The Liam McCarthy Cup
JMK Goldsmiths holds a distinctive role in the legacy of the prestigious Liam MacCarthy Cup, the esteemed trophy awarded to the winners of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship each year. This historic cup, named in tribute to Liam MacCarthy, former president of the London Board of the GAA, has a profound connection with JMK Goldsmiths today. In 1922, Liam MacCarthy himself approached the GAA with a visionary idea—to commission a trophy for the champions of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The Cup was fashioned after an ancient drinking vessel called a mether and meticulously crafted by Edmund Johnson Jewellers of Grafton Street, Dublin, at a cost of £50.
In 2010, the GAA once again turned to James Kelly, tasking him with creating yet another replica of the Liam MacCarthy Cup which was to be used for marketing purposes.