Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic Football Games and Practice Football sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including Minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has not announced plans to make the wearing of mouthguards compulsory in 2013.
Above Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Alan Dillon of Mayo show off the new GAA/GPA official mouthguard
Paris Gaels GAA have joined forces with local Irish Dentist Aidan Dowd to provide custom-fitted Paris Gaels mouthguards for their members. Aidan’s details are below, please feel free to contact him to arrange an appointment.
Aidan Dowd – 11 Rue de la Fontaine du But – 75018 Paris – 01 46 06 90 64 – Metro : Lamarck-Caulaincourt/Jules Joffrin (Line 12)
Custom-fitted mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist’s instructions. These will not just offer the best protection against dental and oral injury but they should not affect performance i.e. breathing and speech should be relatively unaffected particularly if these have been worn regularly.
First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and a mouthguard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, this custom-made mouthguard provides the most comfort and protection.