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Camogie is a team sport for women, very similar to Hurling and co-ordinated by the International Governing Body, the Camogie Association. It is very similar to Hurling.
Two teams of 15 play in a 60-minute match. The objective of the game is for players to use a wooden stick to hit a small ball between the opponents’ goalposts, either over the crossbar, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper.
The ball, called a sliotar, can be caught in the hand and carried for no more than four steps, struck into the air or along on the ground with the stick. It can be kicked or slapped with an open hand for short-range passing.
A goal is scored when the ball goes between the posts and under the H-shaped bar. This is equal to three points. One point is scored when the ball goes over the bar.
Our member, the Camogie Board Britain is responsible for the regulation of competitions for girls from the age of 12 and above at club, county and university level.
The responsibility for the regulation of competitions for girls under the age of 12 falls to our member, the Provincial Council of Britain Gaelic Athletic Association.
In addition to delivering camogie games in the traditional competition formats of league and championship; age specific and skill based games and competitions are also played with a view to developing players confidence and skills as they mature in their journey as a camogie player.
Examples of camogie’s coaching pathways are set out in the links below: