Ashbourne Shrovetide Football 2018 - live updates

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Today's the day - Ashbourne Royal Shrovetide Football has come around again and we're here to bring you everything we know about the game's progress, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour.

Shrovetide can be a tricky game to follow, but this year we've got one of our biggest ever teams following the ball and relaying the action to our website and social media, in a bid to stay one step ahead of the hug at all times.

To make sure you know where to turn when the ball vanishes, or even if you simply can't make it to one of the games and you want to follow it from wherever you are, keep watching us for live updates.

Kick-off begins at 2pm and continues until 10pm.

For the latest, follow our live updates below throughout the day.