Laois team named for this Saturday's Leinster SFC opener with Wexford

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Laois team named for this Saturday's Leinster SFC opener with Wexford

Donie Kingston has been named in the half-forward line.

Laois manager John Sugrue has named his team for Saturday evening's eagerly anticipated Leinster SFC opener with Wexford in Innovate Wexford Park.

The game will see the return to competitive action for Gary Walsh, who is named at corner-forward, while Donie Kingston will line out at centre-forward. David Conway and Damien O'Connor make their returns from long-term injury with starting places at full-forward and wing-forward respectively, while captain Stephen Attride will play at wing back.

The decision of Robert Pigott to head to America for the summer has opened the door for Ruadhri C Fennell, and he will make his debut at corner-back.

Throw in this Saturday night is at 6.30pm. The Laois team in full is as follows:

1. Graham Brody (Portlaoise)

2. Ruadhri C Fennell

3. Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen)

4. Gareth Dillon (Portlaoise)

5. Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen)

6. Colm Begley (Stradbally)

7. Stephen Attride (Killeshin, capt)

8. John O'Loughlin (St Brigid's)

9. Kieran Lillis (Portlaoise)

10. Alan Farrell (Ballylinan)

11. Donie Kingston (Arles-Killeen)

12. Damien O'Connor (Timahoe)

13. Ross Munnelly (Arles-Kilcruise)

14. David Conway (Arles-Kilcruise)

15. Gary Walsh (Ballylinan)