Trim's James Toher is a surprise inclusion at full-back on the Meath team to face Westmeath in Sunday's NHL Div 2A clash at Mullingar.
Toher, who suffered a fracture to his back when playing against Westmeath in last year's NHL Div 2A campaign, hasn't played since last September after several comebacks resulted in his long term absense.
Toher is one of two enforced on manager Nick Fitzgerald with Shane Brennan and Sean Quigley joining Sean Geraghty, Stefan Kelly and Cathal McCabe on the injured list.
Clann na nGael's Eamonn O Donnchadha, who came on and scored 1-1 in last week's 3-16 to 3-10 win over London, will replace Quigley in the starting line-up.
Meath (v Westmeath) - Shane McGann; Ger Murphy, James Toher, Stephen Morris; Keith Keoghan, Shane Whitty, James Kelly; Alan Douglas, Padraig O'Hanrahan; Damien Healy, Jack Regan, Darragh Kelly; Fionn Ferguson, Kevin Keena, Eamon Ó Donnchadha.