It’s with extremely sadness that we report that Tipperary senior hurler Dillon Quirke has sadly passed away at the age of 24! Dillon Quirke collapsed during a Tipperary Senior Hurling game with his club yesterday evening and got medical attention on the pitch straight away.
Before being transferred to Tipperary University Hospital by ambulance where he passed away.
When something like this happens it brings the whole GAA community together and the tributes that have poured in for this young man have been incredible.
All hurling championship games scheduled for this weekend in Tipperary are to be postponed as a mark of respect.
Heartbreaking to hear of the death of Clonoulty and Tipperary senior hurler Dillon Quirke who collapsed during a Tipperary SHC game with his club this evening. Devastating that a young man of 24 with his whole life ahead of him has sadly left this World 💔 Rest in Peace Dillon 😢 pic.twitter.com/CTDf0v4htG
— Buff Egan 🇺🇦 (@buff_egan) August 5, 2022
Impossible to get one's head around the tragedy this evening in Tipperary. RIP Dillon Quirke.
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.
— Shane Stapleton (@ShaneSaint) August 5, 2022
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
One hell of a player.
Dillon Quirke. pic.twitter.com/geWw4legDk
— Lets talk GAA (@lets_gaa) August 5, 2022
Match abandoned here in Semple Stadium just before half-time.
Dillon Quirke of Clonoulty-Rossmore required medical attention and was stretchered from the field of play just before half-time resulting in their game against Kilruane MacDonaghs to be abandoned.
— Tipp FM Sport (@TippFMSport) August 5, 2022
Dillon was a smashing person on and off the pitch and all of the GAA family are numb at the news tonight. My thoughts and prayers are with Dan, Olive and all of the family.
— Liam Sheedy (@LiamLsheedy) August 5, 2022
Everyone @PortroeGAACamo extend our deepest sympathies to Dillon Quirke’s family, friends, team mates, mentors & everyone in @ClonRossGAA on the very tragic news this evening. As a mark of respect all games this weekend have been postponed.
RIP Dillon taken far too young. 💙💛
— PortroeGAA & Camogie (@PortroeGAACamo) August 5, 2022
This is such tragic news, a young man with his whole life ahead of him we send our best wishes to his family and friends at this time. May he rest in peace.