A Dean Broaders penalty 16 minutes from time enabled Wexford Youths to avoid a cup shock in Moneygourney.
Kelvin Flanagan's Munster Senior League outfit looked like they might hold on for victory after Derek's Varian's super strike three minutes into the second half put them in front. However, Broaders converted his spot-kick after Shane Nolan was upended by David Moore to force a replay tomorrow at Ferrycarrig Park.
The Cork side had more of the play in the opening half with Killian Murphy's shot, which was well stopped by Graham Doyle, the only real talking point. The second half was a much better affair and Varian put the home side in front three minutes in when he swivelled on the edge of the box before volleying a left-footed effort into the corner.
Wexford boss Keegan, whose gamble in resting a number of players wasn't working, introduced Broaders and Shane Nolan. The substitutions worked and man of the match Adrian O'Donovan was forced into making saves from Aidan Keenan and Shane Clarke before Broaders' equaliser.
DOUGLAS HALL -- A O'Donovan; Wilkinson, G O'Donovan, Moore; Murphy, Fox, Kelleher, Ryan, Prout; Reardon, Varian.
WEXFORD YOUTHS -- Doyle; Clarke, Keogh, Scallan, Corcoran; B Nolan, Yeates (S Nolan 67), Molloy; Keenan, Fennor (Broaders 56), Croke.
Ref -- A Mullally (Waterford)