Royals look to get back to winning ways

Meath are looking to kick-start their championship campaign against Fermanagh in the All-Ireland football qualifier in Enniskillen today, following their Leinster championship defeat to Laois.

Meath are looking to kick-start their championship campaign against Fermanagh in the All-Ireland football qualifier in Enniskillen today, following their Leinster championship defeat to Laois.

Manager Sean Boylan has rung the changes, the most surprising of which sees former All Star forward Trevor Giles revert to the half-back line, as Meath look to bolster that area.

Giles replaces Hank Traynor who has failed to recover from a hamstring injury. His defensive colleague Stephen McGabhann was also ruled out with a foot injury.

There is better news up front, as Shane McKeigue, who missed the Leinster semi-final defeat through injury, returns at full-forward.

Joe Sheridan moves to the left corner to accommodate him. Evan Kelly fills Giles' role in the half-forward line.

There are no places for Ollie Murphy or Graham Geraghty. Murphy is named on the bench, but Geraghty, who only recently rejoined the panel after a long absence, is not match fit.

Fermanagh boss Charlie Mulgrew has stuck with the same side that gave All-Ireland champions Tyrone a scare in the Ulster quarter-final.

Tom Brewster is out with a shoulder injury, but Barry Owens, who was taken off injured in the game against the Red Hands, returns at full-back.

Meath are favourites to progress, but Fermanagh are on home soil and have a good record against the Royals.

The northern side knocked Meath out in the qualifiers last year and have beaten them in three successive League meetings.

Fermanagh (SF v Meath): N Tinney; N Bogue, B Owens, H Brady; R Johnston, S McDermott, D Kelly; M McGrath, L McBarron; E Maguire, J Sherry, M Little; C O'Reilly, S Maguire, C Bradley.

Meath (SF v Fermanagh): D Gallagher; N McKeigue, D Fay, M O'Reilly; P Reynolds, T O'Connor, T Giles; N Crawford, A Moyles; E Kelly, C McCarthy, S Kenny; D Regan, S McKeigue, J Sheridan.

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