As manager Padraic Joyce makes three changes from the side that thrashed Tyrone by 19 points, Martin Farragher goes straight into the Galway team to face Meath in Navan on Sunday.
Corofin All-Ireland winner Farragher has been handed his Allianz League debut with a starting berth at corner forward as the Tribesmen aim for their fourth win of the Division 1 campaign against the Royals at Pairc Tailteann.
Mountbellew Moylough's John Daly returns from injury to regain his place at centre-back while the third change sees Tom Flynn come in at midfield. Gary O'Donnell, Cein Darcy and Robert Finnerty drop to the bench.
Galway (Allianz FL Division 1 v Meath): Conor Gleeson; Sean Kelly, Sean Mulkerrin, Johnny Heaney; Liam Silke, John Daly, Cillian McDaid; Ronan Steede, Tom Flynn; Eamonn Brannigan, Damien Comer, Michael Daly; Martin Farragher, Shane Walsh, Adrian Varley.Tweet