A 35-year-old Cavan native, Gumley excelled in the county championship, picking up a Reardens Club All-Star, and was a key figure in the Munster final defeat of Dr Croke’s. Nemo boss Larry Kavanagh reckons Gumley has a “50-50 chance” of making the clash on March 17.
“We should have taken Micheál off earlier but he didn’t want to come off. He was taking a kick-out, grimaced, and it went 10 yards shorter than it normally would. We, on the line, agreed at that point he was only doing damage to himself, so we brought in Ross [Donovan]. His groin was actually at him before the game but he kept that relatively quiet.”