This commission to design and make perpetual trophies and player of the series trophies for the Interprovincial Cup ,and interprovincial Trophy were part of Hanley Energy's sponsorship of the Series run by Cricket Ireland. The design using bronze, acrylic stainless steel and 3 species of native Irish hardwoods, Yew, Elm and Spanish Chestnut were chosen to show sustainablity as a key force in this sponsorship. Shane Holland and Team at Shane Holland Design sculpted these pieces integrating the famous Kookaburra white cricket ball as the centre-piece with a swirl of bronze to emphasise the spin on the ball key to cricket. Each trophy is signed by the designer with the name of the wooden species. The championship will be decided at Egilnton Cricket club in Co Derry on the 26th June where the initial trophies will be given out by Clive Gilmore CEO of Hanley Energy.
Shane Holland is a designer and sculptor trained at NCAD and UL as a product designer. He is master of metalworking and the use of mixed materials. His company has over 24 years of experience in building unique awards, sculptural and functional pieces for clients worldwide.