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When the Cats come to town - Carlow and Kilkenny reignite their Leinster derby after 26 years

Constantly living in Kilkenny’s shadow through the years, Carlow welcomed them to Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday.


20 JUNE 1993 is the last time Kilkenny visited Carlow to play a Leinster Championship game.

Since that game, Kilkenny have brought the Liam MacCarthy Cup home (through Carlow) 12 times. 

The two counties have had a close hurling relationship over the years. In the early 00s, Kilkenny invited Carlow teams to play in their league system, which many attribute as a major cause to the recent improvements in Carlow hurling.

After their Joe McDonagh Cup victory last year, Carlow earned the right to compete on a level platform with their star-studded neighbours in the Leinster Championship once again. 

Yesterday, the Cats made their way to Netwatch Cullen Park to play in front of over 7,000 fans.

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