Dillon Quirke will be laid to rest this afternoon

Dillon Quirke will be laid to rest this afternoon

Mourners will pay their final respects to 24 year old Dillon Quirke who will be laid to rest later this morning.

Dillon passed away following a championship hurling match at Semple Stadium last Friday evening.

He took ill late in the first half of their game with Kilruane MacDonaghs and quickly received medical attention on the pitch.

He was then transferred to Tipperary University Hospital by ambulance where he later passed away.


The Chairman of the Tipperary GAA County Board Joe Kennedy says Dillion was a born leader who showed incredible potential on the hurling pitch.

"Dillon cemented his place on the Tipperary team this year.

"In a year that probably didn't go great great for us, Dillon was one of our rising stars.

"He was the bright light for the future.


"For Liam Cahill coming in as manger, he certainly would have been the man he would have been expecting to cement down a place and be a leader.

"He was a leader for Clonoulty and he was looking to be a leader for Tipperary."


Joe Kennedy says the whole county has been in mourning following his death.

"He was a GAA man, he was a GAA player but he was also a member of a community and a member of the greater Tipperary community.

"He would have also had associations through school, through different aspects of his life, outside of the GAA.

"There is a lot of people grieving for the loss of Dillon this week."

The funeral of Dillon Quirke will take place today at 12 noon in St. John the Baptist Church, Clonoulty, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

An online book of condolence is open to allow people to express their sympathies to the family of Dillon Quirke.