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Gumshields - Rule Change - Gaelic Football

posted 22 Nov 2013, 11:09 by Carrick Swans   [ updated 22 Nov 2013, 11:16 ]

A chara,


An Chomhdháil Speisialta on 16ú Samhain 2013 passed the following motions:


Motion 4

Amend Rule 4.3 T.O. 2013 (Part 2) (Equipment) - Page 14 to read:

“In all Football Games and Practice Football Sessions, it shall be mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to use a mouth guard”.


Motion 5

Insert a new Rule 5 at end of Rules of Control – Page 26 (T.O. 2012 Part 2) to read:


“These Rules shall not impose on any Referee, Linesman, Umpire, Sideline Official, Team Official or Unit any legal duty of care or legal responsibility (which duty shall remain with individual Players, and if relevant, Parents, Guardians or other persons legally responsible for them.”


Please find attached an updated information sheet in respect of the obligatory wearing of mouthguards in Gaelic football.  I’d be grateful if you could pass this information on to your Clubs, County Board Officers and Management Team Personnel within your County.


Is mise, le meas,




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