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MEATH'S casualty list is easing just in time for Sunday's Leinster SFC semi-final against Westmeath, with Mick O'Dowd able to recall four players who didn't start against Wicklow because of injuries, writes Frank Roche.

Conor McGill, Bryan Menton, Kevin Reilly and Mickey Newman are all deemed fit to start, while Mickey Burke also returns to the defence.

McGill was a standout league discovery at full-back but missed the Wicklow game after a work accident, while Menton and Newman have been impeded by hand injuries and Reilly has endured a stop-start return from hip surgery.

Burke, Menton and Reilly were all summoned from the bench as Meath's new-look defence leaked badly against unheralded Wicklow.

MEATH (SF v Westmeath): P O'Rourke; J McEntee, C McGill, D Tobin; M Burke, D Keogan, B Menton; H Rooney, K Reilly; G Reilly, P Harnan, A Tormey; M Newman, S Bray, B McMahon.

DERRY (SF v Donegal): T Mallon; O Duffy, B Rogers, D McBride; K Johnston, C McKaigue, C McFaul; N Holly, F Doherty; S McGoldrick, M Lynch, E Lynn: D Heavron, E Bradley, C O'Boyle.

TYRONE (SF v Limerick): M O'Neill, A McCrory, R McNamee, C McCarron, R McNabb, Justin McMahon, P Harte, C Cavanagh, M Donnelly, T McCann, R O'Neill, R Brennan, D McCurry, S Cavanagh, C McAliskey.

LIMERICK (SF v Tyrone): B Scanlon; J McCarthy, S O'Dea, R Brown; I Corbett, C Fahy, S Cahill; T Lee, G Hegarty; D Treacy, P Ranahan, S Buckley; D Neville, P Nash, I Ryan.