Cahill's U20s face Cork in what will be a repeat of the Munster final and the 2018 U21 final, both of which Tipp
won with late goals.
landed 3-17 of their big winning tally from play but Meath, who had a huge display from Aoibhin Cleary, kept going right to the end even when faced with a huge deficit.
are without the services of team captain Tommy Dunne, Philip Maher, Paul Curran, Colin Morrissey, John Devane, and Hugh Moloney.
Rebels manager Ring said: "A good friend of mine, who won a couple of All-Irelands with Tipp
, said to me only on Sunday night that it will take a great team to keep them within four goals, to stop them scoring any more than that.
"Both teams would like to get one over on the other - and equally Tipp
would like to keep their noses in front.
A soft draw would have been no good to Tipp
at this stage of the competition and they need a stern test like Wexford that will challenge them.
O'Meara was also sent off, reducing Tipp
to 14, but without Dunne and their scoring hero Jordan, Wexford's loss was much greater.
One of Kilkenny's most treasured triumphs as they turned the tables on Tipp
, who were flattered by the four-point margin.
Diarmuid Kirwan felt the scorn of Tipp
fans for awarding the dubious penalty that turned the 2009 All-Ireland final in Kilkenny's favour.
In total, Tipp
had 11 scorers - only goalkeeper Brian Hogan and their full-back line didn't register - and the fact that they had 12 wides compared to just three for Cork told its own story.