Camogie
Overview
 
Camogie is an Irish stick-and-ball team sport
Sport
A Sport is all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness and provide entertainment to participants. Sport may be competitive, where a winner or winners can be identified by objective means, and may require a degree...

 played by women; it is almost identical to the game of hurling
Hurling
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. Hurling is the national game of Ireland. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and...

 played by men. Camogie is played by 100,000 women in Ireland
Ireland
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

 and world wide, largely among Irish communities.

It is organised by the Dublin-based Camogie Association
Camogie Association
The Camogie Association organises and promotes the sport of camogie in Ireland and across the world. The Association has close ties with the Gaelic Athletic Association.-History:...

 or An Cumann Camógaíochta
Camogie Association
The Camogie Association organises and promotes the sport of camogie in Ireland and across the world. The Association has close ties with the Gaelic Athletic Association.-History:...

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Matches are contested by two teams of 15 a side, using a field 130m to 145m long and 80m to 90m wide. H-shape goals are used, a goal (scored when the ball goes between the posts and under the bar) is equal to three points and a point (scored when the ball goes over the bar) is equal to one point.
The annual All Ireland Camogie Championship attracts attendances of up to 33,154 and is televised live, attracting a TV audience of over 300,000, or 7% of the Irish population.
The rules are almost identical to hurling
Hurling
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. Hurling is the national game of Ireland. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and...

, with a few exceptions.
  • Goalkeepers wear the same colours as outfield players.
Encyclopedia
Camogie is an Irish stick-and-ball team sport
Sport
A Sport is all forms of physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical fitness and provide entertainment to participants. Sport may be competitive, where a winner or winners can be identified by objective means, and may require a degree...

 played by women; it is almost identical to the game of hurling
Hurling
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. Hurling is the national game of Ireland. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and...

 played by men. Camogie is played by 100,000 women in Ireland
Ireland
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

 and world wide, largely among Irish communities.

It is organised by the Dublin-based Camogie Association
Camogie Association
The Camogie Association organises and promotes the sport of camogie in Ireland and across the world. The Association has close ties with the Gaelic Athletic Association.-History:...

 or An Cumann Camógaíochta
Camogie Association
The Camogie Association organises and promotes the sport of camogie in Ireland and across the world. The Association has close ties with the Gaelic Athletic Association.-History:...

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The Game

Matches are contested by two teams of 15 a side, using a field 130m to 145m long and 80m to 90m wide. H-shape goals are used, a goal (scored when the ball goes between the posts and under the bar) is equal to three points and a point (scored when the ball goes over the bar) is equal to one point.

Profile of Camogie

The annual All Ireland Camogie Championship attracts attendances of up to 33,154 and is televised live, attracting a TV audience of over 300,000, or 7% of the Irish population.

Rules

The rules are almost identical to hurling
Hurling
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. Hurling is the national game of Ireland. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and...

, with a few exceptions.
  • Goalkeepers wear the same colours as outfield players. This is because no special rules apply to the goalkeeper and so there is no need for officials to differentiate between goalkeeper and outfielders.
  • A camogie player can handpass a score (forbidden in hurling since 1980)
  • Camogie games last 60 minutes (senior inter-county hurling games last 70)
  • Dropping the camogie stick to handpass the ball is permitted.
  • A smaller sliotar (ball) is used in camogie - commonly known as a size 4 sliotar - whereas hurlers play with a size 5 sliotar.
  • If a defending player hits the sliotar wide, a 45-metre puck is awarded to the opposition (in hurling, it is a 65-metre puck)
  • After a score, the goalkeeper pucks out from the 13-metre line. (in hurling, he must puck from the end line)
  • The metal band on the camogie stick must be covered with tape. (not necessary in hurling)
  • Side–to-side charges are forbidden. (permitted in hurling)

Camogie players must wear skirt
Skirt
A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist and covers all or part of the legs.In the western world, skirts are usually considered women's clothing. However, there are exceptions...

s or skort
Skort
A skort, sometimes called a scooter or skant, resembles a skirt all the way around, and has shorts underneath. Some skorts are essentially skirts with a pair of shorts hidden underneath, though most resemble a pair of shorts with a panel of fabric over the front.-History:The term "skort" is used...

s rather than shorts
Shorts
Shorts are a bifurcated garment worn by both men and women over their pelvic area, circling the waist, and covering the upper part of the legs, sometimes extending down to or even below the knee, but not covering the entire length of the leg. They are called "shorts" because they are a shortened...

