Ballygunner delight at the final whistle.

Ballygunner delight at the final whistle.

Ballygunner 0-8; Passage 0-7

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The Rugby World cup final was not the only game to finish 0-8 to 0-7 last Sunday.

Several hours after proceedings finished in Eden Park, Ballygunner and Passage served up the exact same score when they met in the Eastern Under-21 hurling final.

On a day when conditions were absolutely horrendous, Ballygunner held on for a victory that looked unlikely when wing-back Stephen O’Keeffe was red carded for a head-butt on Passage centre-back Noel Connors.

The over-riding feature of this game was the terrible underfoot conditions and one wonders if we were not going into the last week of October and a fixture nightmare whether this game would have gone ahead.