Camogie is an Irish contact sport that is played by women. It is very similar to Hurling that is played by men. Camogie is played by a huge number of women in Ireland and worldwide.
The game is played with a curved wooden stick called a hurley and a small ball called a sliotar. The game is played by two teams with fifteen members on each side. The field is 130 meters to 145 meters long, and 80 meters to 90 meters wide.
The goals used are H-shaped. The objective is to score points by striking the sliotar with the hurley into the opposing team's goal worth three points or over the crossbar for a point. The team with the highest score at the end of the game wins.
One camogie game can last up to 60 minutes, 30 minutes each half. If the game is a tie at the end of regulation, there are two 10-minute extra time until one team scores.
While camogie has similarities to hurling, there are some key differences. Camogie, players use a slightly smaller ball, and the rules differ in terms of physical contact and the playing field. Camogie allows for less physical contact compared to hurling.
- Hurling — a Gaelic outdoor team sport where players use a wooden stick to hit a ball between the opposing team’s goalposts.
- Shinty — Scottish team sport resembling field hockey, played with long curved sticks and a small ball which is hit through tall goalposts.
- Cammag — a stick and a ball sport played with hundreds of players.
- Shinty-Hurling — a composite sport created to facilitate competitions between Shinty and Hurling players.