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‘Hit man’ – Tributes paid after sudden dying of Tipperary striker Dillon Quirke

‘Hit man’ – Tributes paid after sudden dying of Tipperary striker Dillon Quirke
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TRIALS have flowed following the sudden dying of Tipperary striker Dillon Quirke final evening.

The 24-year-old died after falling in poor health whereas enjoying for his membership Clonoulty-Rossmore within the Tipperary hurling championship at Semple Stadium earlier than being taken to hospital.

Tipperary All-Eire profitable captain Liam Sheedy, who handed Quirke his first mortgage for the county in January 2020 within the league, expressed his condolences as he offered ‘thoughts and prayers’ to the Quirke family.

“Dillon was a tragic man to depart the sector and the entire GAA household is devastated by the information tonight.”

GAA President Larry McCarthy mentioned: “There may be an awesome feeling all through the GAA Group on the tragic lack of Dillon who had achieved a lot in his younger life.

“He was a younger man of his age with nice capability and promise and on behalf of the GAA household I want to cross on my sympathies to Dillon’s dad and mom, Dan and Hazel, and his sisters, Shannon and Kellie, an extremely troublesome time.”

The GPA tweeted that “Dillon Quirke’s household, mates and colleagues are on the forefront of the ideas of gamers throughout Eire.

“We can’t think about your ache however we are going to stroll with you and assist you in any method we will. Relaxation in peace Dillon. We mourn your loss and rejoice your life. You’ll stay you might be endlessly younger.”

Tipperary All-Eire profitable participant Shane McGrath additionally paid tribute, describing him as “an ideal expertise who was simply getting higher and higher”. “Unhappy information that Dillon Quirke has handed away. Tipp’s sporting group is devastated. A fantastic expertise who simply acquired higher and higher for the membership and the county. All ideas and prayers along with his household and mates at @ClonRossGAA . Heavenly mattress to Dillon.”

Former Tipperary All-Eire man Conal Bonnar described him as a ‘nice striker’ and a ‘pretty man’.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin mentioned he was “shocked and saddened” by the information of Quirke’s dying, whereas the Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers, mentioned he was “an incredible sporting expertise taken too younger.”

President Michael D Higgins mentioned it was “an immeasurable loss not solely to his household and mates however to your entire group wherein he contributed.”

The West Tipperary GAA board and the Tipperary camogie board, which have known as off all their matches this week, have prolonged their “deepest sympathy” following the tragedy.

Plenty of golf equipment within the Tipperary space additionally supplied condolences to the Quirke household and Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA membership.

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