The former All Ireland football star, Enda Colleran, has died at his home in Barna in Co Galway.  He was 63. 

Mr Colleran was one of the outstanding members of Galway's famous three in a row All-Ireland team, which he captained to victory in 1965 and 1966.

He also won colleges and All-Ireland minor medals and was selected as a member of the Team of the Century in 1984 and the Team of the Millennium in 2000.

After his playing career, Mr Colleran moved into coaching, becoming a Galway senior football selector and team manager in the 1970s. He was also a highly regarded analyst on RTÉ's 'Sunday Game' programme.

Galway's current manager, John O'Mahony, described his death as 'a great shock and a great loss'.

Mr O'Mahony added that Colleran had been a legend in Galway's footballing history, and was one of the greatest players of his time.

'He was a stylish, inspiring footballer who had been looked up to by generations of Galway players and, in particular, by the members of the current team,' Mr O'Mahony said.

Former Galway football star, Jack Mahon, described him as one of the game's truly outstanding gentlemen.

Mr Colleran's hallmarks, Mr Mahon said, were 'his courage, his consistency and his memorable kick-outs, which launched many a Galway match-winning attack'.