When the Carlow & Leitrim teams run out on Netwatch Cullen Park on Saturday evening they will be meeting for the nineteenth time in the National Football League.
They first met on November 2nd 1980 in Dr. Cullen Park thirty eight years ago Carlow 1-11 Leitrim 2-7
The Carlow team that day was as follows:
Tommy Murray Tom Begley Tom Cullen
Francis Fitzpatrick Liam Foster Cyril Hughes
Noel Bambrick Joe Walsh
Paddy Delaney 0-2 Paddy Quirke 0-1 Mick Power
Mick Moore Cathal Ware 1-0 Willie Cullen 0-8
Subs who came on were Mick Doyle and Tommy Dwyer
Of the eighteen meetings Leitrim have won 12 Carlow 6.
They last met in the league on March 5th 2017 in Carrick on Shannon
Leitrim 2-14 Carlow 2-12.
They met in the Championship Round 2 Qualifer in Netwatch Cullen Park on July 8th 2017 where it finished Carlow 2-14, Leitrim 0-13.