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2017 Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Game

2017 Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Game

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2017 Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football Game Details

28 February – 1 March 14:00-17:00
Ashbourne on Shrove
Derbyshire, DE6 1EU
UK

A game played in the town of Ashbourne on Shrove Tuesday & Ash Wednesday. Unlike a regular match, this game is played over two eight hour periods. The goals are 3 miles apart & there are very few rules.

The leather ball with a cork inner is ‘turned up’ from a stone plinth in Ashbourne town centre. The ball is thrown into the air & into the ‘hug’, a group of players trying to move the ball to their goal by pushing against the opposition.

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Start: 02/28/2017 14:00

End: 03/01/2017 17:00

Timezone: UTC

 
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