Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has made two changes to the side which played Dublin in the Walsh Cup.
John Lennon returns from a ligament injury while Castletown’s Conor Phelan makes a start at midfield.
There are a number of players out with injuries including wing-back Eric Killeen, who started against Dublin.
Cha Dywer, Willie Dunphy, Andrew Mortimer, Sean Downey and Lee Cleere are all back training but just returning from injuries.
We’ll be following all the action in our Live Blog as Laois take on Galway in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, January 27 at 12.30pm.
The team is as follows below:
LAOIS: Enda Rowland (Abbeyleix); Joe Phelan (Camross), Matthew Whelan (Borris-Kilcotton), Donnacha Hartnett (Mountmellick); Jack Kelly (Rathdowney-Errill), Ryan Mullaney (Castletown), Padraig Delaney (The Harps); Conor Phelan (Castletown) PJ Scully (Borris-Kilcotton); Eanna Lyons (Ballyfin), Mark Kavanagh (Rathdowney-Errill), Paddy Purcell (Rathdowney-Errill); John Lennon (Rosenallis), Aaron Dunphy (Borris-Kilcotton), Stephen Maher (Clough-Ballacolla).