O'Leary makes Laois line-up

Peter O'Leary has been called into the Laois team for Sunday's Leinster SFC final against Dublin (Croke Park, throw-in 4.15pm) - with Donie Brennan the player to make way.

Peter O'Leary has been called into the Laois team for Sunday's Leinster SFC final against Dublin (Croke Park, throw-in 4.15pm) - with Donie Brennan the player to make way.

O'Leary, who replaced Brennan as a substitute during the 1-13 to 0-13 semi-final win over Wexford, will start this weekend's sold-out clash at right half-forward.

That is the only change in personnel Laois boss Liam Kearns had made to his side, with a couple of positional switches seeing Ross Munnelly and Michael Tierney, the midlanders' top scorer in the championship with 0-11, move into the full-forward line.

Tom Kelly starts again at full-back, despite his effectiveness when moved to centre-back against Wexford, and Colm Parkinson, who was listed at left corner forward last time out, will wear the number 12 jersey against the Dubs.

Chris Conway has also been included in attack despite picking up a hamstring injury in training last weekend.

Laois were 3-17 to 0-12 losers when they last met Dublin in the championship in last year's Leinster semi-final. The O'Moore men are seeking their first championship win over the Dubs since 2003 - the year of their sixth and most recent Leinster title win.

LAOIS (SFC v Dublin) - F Byron; C Ryan, T Kelly, J Higgins; P McMahon, D Rooney, B McCormack; P Clancy, B Quigley; P O'Leary, C Conway, C Parkinson; M Tierney, P Lawlor, R Munnelly.

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