New medal design for Sunday's match

Updated: Friday, 05 Sep 2008 11:41

New All-Ireland medal
New All-Ireland medal

The GAA has confirmed that the winners of next Sunday’s GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship will be the first to be presented with the re-designed All-Ireland medal.

The new medal design includes the newly redesigned heritage crest of the GAA.

The original insignia of the GAA stemmed from the first All-Ireland medal, which was crafted around 1910. It drew its inspiration from the Irish High Cross.

On the new heritage crest the initials ‘GAA’ sit at the heart.

The date, 1884, is a reminder of the year of the foundation of the GAA. The words ‘Cumann Lúthchleas Gael’ are etched within the cross, and record the contribution made to the preservation of the Irish language.