Mon, 27 May

Camogie Under 8 & 9 Rules

Team Size/Participation

Maximum 9-a-side.

A club/school/community team with 14 players or more players should make two or more teams to play in games, where possible.

  • Full camogie gear to be worn for all matches (jersey/skorts or skirts /socks/helmet)
  • Coach/mentor encouraged to rotate positions at half-time.

Pitch Dimensions

  • 65m x 40m
  • Make pitch smaller, if appropriate.


  • None


  • Minimum 8min to maximum 15min per half.


  • Well secured goalposts; Minimum 8ft x 6ft to maximum 15ft x 7 ft.
  • Training Poles are optional.


  • Size 2 Quick touch


  • With puck out from the hand or ground.
  • All other players must stand 10m away from player taking.

Outfield Play

Full rules except:

  • One hop of ball only on hurley is permitted.
  • No kicking the ball.


  • Catch, Lift into the hand and strike or ground strike at all times.
  • No kicking the ball.
  • May use leg to block/save.

Frees/'45's/Sideline - 'Nearest Player'

  • Strike from the hand or lift and strike (Frees & ‘65’s’).
  • Sideline puck taken off the ground.
  • All opposing players should be at least 8m from player taking.
  • Free pucks should be no closer than 20m from opposing end line.
  • One Hop of ball on hurley is permitted.

Nearest Player

  • Frees; Player who is fouled or nearest fouled ball takes.
  • Sideline; Player nearest ball when crosses line takes.
  • ‘45’s’; Player who last strikes the ball on attacking team takes from halfway line, in line where ball crosses end line.
  • Referee chooses player nearest/last struck to take free.


  • 1 point for over crossbar and 1point for goal.


  • Shoulder charge is not permitted but incidental contact is permitted.
  • No rectangle rules apply.