Cammag

Cammag is a sport which was developed in the Isle of Man. This game is similar to the Scottish sport of Shinty, and the Irish sport of Hurling. It was very popular in the Island until the 1900’s until Association Football was introduced, but it is now being played again today.

Cammag is usually played today in St. John’s. Cammag, which is a Manx word, as in the modern Scottish Gaelic and Irish caman, was derived from the Gaelic root word cam, which means bent.

The equipment of this game includes a stick, and a ball (crick or crig). Cammag can be played with around four to two hundred players. Back in the days, one whole town and some villages played a single game. 

The cammag stick can be any stick with a bent end. The stick looks similar to the caman in Shinty. The ball, which is the crick, can be made of cork or wood.

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