Truly awful news hit the GAA & Ireland on Friday evening as 24 year old hurler Dillon Quirke with his whole life ahead of him passed away suddenly while playing for his club Clonoulty-Rossmore in the Tipperary hurling Championship.
Truly awful, something that should never happen, you go out to play for your club and don’t come back. We send our best wishes to his family and friends after this difficult time.
It's clear he brought joy 2 every1 & described as a "rogue" by his uncle & club chairman Andrew Fryday he will leave a gap in the hearts of all here pic.twitter.com/TimYcaldRA
— Sheila Naughton (@SheilaNaughton1) August 6, 2022
— Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA (@ClonRossGAA) August 6, 2022
The Tipperary GAA community is in mourning following the death of senior hurler Dillon Quirke after he collapsed whilst playing for his club Clonoulty/Rossmore on Friday evening. Our correspondent Marty Morrissey is at Semple Stadium | Read more: https://t.co/QhU9RXUAJw pic.twitter.com/wyVRGEuu4E
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) August 6, 2022
All club games in Tipperary have been suspended this weekend, it’s going to be very difficult for his teammates to pick it up again next week, after this tragic loss.
The whole county of Tipperary is in shock and indeed Ireland, can’t imagine what his family must be going through.