The Laois team to play Louth this Sunday has been named, with Damien O’Connor a surprise inclusion ahead of Billy Sheehan, while veteran Padraig Clancy also misses out along with Kevin Meaney.
Donie Kingston has been named at centre-forward, while Portlaoise’s Conor Boyle will partner Brendan Quigley at midfield. Denis Booth makes his championship return at full-back, with Mark Timmons and Peter O’Leary either side of him. Gary Walsh leads the attack at full-forward, while Colm Kelly and O’Connor complete the starting full-forward line.
Throw in this Sunday in O’Moore Park is 3pm.
Laois team to play Louth; Eoin Culliton (Timahoe); Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen), Denis Booth (The Heath), Peter O’Leary (O’Dempsey’s); Darren Strong (Emo), John O’Loughlin (St Brigid’s, Capt), Padraig McMahon (Ballyroan Abbey); Conor Boyle (Portlaoise), Brendan Quigley (Timahoe); Ross Munnelly (Arles-Kilcruise), Donal Kingston (Arles-Killeen), Colm Begley (Parnells); Damien O’Connor (Timahoe), Gary Walsh (Ballylinan), Colm Kelly (Stradbally).