Back on the 13th 2006 of August Shakira’s “Hips Don’t Lie” was No.1 on the Irish Charts while Cars pipped Miami Vice to the top spot at the box office
Also on that day, Kilkenny met Clare for only the 7th time ever in the Championship. The first meeting occurred back in 1932, with Kilkenny winning on the day 3-3 to 2-3. A bit closer to the 2006 encounter was 2004 All Ireland quarter-final replay, a replay in which Kilkenny also won. In fact, Clare has only got the better of Kilkenny once in the Championship.
After an absence of sixty-five years, Clare and Kilkenny renewed their rivalry on 10 August 1997 in the All-Ireland semi-final. The finals score of 1-17 to 1-13 saw Clare record their first and only defeat of Kilkenny.
Listen back as Henry Shefflin scored 1-13 on the day to see Kilkenny run out 2-21 to 1-16 winners over Clare to set up a final against Cork.