Here are two updates to your design. They are essentially the same except one has the Irish flag, and the other does not. In the new flag version, a screen has been added to mute the flag; in finishing, shadows will be added to better define things.
Updates in both mockups include changing the logo to a brighter gold, and giving the knotwork and lettering a more copper feel, to offset them from the central design. The banner has been moved to the top, and enlarged. "2001" has been added at the bottom of the shield. The logo has been scaled down slightly to fit the banner.
The earlier versions are posted at the bottom.