Dillon Quirke Remembered On 1st Anniversary Today


A huge crowd gathered at the GAA grounds in Clonoulty this Saturday evening for the first anniversary of Clonoulty/Rossmore and Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke.

Dillon passed away while playing for Clonoulty/Rossmore in the Tipperary senior hurling championship against Kilruane McDonaghs in Semple Stadium Thurles on the 5th of August last year.

People travelled from many parts of Tipperary and further beyond to remember Dillon.

Former president of the GAA and current MEP Sean Kelly was also in attendance along with Ger Ryan Chairperson of the Munster GAA Council along with members of the Tipperary GAA Board.

Guest speakers this evening were Andrew Fryday Clonoulty/Rossmore Chairperson and Dillon’s uncle.

Tipperary senior hurling manager Liam Cahill also spoke about what Dillon meant to the people of Tipperary and further beyond and he said that Dillon was always on the players minds and we will always keep him with us at all times.

President of the GAA Larry McCarthy also spoke to the large crowd and then unveiled a plaque in memory of Dillon.

Mass was then celebrated in memory of Dillon.