Mouth Guards Mandatory 2014

Mouth Guards are mandatory for players in all age grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. This rule has been mandatory for players in grades up to Minor since 2013 and applies to all age grades since January 1st 2014.  


  • Gaelic footballers in all age grades must wear a mouth guard from January 1st 2014
  • It is the responsibility of each individual player to use a mouth guard
  • A properly fitted mouth guard 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 mouth guard
  • Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouth guard rule
  • No Mouth guard? No Game!

This document has been compiled to assist GAA Clubs, players, parents, coaches and referees in complying with the provisions of the rule.

Note from the CLUB – it is YOUR responsibility to ensure you have and wear a mouth-guard at all times. Thanks to Shane Duffy the club is in a position to facilitate the fitting and supply of Mouth-guards for an approximate cost of €35. If you are interested please forward application to Eamon Hession club secretary at and he will co-ordinate arrangements.