Waterford Crystal Coaches Trophy

The House of Waterford Crystal will provide the Croke Park Classic Coaches 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.

The factory located in the heart of Waterford City, brings a visit to Waterford to a whole new level as visitors are welcomed to witness the creation of crystal stemware, giftware and masterpieces right before their very eyes. Every year the House of Waterford Crystal melts more than 750 tonnes of crystal and produces more than 50,000 pieces using traditional manufacturing techniques.

The factory tour is a unique and captivating experience that is sure to enthral visitors of all ages, both national and international. The guided factory tour which takes approx. 1 hour, allows visitors witness each and every stage of production and see exactly how Waterford Crystal pieces are handcrafted from the initial design stage right up to the final engraving of the piece.

On completion of the tour, visitors can experience over 12,000 sq. ft. of crystal heaven in the largest retail and showcase of Waterford Crystal in the world including designer Waterford Crystal pieces by John Rocha and Jasper Conran. The House of Waterford Crystal really has something for everyone; the experience will capture the imagination of all generations, young and old.

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Waterford Crystal

  • The House of Waterford Crystal Factory opened in the centre of Waterford in June 2010.
  • Over 180,000 visitors travel to Waterford annually to visit the famous crystal manufacturer.
  • Guided Factory Tours are available daily all year round.
  • The House of Waterford Crystal manufacturing facility and visitor experience has welcomed 650,000 visitors into its haven of crystal creativity and innovation, since opening in June 2010.
  • Since the opening many national and international visitors have visited the facility including Leo Varadkar, Phil Thompson, Nick Faldo, the French, Chinese and Nigerian Ambassadors and representatives from NBC Great Getaways. In addition to this many international retailers have visited including Bloomingdales, Dillard’s, Macys, House of Frasier and John Lewis.
  • Waterford has a long tradition manufacturing sports and unique pieces of crystal. It has created the following sports trophies:

                                The Irish Open Trophy

                                The Ashes

                                 The Lions Tour

                                 The Solheim Cup

                                 People’s Choice Awards

Waterford has also designed and crafted pieces for Barack Obama, President of the United States of America and HM Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain.