Camogie ( in Irish: Camógaíocht ), sometimes referred to as Frauenhurling, is a team sport of Celtic origin. The game has almost the same rules as hurling, hence the name. The game is mainly played by Irish women and girls. In contrast to the Hurling has a team in Camogie 12 instead of 15 players and the clubs are also slightly smaller. Also here is allowed no physical contact in contrast to the sometimes quite harsh Hurling.

Camogiespieler use the paddle to propel the ball into the opponent's goal or zuzuspielen a teammate. Players may catch the ball and run up to five steps with the ball before it must be placed. Points are scored on an H-shaped gate at the foul line of the opposing team. A gate (under the bar in H) brings three points, one goal ( over the bar ) worth one point. Camogiespiele be on a field of a length 130-145 meters and a width of 80 discharged to 90 meters (slightly larger than a football field). Camogie there since 1904 and is played by more than 100,000 players in 550 clubs, mainly in Ireland but also in Europe, North America, Asia and Oceania. The annual " All Ireland Camogie Championship" will be challenged by teams from the 32 Irish counties and some foreign teams. The championship attracts up to 35,000 spectators and is transmitted by the Irish television.


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