About this Piece925 Sterling Silver hand-engraved Gaelic football pendant with 46cm chain and lobster clasp.
Gaelic Football is a distinctly Irish field invasion game played with a round football which can be caught, kicked and hand passed. The ball used in Gaelic Football is round and slightly smaller than a soccer ball.
The sport is governed by The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) which was founded on November 1st 1884 at a meeting in Thurles, Co. Tipperary, by a group of spirited Irishmen who had the foresight to realise the importance of establishing a national organisation to make athletics more accessible to the masses.
About the Maker
Annie Quinn has been working as a jeweler for the past twenty years, having first studied jewelry design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and later apprenticing to Bent Exner in Denmark where she specialized in architectonic jewelry design and gilding.
Annie's jewelry takes inspiration from Irish culture, landscapes and architecture. From the céili music of her family's tavern in the Gaeltacht Lár in County Donegal, to the rugged coastlines populated with traditional cottages and battered by the wild Atlantic winds, each piece of jewelry embodies key aspects of native Irish landscapes and culture.
All silver pieces are hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office.