It can be taken for granted that no team has experienced the eerie fall-out from fulfilling a competitive fixture in a virtually deserted ground to quite the same extent as provincial club football champions Kilcoo.
When they overcame Donegal champions Naomh Conaill towards the end of last year in the Ulster club final, Healy Park, Omagh was transformed into a throbbing arena and when this was followed by an All-Ireland semi-final triumph against Dublin and Leinster champions Ballyboden St Enda's in January, Kingspan Breffni became a sea of black and white as the Magpies colours predominated.
Subsequently, the Kilcoo faithful left their own indelible imprint on Croke Park even though their team lost out to Galway aces Corofin, who made it a hat-trick of All-Ireland titles.
Yet it was all so different when Mickey Moran's team put their heads above the parapet following the lockdown in commencing their Down All-County League campaign against Clonduff at the weekend.
Even though Jerome Johnston landed half of their scores, Kilcoo still lost the game by 1-8 to 0-10 but it was the prevailing environment rather than the result that was the big talking point.
You could have heard a pin drop in what Kilcoo club spokesman Michael Kane describes as "a surreal atmosphere" as he now makes a passionate plea to the Stormont Executive and GAA chiefs to conduct an urgent review of the decision not to allow fans to attend games in the Six Counties.
Kane's view appears to be shared by many in the GAA fraternity, including Donegal county board chairman Mick McGrath among others.
"Maybe we have just been fortunate to have been playing in front of big crowds but, given what we experienced at the weekend, games without spectators just don't feel right," insists Kane. "It was a dull, wet night and this obviously added to the surreal atmosphere."
It was a setting which has provided Kilcoo officials with much food for thought and prompted the forthright Kane to put his cards firmly on the table.
"At the best of times, there are not that many people who go to club league games on a regular basis," he adds.
"It's very easy to observe social distancing at club grounds because people tend to be spread out anyway.
"From the outset of the Covid-19 situation, we, like every other GAA club, have observed the regulations as set out by the health authorities and the two governments, so it was disappointing to see such a low-key restart.
"We had been keen to get the green light to go ahead but to have to play in deserted grounds going forward will be disappointing for the players.
"I hope that perhaps the relevant bodies will now take another look at the situation."