Player Safety

Football Mouthguard

Since January 1st 2014, it has been mandatory for players in all grades to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football games and practice sessions.  Key Points:

  • All Gaelic footballers must wear a mouthguard in practice sessions and matches.
  • It is the responsibility of each individual player to use a mouthguard
  • A properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries
  • Players can be sent-off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard
  • Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouthguard rule
  • No Mouthguard? No Game!

Hurling Helmet

The GAA would like to remind all players at all levels in all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standards set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI).  All players are advised that in the event of a head injury occurring, if the helmet being worn does not meet the standard or is modified or altered from the original manufactured state, they are not covered under the terms of the GAA Player Injury Fund.  The following helmet manufacturers currently provide products which meet the standards set out in IS:355 or other replacement standard as determined by the National Safety Authority of Ireland (NSAI).

  • Mycro
  • Azzuri
  • Cooper.ie
  • Marc Sports
  • O’Neills
  • Atak Sports

Players and parents should note that not all products provided by some of these manufacturers meet the standards of IS:355.  Once the helmet or faceguard is modified in anyway, the player is playing at an increased risk of injury and not covered under the terms of the GAA Player Injury Benefit Fund.

Click here to access an information sheet for parents and players. 


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