Leinster SFC semi-finals
Kildare v Westmeath, Croke Park, 2pm
Dublin v Meath, Croke Park, 4.30pm

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In a sign that things are getting somewhat back to normality, there will be 18,000 allowed in to Croke Park for this double-header. They'll be hoping for competitive affairs.

Westmeath overcame a half-time deficit to run out handsome 16-point winners over Laois in Tullamore two weeks ago, with Lorcan Dolan's 1-03 helping the Lake County to prevail.

Their Division 2 North Allianz League campaign yielded three defeats from three so manager Jack Cooney will take heart from the reaction he got from the squad.

Kildare, meanwhile, topped their South division, with two wins from three and they were good value for a five-point win over Offaly in the quarter-finals, despite allowing the Faithful back into contention late on.

At that point they were down to 13 players and that lack of killer instinct will have given manager Jack O’Connor lots to work on.

The last time these sides met in the Championship was in 2016, a clash which Westmeath won on their way to the final.

The following year was the last time that Kildare reached the decider.

The most recent competitive clash was a league outing in 2020, a five-point win for the Lilywhites.

Perennial champions Dublin arrive off the back of an away quarter-final win over Wexford, 0-15 to 0-07.

Given the early-round hammerings that the Dubs have dished out over recent years, it was somewhat of a surprise that they didn't score higher.

News filtered out during the week that defender Eric Lowndes has left the panel, while goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton is still not back with the squad.

Meath accounted for Longford by 4-22 to 0-12 in their quarter-final and it’s hard to know if such a stroll aids them for what’s to come from a team, whatever their behind-the-scenes issues, going for an 11th provincial title in a row.

Speaking on RTÉ'S Morning Ireland, Tomás Ó Sé said: "Meath hammered Longford. They ran through them but they're not going to run through Dublin.

"I think Dublin need to ramp it up, but I think they will, and I expect it to be a comfortable victory for them."

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