Cork City caught late as Darren Tinnelly goal earns point for Shelbourne at Turner’s Cross

Danny Murphy had given Cork the lead

Danny Murphy (left): scored for Cork in 65th minute. Photograph: Inpho

Danny Murphy (left): scored for Cork in 65th minute. Photograph: Inpho



Cork City 1 Shelbourne 1

There was more late drama at Turner’s Cross last night as substitute Darren Tinnelly stole a point with the last kick of the game to give Shelbourne a crucial point. Danny Murphy eased the home supports’ fears with a 65th-minute goal but Tinnelly bundled home in the fourth minute of injury time.

In a largely uneventful opening half, Cork’s Ian Turner, Daryl Kavanagh and Daryl Horgan wasted good chances.

The early moments of the second half followed a similar pattern, with Horgan forcing Niall Burdon into a decent save. At the opposite end Dean Kelly fizzed wide, but Cork soon eased the tension through left-back Murphy.

With Stephen Hurley lying clutching his leg, Shelbourne wanted play to be halted but referee Dave McKeon allowed the game to continue and Daryl Horgan hit a delightful cross in from the left which Murphy finished.It looked like Cork were going to hold on but a goalmouth scramble ended with Tinnelly bundling home.
CORK CITY: McNulty; Dunleavy, D Murray, Dennehy, Murphy; Turner, Healy, G Morrissey, D Horgan (Rundle 90); Kavanagh (D Morrissey 88), Behan.
SHELBOURNE: Burdon; Flynn, Shortall, Ryan, Memery; Hurley, Crowley, Bayly (Tinnelly 83), Hanlon; Mooney (Hughes 62), Kelly.
Referee: Dave McKeon (Dublin).