Tipperary is in mourning after inter-county hurling star Dillon Quirke died having collapsed during a club match at Semple Stadium in Thurles on Friday evening.
In a meeting between Quirke's club Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs, the player fell ill late in the first half. He received immediate medical treatment on the pitch before being transferred to Tipperary University Hospital.
The 24-year-old won All-Ireland medals at Minor and under-21 levels, before making his senior debut for Tipperary against Limerick in 2020. Most recently, he started all four of the Premiers Munster Hurling Championship outings.
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In a statement, Tipperary GAA said: "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.
"Dillon became ill during Friday evenings County Senior Hurling Championship game between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs in Semple Stadium and was taken to Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel where he passed away.
"Tipperary GAA wish to thank all those who attended to Dillon in Semple Stadium and in Tipperary University Hospital this evening.
"As a mark of respect to Dillon, Tipperary GAA have called off all games due to take place in the County Hurling Championships this weekend."