Tributes Are Being Paid To Tipp Hurler Dillon Quirke

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Tributes are being paid to club and county hurling player Dillon Quirke following his tragic and sudden passing yesterday evening.

In a statement Tipperary GAA says Dillon became ill during Friday evenings County Senior Hurling Championship game between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs in Semple Stadium

He was taken to Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel where he passed away.

The Tipperary GAA wish to thank all those who attended to Dillon in Semple Stadium and in Tipperary University Hospital.

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.

The Tipperary CCC has decided to call off all games under its jurisdiction this weekend as a mark of respect.

The Committee also sends its deepest sympathy to the Quirke family and the people of Clonoulty Rossmore.

Mr Quirke’s former school CBS Thurles says he was a great leader in school during his time with them and a wonderful role model for the boys in school over the past number of years. The secondary school says he was an absolute gentleman and competitor.

The Taoiseach says he’s shocked and saddened by the passing of Dillon Quirke, adding that his deepest sympathies to all his family, friends, his teammates, and all the community in Tipperary.

The President of Ireland says he wishes to express his deepest sympathies on the passing of Dillon Quirke. This is an inestimable loss not only to his family and friends but to his entire community to which he was making such a contribution. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

The West Tipperary Board sends its deepest sympathies to the Quirke and Fryday families and the people of Clonoulty/Rossmore on the sad passing of Dillon Quirke

Fintan O Toole, News Editor of 42.ie is paying tribute to the local player.

Kilruane McDonagh Club who were the other team on the field in Semple Stadium yesterday tweeted their sympathy to the Quirke Family and to Dillon’s club teammates.

A number of GAA fan clubs are sending their condolences to the Quirke family and his club during this difficult time.

Galway Footballers Homepage says their thoughts & prayers are with Dillons family, friends and everyone associated with the Clonoulty Rossmore GAA club & Tipperary GAA.

Michael Lowry TD says he joins in extending his sincere condolences to the Quirke family, to all those who knew and loved Dillon.

Mr Lowry paid tribute to Dillon describing him as a popular and highly respected young man and a stalwart of his local Club and County teams. This year had seen him rise to the top  with the Tipperary Senior Hurlers and he wore the number 5 jersey with distinction and great pride. 

Martin Brown TD says Dillon will be a massive loss to both club and county but most of all to his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all in these dark times. Rip young man

Former Tipperery TD Seamus Healy says thoughts and prayers are with Dillon Quirke, his family and friends, his team mates and all at Clonoulty-Rossmore. A great talent and star taken too soon.

Thurles Sarsfield says their thoughts are with everyone in Clonoulty-Rossmore tonight on the tragic passing of Dillon Quirke. Taken far too young. RIP

On behalf of everyone at Roscrea Hurling Club, we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dillon Quirke on his untimely passing. Commiserations to everyone in Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA and the wider GAA community also.

From all of us in The Anner Leisure Centre, we send our sincere condolences to his family, friends and teammates 🙏 RIP Dillon

The thoughts and prayers of Lattincullen Gaa are with the family, friends, club mates and everyone in Clonoulty-Rossmore on the sad news of Dillon Quirke tonight 💔💔RIP Dillon

Caherline GAA says Very sad news tonight that Clonoulty Rossmore GAA & Tipperary Gaa hurler Dillon Quirke has passed away after falling ill during a County Senior Hurling Championship match at only 24 years of age. Sincere sympathies to his family, friends & teammates. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Sourh Tipperary GAA says their thoughts are with everyone in Clonoulty-Rossmore tonight on the tragic passing of Dillon Quirke. Taken far too young. RIP

The thoughts of Solohead Gaa are with the family friends and everyone in Clonoulty-Rossmore on the sad news of Dillon Quirke tonight.❤️

Newcastle GAA Club extends our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Dillon and to all his GAA family at Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA club🕯

.On behalf of Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams camogie club we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Quirke and Fryday families on the very sad passing of Dillon. Thinking of all the people in the Parish of Clonoulty Rossmore. May he rest in peace

Everyone at Portroe GAA & Camogie Club extend our deepest sympathies to Dillon Quirke’s family, friends, team mates, mentors & everyone in Clonoulty Rssmore GAA on the very tragic news this evening. RIP Dillon taken far too young. 💙💛

Tipperary Camogie Club and County Development says sincere condolences to Dillion’s family, friends & teammates on the untimely passing of Dillion, our thoughts & prayers are with you all durning this extremely sad time. May he Rest In Peace.

Borris-Ileigh GAA would like to express our deepest condolences to Quirke family, friends and all in Clonoulty Rossmore GAA Club and community on the tragic passing of Dillon. A sublime young man in his prime who lit up the field of play for Club and County. Ar Dheis Dé Go Raibh A Anam.

Effin GAQ says sincere sympathies to his family, friends & teammates. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Thuŕles Sars- Ladies says our thoughts and prayers are with the Quirke Family and Clonoulty Rossmore GAA tonight following the sudden and tragic passing of Dillon Quirke. Ar dheis de go raibh an anam.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone in Durlas Og are with the Quirke Family and Clonoulty Rossmore GAA tonight following the sudden and tragic passing of Dillon Quirke. Ar dheis de go raibh an anam.

Kiladangan GAA club wish to express sympathy to the friends and family and to the Clonoulty Rossmore GAA Club and to the Tipperary GAA community on the sudden death of Dillon Quirke. May his gentle soul rest in peace

Caherconlish Football Club GAA says our thoughts and prayers and sincere condolences are with his heartbroken family, friends, club mates in Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA and all in Tipperary GAA. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam 💔

Galbally GAA says thoughts and prayers are with his heartbroken family, friends, his GAA family in Clonoulty-Rossmore and all in Tipperary GAA. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís

Galtee Rovers St Pecauns says our thoughts & prayers are with everyone in Clonoulty Rossmore GAA and the family and friends of Dillon Quirke who has tragically passed away. May He Rest In Peace

Thurles RFC wishes to extend sincerest condolences to the Quirke and Fryday families on the sudden passing of Dillon. A genuine sportsman taken too soon. A huge loss to his family, team and club mates. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.