Camogie is an Irish contact sport which is played by women. It is very similar to Hurling which is played by men. Camogie is played by a huge number of women in Ireland and worldwide.
The game is played by two teams with fifteen members each. It is played in a field which is 130 meters to 145 meters long, and 80 meters to 90 meters wide. The goals used are H-shaped. One goal is equivalent to three points, and when the ball goes over the bar, a team gets one point.
The goalkeepers in camogie wear the same colors as the outfield players. There is no special rule because for the officials, there is no need to differentiate between the outfielders and the goalkeepers.
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.
- 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.