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. This is the first time UCF and Penn State have played outside the United States. The teams will compete for the Dan Rooney Trophy named after a key player in the GAA’s redevelopment plans for Croke Park in the early nineties.

The Creation of a Replica American Football Helmet Sports Trophy from Gerry O'Carroll on Vimeo

The House of Waterford Crystal is providing 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 our Waterford factory 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.

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