years, it was great to enjoy his company at our annual dinner
Our thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends#NPA 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/6Iq0b5nMtE
I was a lot older when I realised how lucky we were to have a GAA legend like Brian Mullins teaching us how to handpass up in the school gym @CarnGaa..always so helpful during @UCDGAA days too.. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam pic.twitter.com/tRK1wMkl0v— Deirdre Foley (@defoley1) October 1, 2022
One of the great people of my time— Bernard Flynn (@bernardflynn15) October 1, 2022
One of the great leaders of my time
One of the greatest footballers of my time WHAT A MAN 👊💪👊💪👊💪
Brian Mullins RIP 💛💚💙🤍💛💚💙🤍💛💚💙🤍💛💙💙🤍💚💛
Fortunate to have met Brian Mullins many times over the years. Best known as a footballer but I was always struck by his passion for all sports. An amazing footballer, athlete and warrior. He stood out as one of the best in the greatest era of them all. Rest in peace Brian 🙏🏻— Darren Frehill (@Darrenfrehill) October 1, 2022
A football legend and an Irish sporting icon.— Jack Chambers TD (@jackfchambers) September 30, 2022
Brian Mullins was a 4 time All Ireland winner, 9 time Leinster champion, two time All Star and one of the games great midfielders.
Above all he was a sportsman to his core and had Dublin in his DNA.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam https://t.co/QtI3H82CCH