Laois alter attack for Armagh clash

Laois manager Sean Dempsey has unsurprisingly shaken up his team for tomorrow's Allianz NFL Division 2 encounter with Armagh in Portlaoise (throw-in 7.30pm).

Laois manager Sean Dempsey has unsurprisingly shaken up his team for tomorrow's Allianz NFL Division 2 encounter with Armagh in Portlaoise (throw-in 7.30pm).

The O'Moore men struggled last time out against Donegal, going down to a 3-11 to 0-5 defeat in Ballyshannon with only four players registering scores.

Dempsey has made five changes to the starting line-up - four of those in attack, with Peter O'Leary and Kevin Meaney featuring in the half-forward line.

Paul Lalor and Billy Sheehan join MJ Tierney in the full-forward. Lalor has been named at full-forward, taking over from Donie Kingston who will be playing for the Laois Under-21s this weekend in their Leinster quarter-final against Wicklow.

O'Leary, Meaney and Sheehan are back in the side after seeing out their four-week suspensions arising from January's ill-tempered O'Byrne Cup clash with Kildare.

Centre-back John O'Loughlin is another absentee due to that Under-21 game, and Dempsey has opted to tweak his defence with Mark Timmons reverting to full-back and Cahir Healy deployed at centre-back.

There is also a change of goalkeeper as Conor Gorman makes way for The Heath net minder Marty Dowling.

LAOIS (NFL v Armagh) - Marty Dowling; John Scully, Mark Timmons, Padraig McMahon; Darren Strong, Cahir Healy, Colm Begley; Brendan Quigley, Cathal Óg Greene; Peter O'Leary, Kevin Meaney, Niall Donoher; MJ Tierney, Paul Lalor, Billy Sheehan.

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