Donall Farmer/INPHO Dave Billings was a Dublin selector under Paul Caffrey and Tommy Lyons.
Tributes pour in after Dublin, St Vincent's and UCD GAA stalwart Dave Billings passes away
Billings was also a former Dublin U21 manager.

Updated 13.50

TRIBUTES HAVE POURED in this morning after the sudden passing last night of Dublin, St Vincent’s and UCD GAA stalwart Dave Billings.

Billings had a long association with Dublin GAA, serving as a selector of the senior football team in recent years under Tommy Lyons and Paul Caffrey.

He was also a former Dublin U21 football manager and played for the senior football team under Kevin Heffernan in the seventies.

Dave Billings and Paul Caffrey Donall Farmer / INPHO Dave Billings and Paul Caffrey celebrate Dublin's 2008 Leinster semi-final win. Donall Farmer / INPHO / INPHO


Bernard Brogan celebrates with Paul Caffrey and Dave Billings James Crombie Billings celebrates with Bernard Brogan and Paul Caffrey after Dublin's 2011 All-Ireland win. James Crombie

Billings was also well-known for his role as GAA officer in UCD, helping their Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup teams for many years.

Babs Keating with Dave Billings Morgan Treacy / INPHO Dave Billings with Babs Keating after the 2005 Dublin county senior hurling final. Morgan Treacy / INPHO / INPHO

Several inter-county stars who lined out for UCD GAA teams have paid tribute to Billings.

His standing in the GAA community has also been reflected in the condolences being sent by other third-level GAA clubs.

And by members of the wider Irish sporting community:

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