There was more late drama at Turner's Cross last night as substitute Darren Tinnelly secured a draw with the last kick of the game to give Shels a crucial point against Cork City.
It looked like Danny Murphy was going to be the difference for City as he eased the home supports' fears with a 65th-minute goal, but the resolve of Alan Mathews' side was hugely impressive and Tinnelly bundled home in the fourth minute of injury-time to send the visiting support wild.
The group of travelling fans, who sang for their manager to be sacked before a ball was even kicked, were actually treated to a strong showing from their side – even if a win continues to elude them. They enjoyed a decent share of the ball, with Paul Crowley and Robert Bayly in the centre of the park performing very well.
In a largely uneventful opening half, Ian Turner, Daryl Kavanagh and Daryl Horgan all wasted good chances to break the deadlock for City.
The second half followed a similar pattern, but Cork soon eased the tension through left-back Murphy after Daryl Horgan fizzed a delightful cross in from the left.
Denis Behan had a goal disallowed for a push on Niall Burdon and it looked like City 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.
Ref – D McKeon (Dublin).