Cork And Kilkenny Hurling Rivalry
The Kilkenny - Cork fixture is one of the most significant sporting rivalries in hurling. Both teams are the standard bearers in the respective Munster and Leinster provincial competitions. They are also the 2 most successful teams in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship with Kilkenny having won 33 titles to Cork's 30 titles. The sides have met 26 times in the senior hurling championship with Kilkenny winning 14 times, Cork winning 9 times and 3 matches ending in a draw. The Cork-Kilkenny fixture is the most common All Ireland Senior hurling final fixture, the sides meeting 23 times (21 times not including replays), with Kilkenny winning 13 of these finals, Cork winning 8 finals and 2 finals finishing in a draw match.
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—Anthony Trollope (18151882)
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