Paulstown is just a little over a mile from the Kilkenny/Carlow border. As a result many people’s business, social and personal lives are orientated towards Carlow. A sporting example is found in the history section of the Carlow GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) website.
In 1931 the Carlow county hurling final, between Bagenalstown and St. Mullins, was played in Paulstown. Paulstown had also played in the Carlow county hurling championship in the preceding years.
You can read more about it here.