Definition of camogie in English:



  • [mass noun] An Irish game resembling hurling, played by women or girls.

    • ‘Norrie is a keen sportswoman who played badminton, soccer, camogie and tennis.’
    • ‘I love the game of camogie because there is great skill and fitness involved too.’
    • ‘He also covered camogie, rugby, golf, soccer, marathons and track and field athletics.’
    • ‘She has been playing football and camogie for the last two years.’
    • ‘In a busy year there had been a total of 16 meetings and forty girls had been registered to play camogie with the club.’
    • ‘I never imagined that camogie and my hurley would improve my cultural acceptance.’
    • ‘The club welcomes all back to camogie for another year.’
    • ‘It was a most enjoyable afternoon of hurling, camogie and football.’
    • ‘For more sporting types, courses are available in foundation coaching for hurling, camogie and football.’
    • ‘Dyann has excelled in her chosen sports, football and camogie for many years and has played with Limerick in both codes.’
    • ‘It was a very good game of camogie with both teams having a number of very skilful players.’
    • ‘Milltown played some good camogie and never gave up with a goal scored by Alanna Hill.’
    • ‘The school's indoor hurling and camogie teams competed very well in Abbeyfeale.’
    • ‘She loves hurling and camogie and spends as much time as possible practising.’
    • ‘Killeedy led by two goals but Knockaderry fought back playing some beautiful camogie.’
    • ‘Julie is a true sports lover and tried her hand at every sport including camogie, Gaelic football and athletics.’
    • ‘Congratulations to the girls who played a splendid and sporting game of camogie.’
    • ‘A great game of camogie was played by the girls from Nurney and their commitment to training was evident with this display.’
    • ‘The ladies sides had unprecedented success in both football and camogie.’
    • ‘If you fancy a bit of camogie, or women's shinty, to keep you active over the winter, this friendly club will be delighted to welcome you to the fold.’


Early 20th century: from Irish caméog.