Allianz National Football League

Gallagher returns between the sticks as McGrath names Louth side to face Tipperary

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Gallagher returns between the sticks as McGrath names Louth side to face Tipperary

Neil Gallagher returns for Louth. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)

Neil Gallagher has been named in goals as Louth manager Pete McGrath has again opted for changes ahead of tomorrow afternoon's Allianz National Football League Division Two clash with Roscommon in Thurles.

The Cooley man comes in for Craig Lynch in what will be only his second Allianz League appearance in two years. 

Ahead of him, the full-back line remains unchanged from the Roscommon defeat with Darren Marks, Emmet Carolan and James Craven in place. Bevan Duffy and Anthony Williams remain at numbers six and seven, while Eoghan Lafferty is placed at right-half back , freeing Derek Maguire for a position up the field.

West-Louth duo, Tommy Durnin and Declan Byrne are placed at midfield with captain Andy McDonnell moving to centre-forward. 

The other two personnel changes see Dundalk Gaels' Gerard McSorley and Ciarán Downey of Newtown Blues replace William Woods (Naomh Fionnbarra) and Ronan Holcroft (St. Fechin's). Conor Grimes is restored at full-forward.

Twelve clubs are represented in all on the team.

Louth team to face Tipperary: Craig Lynch; Darren Marks, Emmet Carolan, James Craven; Eoghan Lafferty, Bevan Duffy, Anthony Williams; Tommy Durnin, Declan Byrne; Gerard McSorley, Andy McDonnell, Ciarán Downey; Derek Maguire, Conor Grimes, Ryan Burns