The Camogie Association

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About Camogie

About Camogie

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 Games 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. 
 
In 2018 Camogie and Hurling were included on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
 
Our Vision:
Inspire to play, empower to stay.
 
Our Mission:
To provide opportunities to enjoy and play Camogie asa vibrant part of the Gaelic Games Family.
 
Our Values:
1) Innovation
To Embrace innovation within our sport and strive to encompass the best of moder nsports practice, play and development.
 
2) Leadership
To lead from the top and from the front, at local, provincial and national levels. The Camogie Associtation knows what it wants to achieve for the future of  the sport and it will be strong in delivering that future. The Association will support, nurture and develop those in leadership roles and will showcase its players as role models within Camogie and to the greater public.
 
3) Voluntarism
The Association will support our volunteers who are the unseen backbone to our sport. The Association will value their work, providing training, support and recognition.
 
4) Fun
Camogie is a skilful game to play, and we will work to ensure that it remains a participation-driven enjoyable sport, widely accessible to all who wish to play the game.
 
5) Integrity
Camogie is about a healthy lifestyle and athleticism; it is about team values and ambition. It is about fair play, hoensty and respect. It remains a clean sport, free of doping.
 
6) Excellence
The Camogie community supports its members and players in their pursuit of excellence, on and off the pitch.
 
7) Inclusiveness
Camogie is a sport for all. The Association work to attract and retain members from different social and ethnic backgrounds and players of different abilities to foster a sense of community and social inclusion.
 
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