A rally to remember teenager, who was killed in a racist attack last week.
Toyosi was a promising footballer and was playing with League of Ireland side Shelbourne FC under 15s. Jim Crawford (Ex-Newcastle United), Joseph Ndo (Former Cameroon international) , Curtis Fleming (Former Ireland international) and Ollie Cahill (Shamrock Rovers) are among those who have played with Shelbourne in recent years. All of these players have been involved with anti-racism campaigning with Show Racism the Red Card.
Toyosi had declared his ambition to play for Ireland. He was much loved by his family and friends. The rally was held to ensure that such attacks do not happen again.
Many of his friends attended wearing t-shirts with his picture and others with his nickname Toyboy imprinted. They chanted "Justice for Toyosi" and "Say No to Racism" throughout the march.
The message to those assembled was to promote togetherness and integration in Irish society. Black and white people of different ages carried banners stating 'Show Racism the Red Card'.
Toyosi was stabbed to death during an attack which followed a row sparked by racist jibes, it was disclosed. He was taken to a hospital after the attack shortly after 7pm on Friday 3 April but died a short time later. Two brothers, aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested shortly after the killing.
The teenager was of Nigerian descent but had been living in Ireland for some years. A garda spokesman said: "I don't think anyone went out there to kill anyone. But things got out of hand and then someone was killed. This is certainly an incident which we are addressing as racist based." Officers say they are concerned about tensions in the area and the Garda Racial and Intercultural Office is working in the locality.