Tributes paid after tragic death of Tipperary hurling star during Championship game
There is widespread shock and sadness throughout Tipperary and the wider GAA family following the announcement of the death of Clonoulty Rossmore hurler Dillon Quirke, who collapsed in Semple Stadium on Friday evening during the FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship tie against Kilruane MacDonagh.
Dillon passed away despite receiving medical attention on the field and en-route to hospital, resulting in a huge out-pouring of sympathy to his family, friends, the Clonoulty Rossmore club and Tipperary GAA.
Many tributes have been paid following his tragic passing.
Tragic news of the passing of Dillon Quirke. The sporting community in Tipp are numb. A brilliant talent who was only getting better & better for club & county. All thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends in @ClonRossGAA. The bed of heaven to Dillon.— Shane McGrath (@Shaneytweet) August 5, 2022
News about Dillon Quike is absolutely heartbreaking. A family, a club, a community and a county absolutely devastated. And Gaels everyone lost for words beyond.....heartbreaking.— Shane Ó Meachair (@someachair) August 5, 2022
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Shocked and saddened to hear about Dillon Quirke, the sportsfocus team had the pleasure of taking many pictures of Dillon on the field, we all agreed he was one talented hurler. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and @ClonRossGAA teammates. pic.twitter.com/IKMpNVqWK9— Sports Focus Photography (@SportsFocusIe) August 5, 2022
So sorry to hear the tragic news about Tipp hurler Dillon Quirke. Life is too short. A genuine fella who gave his all ln the hurling field. Cruel loss to family & friends. Sympathy to all at @ClonRossGAA RIP.— Stephen Gleeson (@StephenGleeson_) August 5, 2022
Impossible to get one's head around the tragedy this evening in Tipperary. RIP Dillon Quirke.— Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) August 5, 2022
Lovely lad who I interviewed after he scored 0-4 v Waterford in 2020 league, when he said: “I waited all my life for this, it’s a dream come true." Taken too soon.
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