How to Prevent our GAA players needlessly getting sick?

How to Prevent our GAA players needlessly getting sick?

Prevent Illnesses in Your GAA Players in Changing Rooms?

For Our GAA Players, The GAA season has started.

Players are training hard, getting fit, looking forward to the season ahead for club and county.

Club management has lots to do as well, the unsung heroes in the background, getting all sorts of things organised for the season.

Hygiene in the club or dressing room is unlikely to be at the top of the list, but we would suggest it should be part of the season’s plot.

Aidan O'Mahony & Eoin Bradley

illnesses (that are preventable) can be caused by hidden bacteria or germs lurking on objects or surfaces in your Club’s Premises or dressing room.

It is worth reminding club management that key players could get sick through germs contracted from one sick player who contaminates surfaces in the club premises or changing room. Maybe that sick player touches a door handles not to mention training equipment.

Remember any surface can become contaminated and harbour nasty bacteria.

Will Your Changing Room Make Your GAA Players ILL ?

In any GAA dressing room, you will have a group of players gathered in proximity to each other.

Even just one player could be ill without symptoms yet being obvious.

He or she will likely touch objects.

Flu germs, for example, can be spread when this person touches something and contaminates it with bacteria, meaning the next person to touch that thing can get infected or carry the germs on their hands.

Flu germs can live for hours on surfaces like doorknobs, desks and tables.

Worryingly other nasty germs can live a lot longer (norovirus winter vomiting bug for example) on those surfaces.

By John Hewat of Canberra, Australia (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Our GAA Players Need to be encouraged to adopt Good simple hygiene practices

Remind players that whilst their hands may look clean, they could have germs on them that could make them or other players sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, in crowded changing rooms.

Encourage regular hand washing with soap for 20 seconds, or the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to protect the individual from germs and preventing spreading them to others.

Soap or alcohol-based hand rub kills the flu virus and many others.


We Have a Range of Products to Complement Good Hand Hygiene for GAA players

In Times of Germ Outbreaks Your GAA Club Needs this

One of our products “Saniguard Fogger” “fogs” a changing room by releasing a super-fine mist that reaches every surface – every tiny crevice.

Absolutely nothing is missed. In just minutes, every last inch of a changing room is left sanitized.

There really is nothing else like it readily available on the market.

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