Meath are many people’s favourites to finally crack the Intermediate code after losing the last two Finals.
But the Royals were given a real scare by Down last weekend, before prevailing with just two points to spare.
Meath are now on the cusp of the semi-finals, and victory over Leitrim would make sure of a last-four berth.
Leitrim had won three games out of four before the Covid-enforced shutdown of the Lidl National League – and they’re something of an unknown quantity.
Meath were thankful for the scoring exploits of Stacey Grimes (0-4) against Down – and the Leinster team will look for a much-improved display.
Leitrim: M Monaghan, C Owens (capt.), S Tighe, M.A. Maguire, A Quinn, A Heslin, C Le Guen, C Tyrrell, E Kelly, D Rooney, M Devanney, E Bruen, L Fox, M Guckian, V Egan.
Meath: M McGuirk, K Newe, S Wall, E Troy, E Duggan, S Ennis, M Thynne, M O’Shaughnessy (capt.), V Wall, A Leahy, S Grimes, N Gallogly, A Moffat, N O’Sullivan, O Byrne.