Although Kilkenny will not enter the fray until the semi-final stage on June 21st the Leinster Championship Round Robin group is at a crucial stage following completion of two of the three rounds. The final round takes place this coming Sunday after which stage the remaining rounds will be much clearer. Westmeath are in pole position to qualify with full points following wins over Carlow and Antrim. Laois also have a win over Carlow but the concession of a last minute penalty in their game against Antrim may prove crucial. Laois entertain Westmeath in O Moore Park next Sunday and a win for them is critical if they wish to entertain any hopes of progressing. Carlow, who are pointless in the competition, welcome Antrim to Netwatch Cullen Park and a win for them and a Westmeath win would see three teams on two points behind Westmeath with scoring difference coming into play. Offaly await the group winners in one quarter-final while Wexford will meet the runners up. Dublin and Galway complete the quarter-final line-up with the winners here meeting the winners of the Offaly QF. Kilkenny meet the winners of the Wexford QF. Picture shows Kilkenny captain Joey Holden at the recent Leinster launch.