On Friday, a super fit hurler from Tipperary County, Ireland, died unexpectedly after collapsing during a county senior championship game.
Dillon Quirke, 24, collapsed right before halftime, and he had to be helped off the field at Semple Stadium in Thurles.
The referee and Tipperary GAA have called off the game following the incident.
After being transported from the field on a stretcher, he eventually died suddenly at Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel.
Although the exact cause of death remains unknown, Mr. Quirke reportedly felt ill the night during the championship game between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs, according to a statement.
In a statement, “Tipperary GAA extends its deepest and most sincere condolences to Dan, Hazel, Shannon, Kellie, and the extended Quirke family. Also, to the Clonoulty Rossmore GAA Club and his teammates for the sad and tragic passing of Clonoulty Rossmore and Tipperary hurler Dillon Quirke.”
“Dillon fell ill during Friday night’s senior county hurling championship game between Clonoulty Rossmore and Kilruane MacDonaghs at Semple Stadium and was taken to Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel where he passed away,” it said.
“The Tipperary GAA would like to thank everyone who attended Dillon at Semple Stadium and Tipperary University Hospital tonight. Out of respect to Dillon, the Tipperary GAA has canceled all games taking place at the County Hurling Championship this weekend,” the statement concluded.
— Tipperary GAA (@TipperaryGAA) August 7, 2022
The passing of Quirke has been met with widespread sadness and tributes from friends, colleagues, and politicians.
In a tweet, the President of Ireland offered his condolences, “As President of Ireland, I wish to express my deepest sympathies on the passing of Dillon Quirke. This is an inestimable loss not only to his family and friends but to his entire community to which he was making such a contribution. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”
Deputy Micheál Martin the Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) paid his respect.
“Shocked and saddened by the passing of Dillon Quirke. My deepest sympathies to all his family, friends, his teammates, and all the community in Tipperary,” he wrote.
The former Tipperary and Clonoulty/Rossmore hurler Timmy Hammersley also offered his condolences.
“The big thing for me with Dillon is that innocence he had, the true love of playing, the true love of the club,” said Hammersley per Independent. “It really came across. We trained together, we went to the gym together, we ran together, we did ball wall sessions together, along with others, there was a core group that trained really hard and Dillon was one of them.
“We can exaggerate these things when someone passes on, but there is no exaggeration in this case. He was a gentle soul, a gentle giant who really did treat people very well, no matter who they were. And I think it’s because of that attitude that he was so good at sport as well.”
All games today and tomorrow will observe a moment of silence in memory of Dillon Quirke of Tipperary.
Owenbeg remembers Dillon Quirke #DerrySHC pic.twitter.com/MFDw44oWgg
— Michael McMullan (@malmcmullan) August 7, 2022
A minutes silence followed by applause is observed here for Dillon Quirke @CrokePark prior to the @OfficialCamogie All Ireland Senior Final @CorkCamogie @KilkennyCamogie
Thoughts and prayers with his family and the @TipperaryGAA community #dillonquirke #GoTogether pic.twitter.com/9w98FYQdbp
— Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) August 7, 2022
The funeral of hurler Dillon Quirke is to take place on Tuesday according to his obituary.
What game are we talking about here? What’s a HURLER? Is this a human interest story or more anti vax anecdotal info? Missing some of the Who, What, Why, Where, When and How’s. Is this a parody of modern journalism?
Not sure how much evidence everyone needs but here is another victim of the toxic injections. I have read at least 15+ articles about young men collapsing and dying while playing soccer and other sports in the last year. I have never ever seen so many young men die while playing sports. Doctors are dying unexpectedly in large #’s and we all know there are many many more we don’t hear about. My own aunt died after injection, My sister and cousin are vaccine injured and the doctors won’t admit it or treat it. I know of nobody who died or got very sick from C19, they all got the sniffles and recovered. The funny thing is I can inform them of everything I know about how bad these injections are and give them a ton of real evidence but nobody will listen to me. They all put their faith in the T.V. over me. I tell the seniors I know to stop getting boosted. They look at me and say their doctor recommends it so they got it. Then they say “Nothing has happened to me”. Not yet I say and even if it does they will say you died of the cancer it caused, the heart failure it caused, the blood clots it caused and deny it was the vax that caused it all to begin with. They can easily write it off as old age. Oh well, I tried. I give up. You can’t fix stupid.
When, about a hundred years ago, when I was in sports, there was no such thing as steriods, fentanyl, or covid shots. We didn’t have young people dying on fields either. Hmmm, I wonder….?
Thank you’re corrupted communist one world order satanic government
If the JAB killed him, it will not be reported.