Four games in Div 1B today

There are four games down for decision in Division 1B of the National Football League and Laois travel to Sligo looking for a more convincing win than last week's against Limerick.

There are four games down for decision in Division 1B of the National Football League and Laois travel to Sligo looking for a more convincing win than last week's against Limerick.

Sligo boss Dominic Corrigan is expected to call on some more experienced players for today's clash.

Mick O'Dwyer's side are unbeaten this year and will be fancied to pick up the points against the westerners.

O'Dwyer has decided to ring the changes following last week's narrow win.

Defender Niall Donoher and attacker Mark Dunne lose their places and Paul Lawlor comes in at corner-forward, with Garry Kavanagh on the opposite flank.

Paul McDonald moves to corner-back and Darren Rooney goes to the heart of defence.

Ulster champions Armagh visit Galway, who enjoyed an emphatic win over Kildare last week, but Joe Kernan's side were on the losing end against Wexford.

Galway have included many new faces as they bid to make it all the way this year, having lost the final to Kerry last year.

Wexford, buoyed by last week's win, travel to Kildare, who are smarting from the huge defeat to Galway.

Manager Pat Roe has selected Redmond Barry and Brendan Doyle, both of whom came on as substitutes last week. John Hegarty and Jim D'Arcy lose out.

In the final game of the division, Limerick host Down. The Shannonsiders are depleted by injury, but will be expected to trimph over their northern opponents, especially with home advantage.

Limerick boss Liam Kearns has made just one change from the side that lost last weekend.

Padraig Browne, who came on for the injured Pat Fitzgerald last week, retains his place and goes to corner-back, freeing up Conor Mullane to move to the forward line.

Big guns Jason Stokes, Seamus O'Donnell, Muiris Gavin, John Galvin, Tommy Stack, Brian Begley are still out through injury but Conor Fitzgerald has been named on the bench.

LAOIS (SF v Sligo): F Byron; P McDonald, C Begley, T McDonald; K Kelly, D Rooney, P McMahon; P Clancy, N Garvan; R Munnelly, B Sheehan, C Bergin; P Lawlor, S Kelly, G Kavanagh.

WEXFORD (SF v Kildare): J Cooper; C Morris, P Wallace, N Murphy; D Breen, D Murphy, S Cullen; D Kinsella, B Doyle; D Fogarty, P Colfer, R Barry; D Foran, J Hudson, M Forde.

LIMERICK (SF v Down): J Kiely; M O'Riordan, D Sheehy, J McCarthy, D Reidy, S Lavin, P Browne; J Quane, J O'Donovan; S Buckley, C Mullane, M O'Brien, M Reidy, J Murphy, G Ahern.

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