Dillon Quirke

Clonoulty/Rossmore and Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke passes away

The Tipperary GAA family is in shock after the passing of 24-year-old Dillon Quirke, the Tipperary senior hurler who passed away after falling ill for his club Clonoulty/Rossmore during their County Senior Hurling Championship match at Semple Stadium Thurles on Friday evening.

He was operating at full forward for his side when he collapsed after 28 minutes. He was immediately attended to by Kilruane and Clonoulty players who summoned medical assistance with the Knights of Malta crew quickly on to the field.

As the seriousness of the situation became apparent an ambulance was called and the player, who by now had been stretchered off the field into the medical room at the stadium was attended to by paramedics. He was later removed by ambulance to hospital where he sadly passed away.

His passing was confirmed by Tipperary County Board late on Friday night, and they also confirmed that all games across the county will be postponed this weekend as a mark of respect.

May he rest in peace.