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Laois footballers name team for crucial Carlow showdown

The Laois senior football team has been named
The Laois senior football team has been named

Laois senior football manager John Sugrue has named his starting team for Sunday’s crucial Division 4 match with Carlow.

And he has made five changes to the team from the side that started against London.

On the full back line, Graiguecullen’s Mark Timmons is in for his first start of the season in place of O’Dempsey’s Shane Nerney.

On the half back line, Portarlington’s Robbie Piggott comes in for Emo’s Finbarr Crowley in what will be a full league debut for him.

There is a recall to the team at midfield for Portlaoise’s Kieran Lillis and that sees Donie Kingston moving into the full forward line in place of Ross Munnelly who loses out.

While Ballylinan’s Alan Farrell has also been passed fit and he comes into the team at wing forward in place of Danny O’Reilly.

The final change is an enforced one with Portlaoise Brian Glynn coming in at wing forward for the injured Paul Kingston with his centre forward position filled by Benny Carroll.

Following Carlow’s win over Antrim last week, John Sugrue’s men know that they have two chances to get the one more win they need to achieve promotion this year.

The first opportunity to do this arrives on Sunday at 1pm in Netwatch Cullen Park when they face already promoted Carlow.

LaoisToday will be there to live blog all of the action as it happens.

Laois Team: Graham Brody (Portlaoise); Stephen Attride (Killeshin), Mark Timmons (Graiguecullen), Gareth Dillon (Portlaoise); Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen), Colm Begley (Stradbally), Robbie Piggott (Portarlington); John O’Loughlin (St Brigid’s), Kieran Lillis (Portlaoise); Alan Farrell (Ballylinan), Benny Carroll (Portlaoise), Brian Glynn (Portlaoise); Evan O’Carroll (Crettyard), Gary Walsh (Ballylinan), Donie Kingston (Arles-Killeen)

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