Allianz National Football League

Louth manager Pete McGrath rings the changes once more ahead of Sunday's NFL game with Cork

Fergal Donohoe handed league debut; Ciarán Downey and Conor Early get first starts

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Louth manager Pete McGrath rings the changes once more ahead of Sunday's NFL game with Cork

Louth manager Pete McGrath. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Four of Newtown Blues' Senior Football Championship winning team will line-up for Louth in Sunday's crucial Allianz National Football League game against Cork.

Captain Andy McDonnell sees his position changed for the third consecutive game to left-half forward, while club-mates Ciarán Downey (full league debut), Fergal Donohoe (league debut) and Emmet Carolan are also named for the clash at Páirc Úi Rinn.

A surprise sees Tommy Durnin left out with Conor Early, who made his league bow in last week's loss in Cavan, and Bevan Duffy selected at centre-field. Duffy and James Stewart have swapped positions with the latter now filling the no. 6 void.

William Woods, Declan Byrne and James Craven are the others who lose out having started last week's 13-point defeat.

The Reds go into the game looking to pick-up their first points at the third attempt following earlier round losses to Down and the Breffni men.