Laois make wholesale changes for Antrim showdown

Laois manager Niall Rigney has made sweeping changes to his side for tomorrow's GAA All-Ireland senior hurling relegation play-off against Antrim at Pairc Tailteann, throw-in 2.30pm.

Laois manager Niall Rigney has made sweeping changes to his side for tomorrow's GAA All-Ireland senior hurling relegation play-off against Antrim at Pairc Tailteann, throw-in 2.30pm.

Just four players will start in the same positions from the side that lost in the qualifiers to Galway.

Patrick Mullaney maintains his spot between the posts, while full-back Brian Campion, left half-forward Noel Costello and right corner-forward Niall Holmes all resume their positions.

Dual star Cahir Healy is the only player to miss the game.

Healy will line out for the footballers against Longford tomorrow night, with Clough/Ballacolla's Michael McEvoy recalled to the full-back line.

LAOIS (SHC v Antrim) - P Mullaney; D Maher, B Campion, M McEvoy; J A Delaney, J Phelan, C Coonan; E Holohan, James Walsh; C Delaney, W Hyland, N Costelloe; N Holmes (capt), J Rowney, J Brophy.

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