Meath boss Sean Boylan has handed championship debuts to two players ahead of Sunday's Leinster opener against Wicklow.
Dunboyne's David Gallagher finally starts in goals following Cormac Sullivan's retirement with Steven MacGabhann lining out at wing-back.
Former minor Tom O'Connor is at centre-back with Anthony Moyles, from county champions Blackhall Gaels, at midfield beside Nigel Crawford. Crawford is back from a stomach muscle injury.
Dunshaughlin's Niall Kelly gets his chance at wing-forward with Trevor Giles on the other wing and Shane McKeigue at full-forward.
Meath (SFC v Wicklow): D Gallagher; N McKeigue, D Fay, M O'Reilly; P Reynolds, T O'Connor, S MacGabhann; A Moyles, N Crawford; N Kelly, C McCarthy, T Giles; E Kelly, S McKeigue, D Regan.