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Date: 7:45 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020
Venue: Turner's Cross
Att: 3,961

Scored: 87'
- Ciarán Kilduff 87'


League Report: Cork City 0 - 1 Shelbourne

Sat, Feb 15 2020

Shelbourne fans during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Cork City and Shelbourne Credit: Michael P Ryan

Dylan O’Connell reports from Turners Cross

Shelbourne returned to the top tier of Irish football in spectacular fashion on Friday night  with a dramatic late win over Cork City at Turners Cross.

With five minutes remaining, former Cork City striker Ciaran Kilduff rose highest to head in cleanly past Liam Bossin in the City goal to secure the three points for Ian Morris’ side.

In a ground which all but confirmed their relegation to the First Division seven years ago, a colourful and vocal travelling support where ecstatic when the saw the Shed End net bulge.

This followed a cagey ninety minutes between both teams. While Shels were playing with a combination of nervousness and excitement from a newly promoted side, City’s play was careful and considerate.

On a night when Neale Fenn fielded eight debutants, it took a while for the home side to establish their rhythm.

Slowly they did cause problems for Shels through wingers Dylan McGlade – a recent recruit from Blyth Spartans – and Daire O’Connor.

Slowly both sides team’s began creating chances. A free kick won by O’Connor was nearly turned in by Ronan Hurley, before Kilduff had a one on one narrowly palmed away by Bossin.

The goal arrived with five minutes remaining, when the former Dundalk and Cork City striker, coolly headed in under no real pressure.

The Rebel Army tried to pick themselves up in extra time, by pouring the midfield into attack but a well congested and organised Shels defence swatted away anything City could throw at them.

And the Reds held firm to secure an opening night win, earning their first top flight win at Turners Cross since August 2004.

 

Cork City: Liam Bossin, Kyron Stabana, Joseph Olowu, Joe Redmond, Ronan Hurley, Henry Ochieng (Alec Byrne, 87), Gearóid Morrissey, Cian Coleman, Daire O’Connor, Reyon Dillon (Beneoín O’Brien-Whitmarsh, 70), Dylan McGlade (Deshane Dalling, 60).

Subs not used: Mark McNulty, Charlie Fleming, Rob Slevin, Corey Galvin.

Booked: Cian Coleman (43), Ronan Hurley (90).
 

Shelbourne: Jack Brady, Aidan Friel, Daniel O’Reilly, Luke Byrne, Alex O’Hanlon, Gary Deegan, Sean Quinn, Dayle Rooney (Jaze Kabia, 80); Karl Sheppard, Ciarán Kilduff, Ryan Brennan (Shane Farrell, 56).

Subs not used: Colin McCabe, Oscar Brennan, Georgie Poynton, Aaron Dobbs, Lorcan Fitzgerald.

Booked: Ciaran Kilduff (25), Ryan Brennan (35).
 

Referee: Adriano Reale (Kildare).

Attendance: 3,961.

Extratime.ie Man of the Match: Ciarán Kilduff (Shelbourne).


Cork City
Liam Bossin 21
Goalkeeper
Ronan Hurley 14
Defender
Joseph Olowu 23
Defender
Joe Redmond 20
Defender
Kyron Stabana 17
Defender
Dylan McGlade 7
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Midfielder
Cian Coleman 8
43Booked: 43'
Midfielder
© Gearóid Morrissey 6
Midfielder
Daire O'Connor 10
Midfielder
Henry Ochieng 5
87'
87Subbed Off: 87'
Midfielder
Reyon Dillon 19
72'
72Subbed Off: 72'
Forward

Substitutes
Cory Galvin 11
Forward
Charlie Fleming 2
Defender
Deshane Dalling 22
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
Midfield
Alec Byrne 16
87'
87Subbed On: 87'
Midfield
Mark McNulty 1
Goalkeeper
Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh 29
72'
72Subbed On: 72'
Forward
Rob Slevin 4
Defender
Shelbourne
25 Jack Brady
Goalkeeper
2 Daniel O'Reilly
Defender
14 Aidan Friel
Defender
23 Luke Byrne
Defender
19 Sean Quinn
Midfielder
5 Alex O'Hanlon
Midfielder
18 Dayle Rooney
Midfielder 84'
84Subbed Off: 84'
8 Gary Deegan
Midfielder
10 Ryan Brennan
Midfielder
38Booked: 38'
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
9 Ciarán Kilduff
Forward
87Scored: 87'
7 Karl Sheppard
Forward

Substitutes
26 George Poynton
Midfield
1 Colin McCabe
Goalkeeper
11 Jaze Kabia
Midfield
84Subbed On: 84'
84'
3 Lorcan Fitzgerald
Defender
17 Shane Farrell
Forward
60Subbed On: 60'
60'
20 Aaron Dobbs
Forward
4 Oscar Brennan
Midfield