Derek Foran salvages point for Shamrock Rovers with late strike

Cork City forced to play out last 25 minutes with 10 men

Shamrock Rovers's Ronan Finn tackles Gearoid Morrissey of Cork City at Tallaght Stadium.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers's Ronan Finn tackles Gearoid Morrissey of Cork City at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Fri, Mar 29, 2013, 22:57

Shamrock Rovers 1 Cork City 1: Derek Foran salvaged a point for Shamrock Rovers with virtually the last kick of the game at Tallaght Stadium.

Colin Healy looked to have heaped further early season woe on Trevor Croly’s misfiring side with his first half goal.

But with Derek Tomney’s watch into the fourth minute of stoppage time, Mark Quigley helped on Ronan Finn’s long ball and central defender Foran prodded it to the net to huge cheers of relief.

Rovers were booed off at the break as they trailed 1-0 having failed miserably to impose their game on Cork who then played the final 25 minutes with ten men.Rovers were given hope when Cork defender Darren Dennehy, brother of Rovers’ Billy, was shown a straight red card for a strong challenge on Stephen Rice.

Healy’s first half goal had come when Rovers failed to deal with Adam Rundle’s cross and the veteran midfielder drilled his shot to the net from just inside the area.