Louth unchanged for Leinster decider

Louth unchanged for Leinster decider

Louth manager Peter Fitzpatrick has named the same starting line-up for this weekend's Leinster SFC final, for the fourth game in succession.

It is a major vote of confidence to the players who have earned the Wee County side their first Leinster final appearance in 50 years, with Meath providing the opposition at Croke Park on Sunday (throw-in 2pm).

Cooley Kickhams clubman Neil Gallagher is named between the posts, with Eamon McAuley, Dessie Finnegan and Ronan Greene continuing in the full-back line.

Meanwhile, Ray Finnegan, Michael Fanning and John O'Brien complete the Louth defence.

The midfield duo of captain Paddy Keenan and Brian White join forces once again at centre-field, White having scored 13 points to date in this year's Championship.

Up front, centre-forward Mark Brennan is flanked by Andy McDonnell and Adrian Reed in the half-forwards.

Louth's full-forward line have bagged 2-20 between them this season, with Fitzpatrick once again handing starting berths to Colm Judge (1-9); Shane Lennon (1-7) and JP Rooney (0-4).

LOUTH (SFC v Meath): Neil Gallagher; Eamon McAuley, Dessie Finnegan, Ronan Greene; Ray Finnegan, Michael Fanning, John O’Brien; Paddy Keenan, Brian White; Andy McDonnell, Mark Brennan, Adrian Reid; Colm Judge, Shane Lennon, JP Rooney

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