clash of the ash

clash of the ash

In the sport of hurling, the sound of opponents' hurleys (long paddle-like sticks, made from ash wood) striking each other, or (by extension) the contest between two hurling teams in general. Primarily heard in Ireland. It was an intense match, and the fierce clash of the ash could be heard ringing through the pitch. Fans are gearing up for spectacular clash of the ash this Saturday afternoon.
See also: ash, clash, of
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There's nothing better than plucking a ball from the air or the clash of the ash.
The three CDs kick off with Only The Brave and there are older songs like Dance Called America and Skye but also newer ones like Clash of the Ash and Road Trip.
Crosson provides an analysis of two important films which challenged monolithic nationalism at the time of their release: Peter Lennon's classic documentary Rocky Road to Dublin (1968), and Lergus Tighe's film of small-town Ireland in the context of the local GAA club, Clash of the Ash (1987).
JOHN O'SHEA, Stephen Hunt and Daryl Murphy will be the Boys in Blue today - as they ditch the garrison game for the clash of the ash.
He recalls: "I rode Clash Of The Ash, owned by Frank Shanahan, in the Sean Graham Havasnack Race for amateur riders, and he started favourite.
As well as starring in two films, Ann Devlin and Clash of the Ash, he began teaching drama and music to troubled youths in community centres, juvenile homes and prisons.
Musical highlights from the film include many of the old Runrig classics, as well as songs from the new album, such as Year Of The Flood and the stirring shinty singalong, Clash Of The Ash, where the band are joined on stage by the Fort William club's accordionplaying shinty superstar, Gary Innes.
In addition, Irish handler Jim Bolger sends over a pair of P attern performers: Listed Diamond Stakes winner Napper Tandy (264) and Group 3 Ballysax Stakes third Clash Of The Ash (265).
So too does Jim Bolger's Clash Of The Ash in the Boylesports Premier Handicap.
CLASH OF THE ASH Miss Tipperary Linda Creedon and Miss Kilkenny Sarah Jane Dunne renew their rivalry at Kilkenny Castle yesterday
Runrig are using a picture of Gary in action as the cover for the song Clash of the Ash about the sport and the Scotland centre has been helping with the launch of the tune.
The bare form - Mister Hight and Clash Of The Ash were second and third - would not be enough to win this race, but he was always travelling like a winner and he gave the impression that he is capable of considerably more.
H CLASH OF THE ASH joins stablemate Democratic Deficit at Newmarket today when he is one of five runners set to line up in the Newmarket Stakes, sponsored by McKeever St Lawrence.
CLASH OF THE ASH Paudie O'Sullivan of Cork breaks his hurley blocking James Barry's clearance yesterday
Clash Of The Ash acts in the ground and, should there be any chinks in the armour of the two principals, Jim Bolger's colt may be best placed to take advantage.