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