Waterford Crystal creates Crystal American Football Helmet for Croke Park Classic Coach's Award
The Croke Park Classic is an American Football Spectacle which will be held in Dublin on the 30th August 2014. This year the University of Central Florida (UCF) will host Penn State in their Season Opener in the GAA Headquarters – Croke Park.
The local American Football team, the Waterford Wolves visited the House of Waterford Crystal to launch the Waterford Crystal American Football Helmet on its journey to Croke Park.
The House of Waterford Crystal will provide the Croke Park Classic Coach’s Award which will be presented at the end of the game.
The trophy was designed and hand crafted at the Waterford factory in Ireland and is a Crystal replica of an American Football helmet.
This Crystal Trophy was designed by Billy Briggs, who captured the true classic shape of the American Football Helmet. The design, sparkle and quality reflect the unique design and craftsmanship of Waterford Crystal.
The piece was mouth blown and hand cut using traditional manufacturing techniques. The diamond cutting across the surface of the helmet allows the light catch it, in order to create the magical sparkle, associated with Waterford Crystal.