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O'Brien shines in Caherlistrane shock win

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Tuam were held scoreless for the closing 20 minutes as Caherlistrane landed six points without reply (stock photo)

Tuam were held scoreless for the closing 20 minutes as Caherlistrane landed six points without reply (stock photo)

Tuam were held scoreless for the closing 20 minutes as Caherlistrane landed six points without reply (stock photo)

Meath footballer Oisín O'Brien, having transferred back to his native club Caherlistrane, produced a superb display as they produced the shock of the opening round of the Galway SFC when they defeated last year's beaten finalists Tuam Stars by 1-9 to 1-7.

Tuam were held scoreless for the closing 20 minutes as Caherlistrane landed six points without reply.

Claregalway, with Donie Buckley part of the coaching team after his departure from Kerry, were pipped by Killannin by 0-11 to 0-10, while two goals from Donal Ó Cualáin in the final ten minutes saw Barna win their first championship match in six years when they edged out neighbours An Spidéal by 2-7 to 0-10.

Conor Bohan scored two goals as Maigh Cuilinn chalked up an impressive 3-12 to 1-6 win over Micheál Breathnachs, while Liam Costello was the hero for Milltown when he landed a late winner to deny a strong finish by An Cheathrú Rua to snatch a 0-10 to 1-6 win.

Salthill/Knocknacarra defeated city rivals St Michael's by 3-13 to 0-10 with late goals from Robert Walzer and John Maher finishing the job after Robert Finnerty had hit the opening one in the final quarter.

Mountbellew/Moylough, with Eoin Finnerty getting a goal just before the break, secured a 1-7 to 0-9 win over Annaghdown thanks to late points from Leo Donnellan and Michael Daly.

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