Founded in 1904, Camogie, an independent voluntary organisation, is the most popular female team sport in Ireland while making a significant contribution to the Irish culture, as part of the family of Gaelic games.
Within the Gaelic Games family, Camogie is a natural extension of the men’s hurling community. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), as the governing body for men’s Gaelic Games and as the community base of Gaelic Games, is of huge importance to Camogie, from club to national level. Its ongoing support, through the generous provision of facilities, finance and other resources, is key to the well being of Camogie.
Many Camogie players also enjoy other Gaelic sports and The Camogie Association regularly liaises with their respective associations.
Providing young women with the opportunity to play Camogie and other Gaelic sports is an integral part of encouraging them to stay with sport though their teenage years and later into life.