All-Ireland club football champions Corofin required a late late equaliser from county star Gary Sice to keep them in the quarter-finals of this year’s Galway SFC.
They drew 1-8 to 0-11 with Tuam Stars in Tuam Stadium in a hotly contested tie between the north Galway rivals.
A 52nd minute goal from Galway centre-back Gary O’Donnell should have sealed the win for Tuam but they couldn’t hold on.
O’Donnell hit the net when Corofin goalkeeper Tom Healy flapped at a clearance and after a scramble in the goalmouth the ball was lashed to the net and Tuam were ahead.
Corofin are odds on to make it three county titles in a row this year for the first time ever and led 0-6 to 0-5 at half-time.
But full forward Kevin Murphy was red carded after a second yellow when he hauled down O’Donnell in the 35th minute.
However the Stars had Donal Marley sent-off in the final moments and Corofin rallied.
Galway full-forward Adrian Varley shot 2-4 for Cortoon Shamrocks and set up another goal for Cathal Mulryan while Shane Gleeson added a fourth in their 4-14 to 2-8 win over an Cheathru Rua.
Mountbellew/Moylough also went through thanks to a comprehensive 2-16 to 2-6 win over Annaghdown with former county player Joe Bergin amongst the goalscorers for the winners, Eoin Finnerty also slotted.
Last year’s intermediate champions Killannin advanced after they beat Naomh Anna Leitir Mor in the preliminary quarter-final.
It finished 3-9 to 2-10, Patrick Sweeney hit the net for Killannin, and Johnny Heaney and Damien Carter sealed the win in the second-half.