The begin against Antrim on Sunday.
Shane O'Brien takes his Westmeath side to Belfast on Sunday eyeing a successful start to the Joe McDonagh Cup.
Tommy Doyle has been in sparkling form in 2020, notching up 1-28 in just three league games.
The Lake County have reached the decider the last two season, losing to Carlow in 2018 and Laois last year.
They'll be hoping to go one better this season and make the jump back into the Leinster Championship.
They'll have to wait until 2021 to do that however, as the winners of the competition will not go into a preliminary quarter-final as has been the case the last two years.