On Friday, an excellent match hurler from Tipperary County, Eire, died unexpectedly after collapsing throughout a county senior championship sport.
Dillon Quirke, 24, collapsed proper earlier than halftime, and he needed to be helped off the sector at Semple Stadium in Thurles.
The referee and Tipperary GAA have referred to as off the sport following the incident.
After being transported from the sector on a stretcher, he finally died out of the blue at Tipperary College Hospital in Clonmel.
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Though the precise explanation for loss of life stays unknown, Mr. Quirke reportedly felt sick the night time throughout the championship sport between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs, in response to a press release.
In a statement, “Tipperary GAA extends its deepest and most honest condolences to Dan, Hazel, Shannon, Kellie, and the prolonged Quirke household. Additionally, to the Clonoulty Rossmore GAA Membership and his teammates for the unhappy and tragic passing of Clonoulty Rossmore and Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke.”
“Dillon fell sick throughout Friday night time’s senior county hurling championship sport between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs at Semple Stadium and was taken to Tipperary College Hospital in Clonmel the place he handed away,” it mentioned.
“The Tipperary GAA wish to thank everybody who attended Dillon at Semple Stadium and Tipperary College Hospital tonight. Out of respect to Dillon, the Tipperary GAA has canceled all video games happening on the County Hurling Championship this weekend,” the assertion concluded.
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) August 7, 2022
The passing of Quirke has been met with widespread disappointment and tributes from pals, colleagues, and politicians.
In a tweet, the President of Eire supplied his condolences, “As President of Eire, I want to categorical my deepest sympathies on the passing of Dillon Quirke. That is an inestimable loss not solely to his household and pals however to his whole group to which he was making such a contribution. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”
Deputy Micheál Martin the Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Eire) paid his respect.
“Shocked and saddened by the passing of Dillon Quirke. My deepest sympathies to all his household, pals, his teammates, and all of the group in Tipperary,” he wrote.
The previous Tipperary and Clonoulty/Rossmore hurler Timmy Hammersley additionally supplied his condolences.
“The massive factor for me with Dillon is that innocence he had, the real love of taking part in, the real love of the membership,” mentioned Hammersley per Independent. “It actually got here throughout. We skilled collectively, we went to the health club collectively, we ran collectively, we did ball wall classes collectively, together with others, there was a core group that skilled actually laborious and Dillon was considered one of them.
“We will exaggerate these items when somebody passes on, however there isn’t a exaggeration on this case. He was a mild soul, a mild big who actually did deal with folks very properly, irrespective of who they had been. And I feel it’s due to that angle that he was so good at sport as properly.”
All video games right now and tomorrow will observe a second of silence in reminiscence of Dillon Quirke of Tipperary.
As has been the observe throughout GAA fields all around the nation this weekend, a poignant minute silence was noticed right here in @eireogcork ,previous to throw in @OfficialCorkGAA SAHC, R2 sport @CourceysGAA 🆚 @FrONeillsGAA n reminiscence of Dillon Quirke (24) who handed away out of the blue on Fri pic.twitter.com/dHA0gd0BnN
— Paudie Palmer (@PaudieP) August 7, 2022
Owenbeg remembers Dillon Quirke #DerrySHC pic.twitter.com/MFDw44oWgg
— Michael McMullan (@malmcmullan) August 7, 2022
A minutes silence adopted by applause is noticed right here for Dillon Quirke @CrokePark previous to the @OfficialCamogie All Eire Senior Ultimate @CorkCamogie @KilkennyCamogie
Ideas and prayers together with his household and the @TipperaryGAA group #dillonquirke #GoTogether pic.twitter.com/9w98FYQdbp
— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) August 7, 2022
The funeral of hurler Dillon Quirke is to happen on Tuesday in response to his obituary.