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Foundation

Experimental rules were drawn up in 1903 for a female stick-and-ball game by Máire Ní Chinnéide
Máire Ní Chinnéide
Máire Ní Chinnéide was an Irish language activist, playwright, first President of the Camogie Association and first woman president of the Oireachtas....

, Seán Ó Ceallaigh
Seán Ó Ceallaigh
Seán Ó Ceallaigh may refer to:*Seán T. O'Kelly , second President of Ireland .*Seán Ó Ceallaigh , Irish Fianna Fáil politician from County Clare...

, Tadhg Ua Donnchadha and Séamus Ó Braonáin. The Official Launch of Camogie took place with the first public match between Craobh an Chéitinnigh (Keatings branch of the Gaelic League) and Cúchulainns
Cúchulainns
Cuchulainns is a camogie club that participated in the foundation of the game of camogie in 1904. Cuchulainns wore a navy gym tunic with a dark blue and white checked blouse.-External links:* Official Camogie Association Website...

 on July 17 at a Feis in Navan. The sport's governing body, the Camogie Association or An Cumann Camógaíochta was founded in 1905 and re-constituted in 1911, 1923 and 1939. Until June 2010 it was known as Cumann Camógaíochta na nGael.

Historic Rules

Under Séamus Ó Braonáin’s original 1903 camogie rules both the match and the field were shorter than their hurling equivalents. Matches were 50 minutes, and playing fields 125-130 yards (114-119m) long and 65-70 yards (59-64m) wide. Until 1979 a points bar was also used, meaning that a point would not be allowed if it travelled over this bar, a somewhat contentious rule through the 75 years it was in use. Teams were regulated at 12 a side, using an eliptical formation (1-3-3-3-1) although it was more a "squeezed lemon" formation with the three midfield players grouped more closely together than their counterpart on the half back and half-forward lines. In 1999 camogie moved to the GAA field-size and 15-a-side, adopting the standard GAA butterfly formation (3-3-2-3-3).

Nomenclature

The name was invented by Tadhg Ua Donnchadha (Tórna) at meetings in 1903 in advance of the first matches in 1904.

Men play using a curved stick called in Irish
Irish language
Irish , also known as Irish Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish is now spoken as a first language by a minority of Irish people, as well as being a second language of a larger proportion of...

 a camán. Women would use a shorter stick, at one stage described by the diminutive form camóg. The suffix -aíocht (originally “uidheacht”) was added to both words to give names for the sports: camánaíocht (which became iománaíocht) and camógaíocht. When the Gaelic Athletic Association
Gaelic Athletic Association
The Gaelic Athletic Association is an amateur Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders...

 was founded in 1884 the English-origin name "hurling" was given to the men's game. When an organisation for women was set up in 1904, it was decided to Anglicise the Irish name camógaíocht to camogie.

Literary References

A reference to camogie features in one of Lucky's speeches in Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot to arrive. Godot's absence, as well as numerous other aspects of the play, have led to many different interpretations since the play's...

 by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet. He wrote both in English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.Beckett is widely regarded as among the most...

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Structure

An Cumann Camógaíochta
Camogie Association
The Camogie Association organises and promotes the sport of camogie in Ireland and across the world. The Association has close ties with the Gaelic Athletic Association.-History:...

 has a similar structure to the Gaelic Athletic Association
Gaelic Athletic Association
The Gaelic Athletic Association is an amateur Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders...

