Clonoulty-Rossmore chairman Andrew Fryday has led native tributes to his nephew Dillon Quirke, who tragically died on Friday night time whereas representing his membership within the Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship.
The participant, who has began all 4 of his county’s Munster Championship video games this season, collapsed at Semple Stadium within the first half of their match with Kilruane MacDonaghs.
He rapidly obtained medical consideration on the sector earlier than being taken by ambulance to Tipperary College Hospital, the place he died.
Talking to RTÉ Sport, Fryday, brother of Quirke’s mom Hazel, paid tribute to each the participant and the individual.
“He was a clear man, a lovable, lovable man who had every little thing you could possibly need in a cheater. An awesome man, robust, succesful, a frontrunner on the sector. He was the captain of our workforce this 12 months. , main from the entrance.
Andrew Fryday, chairman of the Clonoulty/Rossmore membership and uncle of Dillon Quirke, has paid tribute to the Tipperary rival following his tragic demise on Friday. pic.twitter.com/RJxmmkhizx
– RTÉGAA (@RTegaa) August 6, 2022
Fryday mentioned the Tipp workforce had been enthusiastic about how far their star might go within the recreation.
“His brother-in-law Declan Ryan, our former Tipperary supervisor, was supervisor and coach of the membership. Dillon completely liked him, he would do something for him.
“We had been hoping that this 12 months we’d proceed the drive and repeat 2018 and put one other district end on the desk.
“Dillon additionally received the under-21 regional ultimate that 12 months for his membership, in ’18, and received the county ultimate right here with the membership in 2014 at U16. His educational vitae it was very large.
“We had been wanting ahead to him main us for the subsequent variety of years for us.”
“He was a gasoline man, filled with evil, filled with thievery,” Fryday added on Saturday Sport.
“She has her mom’s magnificence and her father’s devilishness. That is how he was.
“I do know it is a horrible loss for us as a household and a horrible loss for us right here in our neighborhood.”
Former Tipperary supervisor Liam Sheedy, who handed Quirke his first county mortgage in 2020, was additionally talking on Saturday Sport and mentioned: “He was a particular lad to be round. final 24 hours.
“He was an important man across the space and he was an excellent, superb participant. I believe he liked life and he liked to pitch, pitching was as his love.”
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