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Thursday word: camogie

camogie (KA-moh-gee) - n., an Irish form of field hockey played by women.


Basically the women's form of hurling, with a few variations in rules as they evolved separately over the 20th century. The name is the Anglicization (and close to actual pronunciation) of Irish Gaelic camógaíocht, coined in 1903 by Tadhg Ó Donnchadha as he helped plan the first women's hurling league, from camóg, small crooked stick, diminutive of camán, curved stick, which the name for the somewhat larger sticks used by hurlers.

The school offers coaching in handball, camogie, and ladies football.

---L.
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