Laois manager Justin McNulty has named his side for Sunday’s Leinster Championship clash with Louth and Donie Kingston has been included in the starting XV.
Kingston withdrew from the squad last year to travel in the USA and also had issues with McNulty during this year’s Allianz League campaign as he felt he was not getting enough game time.
McNulty has named an experienced side and has the luxury of calling on 11 of the side that lost to Dublin in last year’s Championship quarter-final.
Louth boss Aidan O’Rourke has left Darren Clarke and Conor McGuinness out of his starting XV for Sunday’s O'Moore Park Championship opener.
Both Clarke and McGuinness are still recovering from injury and O’Rourke has named three debutants for Sunday’s encounter in Portlaoise.
Conor Rafferty and Ciaran Byrne will make their maiden Championship starts in the Louth attack, while John Bingham will slot in at corner back.
Louth: N Gallagher; P Rath, D Finnegan, J Bingham; J O'Brien, D Crilly, A Reid; P Keenan, B Donnelly; A McDonnell, B White, C Rafferty; C Byrne, S Lennon, D Maguire.
Laois: E Culliton; M Timmons, D Booth, P O'Leary; D Strong, J O'Loughlin (Capt), P McMahon; C Boyle, B Quigley; R Munnelly, D Kingston, C Begley; D O'Connor, G Walsh, C Kelly.
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