Galway mentor, Tomas O’Flatharta has named Michael Meehan in his starting 15 for this Saturday’s crunch All-Ireland SFC qualifier with Meath in Navan.
Meehan, who came on in the second-half of the defeat to Mayo last month, will make his first start of the season for the Tribesmen at right corner-forward in one of several changes made by O’Flatharta.
Diarmuid Blake also comes in at centre-back, with Fintan O Curraoin named at centre-field alongside Joe Bergin.
In attack, Thomas Flynn debuts in the number 10 jersey in a half-forward line which includes Mark Heir and Matthew Clancy, while Meehan will be operating alongside veteran Padraig Joyce and fellow marksman Cormac Bane for the clash with the Royals this weekend.
Galway (SFC v Meath): A Faherty; J Duane, F Hanley, C Forde; G Bradshaw, D Blake, G Sice; J Bergin, F O Curraoin; T Flynn, M Hehir, M Clancy; M Meehan, P Joyce, C Bane.