Playing rules for Helmets

I have received a number of queries in relation to the above particularly in regard to whether the ruling applies to training sessions and in order to clarify the position I set the ruling:

From the 1st January 2010, the following applies to  all players at all levels up to and including Senior grade:

(a) In all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is mandatory for all players to
wear helmets 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).

Currently the approved helmets are the Mycro, Marc and Azzurri.   

I would also like to point out that the GAA Injury Scheme will only operate for hurling injuries if the injured player was wearing an approved helmet.