DON'T forget that the GAA recently announced details of the national roll-out of the compulsory wearing of mouthguards in all underage grades up to and including minor level for all Gaelic football matches and practice/training sessions from January 1 2013. Significantly, if a player refuses to comply he can be sent-off and players will not be covered under the GAA Player Injury Scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard.
An agreement has been reached to distribute GAA/GPA mouthguards and the product range includes both boil and bite mouthguards and custom fitted mouthguards. The boil and bite mouthguards are now available to purchase. They come in four categories of protection and they are available for purchasing through the following local retailers: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle, Elverys and O'Neills.
These mouth guards, supplied by OPRO, are the best product available in terms of quality, certification and value for money. Custom mouthguards will be available from mid January.