Helmets a Must from January First

November 8, 2018

The following motion was passed at Congress 2008: –
Rule 4.2 (Equipment) of the Playing Rules for Hurling and Football
•a) In all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is
mandatory for all players to wear a helmet with a facial guard
•b) Helmets shall be approved for use on the basis of compliance
with standards and tests set out in IS 355 as determined by the
National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI)
•c) A Referee shall not allow a helmet to be worn in a football

This rule shall come into operation on January 1 st 2010 . Players who have not worn a helmet previously, including goalkeepers, will need
time to adapt to the change Accordingly it is important to advise all your adult players of this rule immediately.