The Meath team to face Kildare in Saturday's Christy Ring Cup semi-final at Trim (2.30) will see one change as Kildalkey's Derek Doran returns in place of Kilmessan's Darren Reilly.
Doran comes into the team at corner-forward with stephen Morris reverting to midfield where he will partner Sean Heavey. Captain Steven Clynch continues at centre-forward with former Meath footballer Caoimhin King lining out on the wing.
Meath will be marginal favourites to book a final date in Croke Park on Saturday 7th June by virtue of their 1-21 to 0-19 extra-time win over Kildare in the Kehoe Cup final earlier this year.
Meath ( v Kildare) - Charlie Bird; Cormac Reilly, Neil McLoughlin, David Donoghue; Peter Farrell, James Toher, Shane Whitty; Sean Heavey, Stephen Morris; Caoimhin King, Stephen Clynch, Johnny Meyler; Willie McGrath, Damien Healy, Derek Doran. Subs - Conor Murray, Shane Brennan, David Foley, Conor O'Shea, Sean Geraghty, Seanie Doyle, Darren Reilly, Patrick Conneely, Anthony Healy, Adam Gannon, Gary Kelly.