For each victory, a respective jeweled ornament is added to the foot-long club. For each USC victory, a ruby-adorned Trojan head is added, marked with the year and game score; for each Notre Dame victory, a similarly detailed emerald-studded shamrock is added. For tie games, a combined Trojan head/shamrock medallion is used (the NCAA has since changed the rules to allow no tie games since 1996). Although the shillelagh was introduced in 1952, the medallions go back to the start of the series in 1926.The original shillelagh was retired in a 1995 ceremony and is now permanently displayed at Notre Dame. In 1997, Jim Gillis, former head of the Notre Dame Club of Los Angeles, commissioned a second shillelagh, longer than the original and handcrafted from a blackthorn in County Leitrim with gold and jeweled medallions made by us here at Images. Go Irish!