“It’s time-out as trained mediwizards hurry onto the field to examine Aidan Lynch!”
-- Ludo Bagman, calling the World Cup match (GF8)
During the final match, Lynch was fooled by a Wronski Feint performed by Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum and slammed into the ground. He was revived by mediwizards with cups of potion and finished the game, which was won by Ireland (GF8).
The name Aidan is derived from Irish Gaelic Aodhán, a familiar form of Aodh, meaning "fiery, bringer of fire" (Wikipedia).
Lynch is from Irish Ó Loingsigh "descendant of Loingseach", a name meaning "mariner" (Behind the Name).
Like the other members of the Irish National Team, Lynch is named for one of J.K. Rowling's friends:
"The Irish Quidditch team players are all named after people I have known." (JKR)
Lexicon list of Seekers
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore): Firebolt
WizardingWorld.com (Pottermore) features:
- The British and Irish Quidditch League
- British and Irish Quidditch teams to support
- Quidditch Through the Ages
Screenshots of the Daily Prophet coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (originally from Pottermore), written by J.K. Rowling, and saved on Imgur:
Harry Potter Wiki: Aidan Lynch