, with an Annual Congress every spring which decides on policy and major issues such as rule changes, and an executive council, the Árd Chómhairle which deals with short-term issues and governance. The game is administered from a headquarters in Croke Park
Croke Park
Croke Park in Dublin is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association , Ireland's biggest sporting organisation...

 in Dublin. Each of 28 county boards takes control of its own affairs (all of the Irish counties except Fermanagh
Fermanagh GAA
The Fermanagh County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Fermanagh GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland. The county board is also responsible for the Fermanagh inter-county teams-History:...

, Leitrim
Leitrim GAA
The Leitrim County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Leitrim GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Leitrim. The county board is also responsible for the Leitrim inter-county teams.-Gaelic football:In the 1924 Connacht...

 and Sligo
Sligo GAA
The Sligo County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Sligo GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Sligo...

), with the number of clubs ranging from 58 in Cork to one in Leitrim
Leitrim GAA
The Leitrim County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Leitrim GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Leitrim. The county board is also responsible for the Leitrim inter-county teams.-Gaelic football:In the 1924 Connacht...

. There are four provincial councils and affiliates in Asia, Australia, Britain, Europe
Europe GAA
The European Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or Europe GAA is one of the boards of the GAA outside Ireland, and is responsible for organizaning Gaelic Games in continental Europe...

, New York
New York GAA
The New York County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association , or New York GAA, is one of the county boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in the New York metropolitan area...

, New Zealand and North America
North American GAA
The North American County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association or North American GAA is one of the boards of the GAA outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in the United States of America, excluding the New York metropolitan region, which is under the control of the New York GAA...

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Camogie Clubs

There are 537 Camogie clubs of which 513 (95.5pc) are based on the island of Ireland, 47 in Connacht (8.8pc), 195 in Leinster (36.4pc), 160 in Munster (29.8pc) and 110 in Ulster (20.5pc).
  • Antrim 22
  • Armagh 18
  • Carlow 6
  • Cavan 9
  • Clare 26
  • Cork 58
  • Derry 23
  • Donegal 3
  • Down 21
  • Dublin 39
  • Europe 4
  • Fermanagh 0
  • Galway 34
  • Kerry 3
  • Kildare 19
  • Kilkenny 33
  • Laois 7
  • Leitrim 1
  • Limerick 25
  • London 7
  • Longford 1
  • Louth 6
  • Mayo 3
  • Meath 14
  • Monaghan 4
  • New South Wales 5
  • N America 7
  • Offaly 12
  • Roscommon 7
  • Sligo 2
  • Tipperary 32
  • Tyrone 10
  • Waterford 16
  • W Australia 1
  • Westmeath 13
  • Wexford 33
  • Wicklow 13

All Ireland Championship

The county is the unit of structure in elite competition, responsible for organizing club competitions within the county unit and for fielding inter-county teams in the various grades of the All Ireland championships and National Camogie League
National Camogie League
The National Camogie League is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of Camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in four divisions graded by ability....

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  • Eight counties compete for the elite All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for which the O'Duffy Cup
    O'Duffy Cup
    The All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship is the premier round-robin and knock-out competition in the game of camogie played in Ireland. The series of games are organised by the Camogie Association and are played during the summer months with the All-Ireland Camogie Final being played on the...

     is awarded: Clare, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Offaly, Tipperary and Wexford. The All-Ireland Final is held every year in Croke Park
    Croke Park
    Croke Park in Dublin is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association , Ireland's biggest sporting organisation...

     during September, usually on the week between the hurling
    Hurling
    Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. Hurling is the national game of Ireland. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and...

     final and Gaelic football
    Gaelic football
    Gaelic football , commonly referred to as "football" or "Gaelic", or "Gah" is a form of football played mainly in Ireland...

     final, and attracts attendances of up to 33,154. The champions for 2011
    All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship 2010
    The 2010 All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship—known as the Gala All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship for sponsorship reasons—is the high point of the 2010 season in the sport of camogie. It commenced on June 13, 2010 and ended with the final between Galway and Wexford on 12...

