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Reminder: Every Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st

The new rule is part of the GAA’s ongoing efforts to safeguard the welfare of players.

Dublin's Cian O'Sullivan.
Dublin's Cian O'Sullivan.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

THE GAA TODAY launched their awareness campaign at Croke Park that all Gaelic footballer must wear a mouthguard from January 1st.

Dublin footballer Cian O’Sullivan and Cork ladies footballer Valerie Mulcahy were both on hand for the launch along with GPA CEO Dessie Farrell.

As of January 1st, all GAA players must be equipped with mouthguards as part of the GAA’s ongoing efforts to safeguard the welfare of players.

The latest move follows the introduction of the compulsory use of mouthguards for all underage GAA players, which came into effect 12 months ago.

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has also introduced a rule which makes the use of mouth-guards mandatory for all ladies players from minor grade down. The new rule also comes into effect from January 1st, 2014. OPRO are the official GAA GPA mouth-guard supplier.

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Cian O’Sullivan and Valerie Mulcahy with Dessie Farrell and Richard Evans, Sales Director OPRO
Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

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