Fanning returns for Galway clash

Naomh Mairtin’s forward Mick Fanning returns to the starting fifteen for the Wee county’s re-fixed clash with Galway this Saturday.

Naomh Mairtin’s forward Mick Fanning returns to the starting fifteen for the Wee county’s re-fixed clash with Galway this Saturday.

Fanning steps in for Jim McEneaney as Louth boss Aidan O’Rourke makes a string of changes to the side which lost to Westmeath in the opening round game in Mullingar.

The forward line appears to be the area which sees the most changes, with Cooley favourite Brian White also coming back into the fold.

Meanwhile, Dreadnots clubman Pauric Smith will start at full forward in place of Darren Clarke.

Kevin Rogers of Naomh Malachi, who came on as a sub against Westmeath is granted a starting place alongside Shane Lennon at full forward.

Louth XV: NEIL GALLAGHER, CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE, JOHN O BRIEN, SEAN O MATHUNA, DESSIE FINNEGAN, NAOMH PADRAIG, GERARD HOEY, NA GEARALTAIGH, CONOR MC GUINNESS, CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE, DEREK CRILLY, NA GAEIL, DUN DEALGAN, ADRIAN REID, RAONAITHE MAITEOIGE, PADDY KEENAN, NAOMH PADRAIG, MICK FANNING, NAOMH MAIRTIN, ANDY MC DONNELL, GORMAITHE BAILE NUA, MARK BRENNAN, NAOMH SILBHEASTER, BRIAN WHITE, CICEAMS CHUAILGHNE, KEVIN ROGERS, NAOMH MALACHI, SHANE LENNON, EMMITTI CILL CHOIRLE, PARAIC SMITH, DREADNOTS CEANN CLOCHAIR