     are Wexford.
  • The All Ireland Club Championship
    All-Ireland Senior Club Camogie Championship
    The All-Ireland Club Camogie Championship is the most important competition for club teams in the Irish women’s field sport of camogie. It is contested by the senior club champions of the leading counties and organised by An Cumann Camógaíochta.-Trophy:...

     is staged at Senior, Intermediate and Junior level, usually reaching the final stages in November–December or the following March.
  • Nine teams contest the second-tier Jack McGrath Cup
    All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship
    The All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship is the most important competition in the women’s field sport of camogie for second-tier county teams and for second-string teams of first-tier counties. If the winning team comes from a second-tier county, that county is promoted to the following...

     (All Ireland intermediate championship): Antrim, Derry, Limerick, Waterford and the second teams of Cork, Galway, Kilkenny, Tipperary, and Wexford.
  • Seven teams contest the third-tier Kay Mills Cup (All Ireland junior or ‘Premier Junior” championship) Armagh, Down, Kildare, Laois, Meath, Roscommon, and the second team of Dublin.
  • Six teams contest the fourth-tier Nancy Murray Cup (or Junior A championship) , Carlow, Cavan, Monaghan, Tyrone, Westmeath, and the second team of Offaly.
  • Three teams contest the fifth-tier Máire Ní Chinnéide Cup, (or Junior B championship), Wicklow,and the second teams of Kildare and Meath.
  • London competed in the ((National Camogie League)) in The 2010
    National Camogie League 2010
    The 2010 National Camogie League was won by Wexford for the second year in succession.-Summary:The seven teams in the first division were drawn into two groups of four and three. Each team played one another once only. The top two in each group contested the semi-finals...

     season although not in 2011
    National Camogie League 2011
    The 2011 National Camogie League was won by Wexford, their third league title in succession. The final was played on April 17 2011 as a curtain raiser to the hurling match between Tipperary and Wexford at Semple Stadium and drew an attendance of 4,180.-Summary:...

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  • Although eight counties do not compete at adult level: Donegal, Fermanagh, Kerry, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo and Sligo do not compete at adult level, clubs from Fermanagh, Kerry and Mayo have won honours and Donegal have contested divisional finals at under-14 Feile na nGael
    Féile na nGael
    Féile na nGael , Irish for "Festival of the Gaels") is an annual tournament comprising the sports of hurling, camogie and handball organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association...

     level. Both Louth (in 1934 and 1936) and Mayo (in 1959) have contested the All Ireland senior final in the past.
  • There are age-graded All Ireland championships at Minor A
    All-Ireland Minor Camogie Championship
    The All-Ireland Minor Camogie Championship is the most important competition for under-18 teams in the women’s field sport of camogie. Counties compete for the Síghle Nic an Ultaigh Cup. There are graded competitions at Minor B and Minor C level.-History:...

    , Minor B, and Minor C, and Under-16 A, B and C level.

National League

The National League
National Camogie League
The National Camogie League is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of Camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in four divisions graded by ability....

 is staged during the winter-spring months, with four divisions of team graded by ability.

Provincial Championships

Provincial championships take place at all levels, independent of the All Ireland series which has been run on an open draw basis since 1973.

International and Inter-provincial

Ireland plays a camogie-shinty
Composite rules shinty-hurling
Composite rules shinty-hurling , sometimes known simply as shinty-hurling) is a hybrid sport which was developed to facilitate international matches between shinty players and hurling players....

 international against Scotland
Shinty
Shinty is a team game played with sticks and a ball. Shinty is now played mainly in the Scottish Highlands, and amongst Highland migrants to the big cities of Scotland, but it was formerly more widespread, being once competitively played on a widespread basis in England and other areas in the...

 each year. The Gael Linn Cup
Gael Linn Cup
The Gael Linn Cup is a bi-ennial tournament in the Irish sport of camogie contested by Ireland’s fuur provincial teams. Currently played at senior and junior level on alternate years. The tournament has existed in various guides since 1956, is played at senior and junior level on alternate years...

 is an inter-provincial competition played at senior and junior level. The sport is closely associated with the Celtic Congress
Celtic Congress
The International Celtic Congress is a cultural organisation that seeks to promote the Celtic languages of the nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. It was formed out of previously existing bodies that had sought to advance the same goals such as the Celtic...

