But they will be without Laois inter-county star Donnie Brennan, who was red-carded along with Darren Price of St Joseph’s after 10 minutes.
Early goals from Sean O’Shea and a Brennan penalty put the victors in a commanding position and the Westmeath side trailed 2-3 to 0-6 at the break.
: C Munnelly; J White, D Kelly, P Fleming; D Linsky, P Maloney, S Shortall 0-1; S O’Neill, B O’Shea; P Byrne 0-1, D Brennan 1-0, C Doran 0-2; S O’Shea 1-2, J Ramsbottom, D Conway 0-1. Subs: K Hennessey for Byrne, J Brennan for Ramsbottom.
: P O’Connell; G O’Connell, J Hogan, R Doyle; D Price, R Foley, K Reid; S Cole, B Cassidy; A Hannan, A J Murray, N Kilcoyne 0-1; A Devine, K Casey 0-9, A Giles 0-1. Subs: F O’Reilly for Hannan, J MacNamara for Giles, D Mooney for Reid.
: P Devlin.