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Ashbourne Shrovetide Football
Video: Ashbourne Shrovetide Football
Down'ard Tasha Oakley has been following the annual Ashbourne Shrovetide Football Game since she was small. Here, she gives us her view of the game and an insight into what it's all about.
If you think this game is similar to a Saturday afternoon football match - then think again!
Ashbourne Shrovetide Football is not for the faint-hearted - it's a matter of real pride in the town in the annual battle of the Up'ards and Down'ards.
Tasha, who's been following the game since she was a young child, was born a Down'ard - and she's proud of it. In these two short videos she gives us an insight into the game and some personal views of this ancient tradition.
last updated: 13/02/2009 at 11:56