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Head protection
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Head protection is mainly worn in hurling; only on rare occasions do footballers wear head gear.

It is important because of the speed that the ball travels and the fact that hurleys (the stick) can be swung at head height.

Not all players at the top level will use it but in women's games and at youth level head protection is compulsory.

The lightweight headgear is capable of withstanding high impact, and is used to prevent blows to the head and damage to their ears.

The most important thing to remember if you want to wear head protection is to make sure it is comfortable - otherwise it will cause yourself unnecessary pain and injury.


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