Judge back for Louth

The Louth panel for Sunday’s opening National league clash with Westmeath has been announced and the return of Newtown Blues forward Colm Judge is the main addition following a long absence from the county set up.

The Louth panel for Sunday’s opening National league clash with Westmeath has been announced and the return of Newtown Blues forward Colm Judge is the main addition following a long absence from the county set up.

Elsewhere, Naomh Malachi’s Kevin Rogers starts in the full forward line. The Mals man was impressive during the county championship for the North Louth club last season and along with Judge he is joined by Shane Lennon in the attacking line.

Na Piarsaigh’s Gary O’Hare slots in alongside Padraig Rath and Dessie Finnegan along the full back line. Finnegan had been deployed in a more forward position during the O’Byrne Cup but he now reverts back to his usual area.

Paddy Keenan returns to the starting 15. there were concerns earlier in the week that the Pat’s man could miss out on the match in Cusack Park due to injury.

On the bench is the impressive James Califf of Dreadnots along with the returned O’Mahony’s man John O’Brien.

1,NEIL GALLAGHER,CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE

2,PADRAIG RATH,DREADNOTS CEANN CLOCHAIR

3,DESSIE FINNEGAN,NAOMH PADRAIG

4,GARY O HARE,NA PIARSAIGH

5,GERARD HOEY,NA GEARALTAIGH

6,DEREK CRILLY,NA GAEIL, DUN DEALGAN

7,ADRIAN REID,RAONAITHE MAITEOIGE

8,PADDY KEENAN,NAOMH PADRAIG

9,BRIAN DONNELLY,CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE

10,ANDY MC DONNELL,GORMAITHE BAILE NUA

11,JIM MC ENEANEY,NA GEARALTAIGH

12,CONOR RAFFERTY,CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE

13,COLM JUDGE,GORMAITHE BAILE NUA

14,SHANE LENNON,EMMITTI CILL CHOIRLE

15,KEVIN ROGERS,NAOMH MALACHI

Subs: 16,SEAN CONNOR,NAOMH PADRAIG

17,JOHN O BRIEN,SEAN O MATHUNA

18,MICK FANNING,NAOMH MAIRTIN

19,CONOR MC GUINNESS,CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE

20,LIAM SHEVLIN,DREADNOTS CEANN CLOCHAIR

21,RONAN CARROLL,NAOMH MHUIRE

22,BRIAN WHITE,CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE

23,JAMES CALIFF,DREADNOTS CEANN CLOCHAIR

24,RAY FINNEGAN,NAOMH PADRAIG

25,DAVID REID,RAONAITHE MAITEOIGE

26,DEREK MAGUIRE,EIRE OG DUN DEALGAN