Camogie (/kəˈmɡi/ kə-MOH-ghee; Irish: camógaíocht [kəˈmˠoːɡiːxt̪ˠ]) is an Irish stick-and-ball team sport played by women. Camogie is played by 100,000 women in Ireland and worldwide, largely among Irish communities.[1][2]

Garda vs Defence Forces camogie match in 2012
Highest governing bodyCamogie Association
First playedIreland
Registered playersOver 100,000
Team members15 player per side,
substitutes are permitted
Mixed genderThere is a mixed gender/sex version of Camogie. Hurling is the male counterpart of Camogie
  • Sliotar (ball)
  • Hurley/camán (stick)
  • Helmet
  • Shin guards

A variant of the game of hurling (which is played by men only), it is organised by the Dublin-based Camogie Association or An Cumann Camógaíochta.[3][4] The annual All Ireland Camogie Championship has a record attendance of 33,154,[5] while average attendances in recent years are in the region of 15,000 to 18,000. The final is broadcast live, with a TV audience of as many as over 300,000 being claimed.[6]

UNESCO lists Camogie as an element of Intangible Cultural Heritage.[7] The game is referenced in Waiting for Godot by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett.