Since January 1, 2013, it has been mandatory for players in age grades up to and including minor to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games.
From January 1, 2014, this rule will apply to Gaelic footballers in all age grades.
The key points to note arising from this rule change are: 1) Gaelic footballers in all age grades must wear a mouthguard from January 1 2014; 2) It is the responsibility of each individual player to use a mouthguard; 3) A properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the
incidence and severity of sports-related dental and injuries 4) Players can be sent-off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard; 5) Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouthguard rule; 6) No Mouthguard? No Game!