Trim’s James Toher returns to the heart of the Meath defence for Saturday’s opening National Hurling League encounter at Pairc Tailteann. Seoirse Bulfin’s side will be hoping to repeat last month’s Kehoe Cup victory in Bray.
Toher’s return means James Kelly of Kiltale switches to wing back with Kyle Donnelly continuing his progression on the other flank.
Further up field, Pa Ryan and the re-located Nicky Potterton form a new midfield combination while they will look to Damien Healy, Sean Quigley, Eamonn Og O’Donnchadh and Podge O’Hanrahan to chalk up the scores necessary to get them away to a winning start.
MEATH – Charlie Ennis; Tom Shine, Sean Geraghty, Brendan McKeon; Kyle Donnelly, James Toher, James Kelly; Pa Ryan, Nicky Potterton; Damien Healy, Simon Ennis, Niall McLarnon; Sean Quigley, Eamonn Og O’Donnchadh, Podge O’Hanrahan.
SUBS: Philip O’Brien, Paddy Barnwell, Shane Brennan, Mickey Burke, Mikey Cole, Martin Healy, Paul Kelly, Stephen Morris, Adam O’Connor, Jack Regan, Daire Shine.