The GAA world was rocked last night as Tipperary senior hurler Dillon Quirke passed away at only 24 years of age while playing for his club yesterday evening in the Tipperary senior championship. We send all our thoughts and prayers to his family and friend at this difficult time.
With this awful and tragic news all hurling championship games scheduled for this weekend in Tipperary are to be postponed as a mark of respect.
“Tipperary GAA extends its heartfelt and sincere sympathies to Dan, Hazel, Shannon, Kellie and the extended Quirke family. Also, to the Clonoulty Rossmore GAA Club and his teammates on the sad and tragic passing of Clonoulty Rossmore and Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke,” Tipperary GAA said in a statement.
“Dillon became ill during Friday evenings County Senior Hurling Championship game between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs in Semple Stadium and was taken to Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel where he passed away.
“Tipperary GAA wish to thank all those who attended to Dillon in Semple Stadium and in Tipperary University Hospital this evening.
“As a mark of respect to Dillon, Tipperary GAA have called off all games due to take place in the County Hurling Championships this weekend.”