. Two former Camogie Association
Camogie Association
The Camogie Association organises and promotes the sport of camogie in Ireland and across the world. The Association has close ties with the Gaelic Athletic Association.-History:...

 presidents Máire Ní Chinnéide
Máire Ní Chinnéide
Máire Ní Chinnéide was an Irish language activist, playwright, first President of the Camogie Association and first woman president of the Oireachtas....

 and Agnes O’Farrelly were also presidents of Celtic Congress
Celtic Congress
The International Celtic Congress is a cultural organisation that seeks to promote the Celtic languages of the nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. It was formed out of previously existing bodies that had sought to advance the same goals such as the Celtic...

 and exhibition matches have been held at the Celtic Congress since 1938. The first such exhibition match, on the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man , otherwise known simply as Mann , is a self-governing British Crown Dependency, located in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, within the British Isles. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann. The Lord of Mann is...

 in 1938, marked the first appearance of Kathleen Cody, who became one of the stars of the 1940s.

Inter-collegiate

The Ashbourne
Ashbourne Cup
The Ashbourne Cup is an Irish camogie tournament played each year to determine the national champion university or third level college. The Ashbourne Cup is the highest division in inter-collegiate camogie. The competition features many of the current stars of the game...

 and Purcell Cups and Father Meachair seven-a-side are the principle inter-collegiate competitions.

Schools

There is also a programme of provincial and All Ireland championships at secondary schools senior and junior levels
All Ireland Colleges Camogie Championship
The All-Ireland Colleges Camogie Championship is an Irish camogie tournament played each year to determine the national champion secondary school or second level college....

, differentiated by the years of secondary school cycle, with years 4-6 competing in the senior competition, and years 1-3 competing at junior level. Cumann na mBunscoil organises competitions at primary school level.

Féile na nGael

Camogie competitions for club teams featuring under-14 players are played in four divisions as part of the annual Féile na nGael
Féile na nGael
Féile na nGael , Irish for "Festival of the Gaels") is an annual tournament comprising the sports of hurling, camogie and handball organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association...

 festival. The county that is selected for a particular year, all their clubs host teams from all around the country representing their county. Host clubs get families to take in two or three children for a couple of days.

Roll of Honour

Dublin have won the most Camogie All-Ireland titles with 26, the last being in 1984. See All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship.

Cork have won the most National Camogie League
National Camogie League
The National Camogie League is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of Camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in four divisions graded by ability....

 titles with 14. See National Camogie League
National Camogie League
The National Camogie League is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of Camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in four divisions graded by ability....


Awards

Camogie All Stars Awards are awarded annually to the elite players who have performed best in each of the 15 positions on a traditional camogie team. Player of the year and other achievement awards have also been awarded to leading players for several decades.

Team of the Century

Picked in 2004
  1. Eileen Duffy-O'Mahony
    Eileen Duffy
    Eileen Duffy-O'Mahoney was an Irish sportsperson who played senior camogie with Dublin from 1949 until 1957.-Background:Eileen Duffy was born in Dublin. She showed great skill at the game of camogie in her youth and quickly joined her local Celtic camogie club. It was with this club that Duffy...

     (Dublin)
  2. Liz Neary
    Liz Neary
    Liz Neary is a retired Irish sportsperson. She played camogie at various times with her local clubs St. Paul's and Austin Stacks and was a member of the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1970 until 1987...

     (Kilkenny)
  3. Marie Costine-O'Donovan
    Marie Costine
    Marie Costine, born in Killeagh County Cork, is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1978.-Career:...

     (Cork)
  4. Mary Sinnott-Dinan
    Mary Sinnott
    Mary Sinnott born in Taghmon Co Wexford is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1968 and 1969.She played club Camogie with Taghmon and Oylegate-Glenbrien....

     (Wexford)
  5. Bridie Martin-McGarry
    Bridie McGarry
    Bridie Martin-McGarry from Kilkenny is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of nine All Ireland medals.-Background and Early Career:...

     (Kilkenny)
  6. Sandie Fitzgibbon
    Sandie Fitzgibbon
    Sandie Fitzgibbon born in Cork is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of six All Ireland medals in 1982, 1983, 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1997....

     (Cork)
  7. Margaret O'Leary-Leacy
    Margaret O'Leary
    Margaret O'Leary-Leacy born in Wexford is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1968, 1969 and 1975.-Playing career:...

     (Wexford)
  8. Mairéad McAtamney-Magill
    Mairéad McAtamney
    Máiréad McAtamney-Magill is a retired Irish sportsperson. She played camogie with her local club Portglenone and with the Antrim senior inter-county team from 1958 until 1983. McAtamney captained Antrim to the All-Ireland title in 1979...

     (Antrim)
  9. Linda Mellerick
    Linda Mellerick
    Linda Mellerick is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2002.-Background & Club Career:...

     (Cork)
  10. Sophie Brack
    Sophie Brack
    Sophie Brack is a former camogie player who was selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955.-Background and Career:She won eight All Ireland medals with Dublin...

     (Dublin)
  11. Kathleen Mills-Hill
    Kathleen Mills
    "Kay" Mills-Hill was an Irish sportsperson who played senior camogie with Dublin from 1941 until 1961. She is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time, winning a record 15 All Ireland Senior Medals "that no other player in Camogie, hurling or football has equalled."-Early & private...

     (Dublin)
  12. Úna O'Connor
    Úna O'Connor
    Úna O'Connor is a former Irish sportsperson who played senior camogie with Dublin from 1953 until 1975. She is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time, a member of the team of the century. the first camogie player to win a Caltex award in 1966, and the Gaelic Weekly all-star award...

     (Dublin)
  13. Pat Moloney-Lenihan
    Pat Moloney
    Pat Moloney-Lenihan is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1978, 1980 and 1982.-Club and Collegiate Career:She was educated at Presentation Convent, Youghal...

     (Cork)
  14. Deirdre Hughes
    Deirdre Hughes
    Deirdre Hughes is a former camogie player selected on the camogie team of the century in 2004, and winner of All Ireland medals in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003.-Background:...

     (Tipperary)
  15. Angela Downey-Browne
    Angela Downey
    Angela Downey-Browne is a retired Irish sportsperson. She played camogie at various times with her local clubs, St Paul’s camogie club based in Kilkenny city and Lisdowney, and was a member of the Kilkenny senior inter-county team from 1970 until 1994...

     (Kilkenny)

See also

  • Hurling
    Hurling
    Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic origin, administered by the Gaelic Athletic Association, and played with sticks called hurleys and a ball called a sliotar. Hurling is the national game of Ireland. The game has prehistoric origins, has been played for at least 3,000 years, and...

  • Women's shinty
    Women's shinty
    Women's shinty is a sport identical to the men's game - with the same rules, same sized pitch and same equipment. However its history is significantly different. Social pressures - along with the broader game's self image - resulted in a largely hidden history until comparatively recently...


Wikipedia List of Camogie players
  • All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship
  • National Camogie League
    National Camogie League
    The National Camogie League is the second most important competition in the Irish team sport of Camogie, played exclusively by women. The competition is held in four divisions graded by ability....

  • Camogie All Stars Awards
  • Ashbourne Cup
    Ashbourne Cup
    The Ashbourne Cup is an Irish camogie tournament played each year to determine the national champion university or third level college. The Ashbourne Cup is the highest division in inter-collegiate camogie. The competition features many of the current stars of the game...

  • Camogie Tournament London

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