A small piece of GAA history occurred on Friday night on the Down-Armagh border, with East Belfast GAA club making their competitive debut against St Michael's in the Down All-County Football League.
The scoreline ended 2-10 to 2-05 in favour of St Michael's, but that may rank as one of the least interesting facets of what has gone on over the past seven weeks.
On an idle Sunday morning, two friends in Richard Maguire of Carryduff and former London player Dave McGreevy of Teconnaught developed a thought they had about a possible brand new GAA club in east Belfast.
So on May 31, they set up a Twitter account @EastBelfastGAA, a supporting email address and typed it out; 'A new GAA club for East Belfast, if you're interested in playing, coaching or admin (More than likely all 3!) All ages, genders and backgrounds welcome. Please email EastBelfastGAA@gmail.com to register.'
Their initial targets were modest. They were thinking of maybe putting up an under-10 team in football. But within 12 hours they had enough players rounded up that they knew it was going to be a men's and ladies' football team, hurling and camogie teams.
Because it was lockdown there was not much going on and other clubs reached out, along with the Down county board. Their development was hot-housed and after Friday's game, the ladies have a football match against Saval B team on Saturday, and on Wednesday night their camogs take on Kilclief.
Initially, East Belfast GAA were looking at competing in the Down Junior Football Championship this season. But the Down board tore up their own fixture plans to weave in the new club.
"It's incredible to see how we lit a wee spark and the fire took hold," says co-founder Richard Maguire.
"People are excited about the prospect of a club being in east Belfast, the excitement that it brings.
"The players like the feel around the club. There has been a tremendous amount of work done in seven weeks to get to this point.
"Mostly by Dave himself but with the board as well.
"The players have all joined in and played their part. If the Covid regulations were not in place we could have filled St Michael's on Friday night."
Because they have no tradition or past, they can see the potential. They have invented an entirely new ethos.
Linda Ervine, project leader of the 'Turas' Irish Language Project and someone with deep unionist connections, is the club president.
When they unveiled their club crest on Thursday, it had 'Together' in three languages; Irish (Le Cheile), English and Ulster Scots (Thegither).
The crest also features the Harland & Wolff cranes, Samson and Goliath to the foreground with a rising sun coming from the east in behind.
There are three emblems; the shamrock, a Red Hand of Ulster and the Scottish Thistle.
While many GAA clubs have those from varying faiths and indeed none as club members, East Belfast GAA are actively encouraging those from a Unionist background to take up the games.
"It's amazing really," says Maguire. "Halfway through setting this up we were still pinching ourselves, asking if there was an actual team here.
"There are over 250 to 300 players that we have on our books, across all codes. We still wonder how it is all going to happen. But our kit arrived on Thursday and it shows what can be done in seven weeks."
All this, despite not even having a committee finalised.
Maguire is a community worker, and feels like he doesn't have an 'off' switch at present.
"It is like having a second job," he adds.
"I don't do as much as some of the other guys have. Everyone has their role and responsibilities. I find it incredibly busy but exciting and I think everyone is in that boat.
"We haven't had a chance to have a meeting. We have had a Zoom call. That was in our first couple of weeks and there were over 60 participants on it.
"And that was the start of it. We simply don't have the time at the moment, but hopefully when we get the first few matches under our belts, facilities will become a bit more available to us and we will be able to have a meeting in person and have our AGM."
The sheer scale of the numbers would make some of the most established clubs green with envy. 136 are signed up for the men's football team. 44 in hurling and camogie each and 79 enrolled for ladies' football.
This is partly down to the novelty factor. Nobody is arriving into an established team and the emphasis is on participation.
Louise McConville from Ballygawley had not played Gaelic Games since 2012 when she injured the cartilage in both knees playing for Errigal Ciaran.
After attending university she gained employment on the Castlereagh Road and remained in the area, hooking up with Malone Rugby and playing second row for the ladies' team.
When the East Belfast GAA tweet went out, it piqued the curiosity of a number of players. And so here she is, trying out ladies football again, and to her the brand new sport of camogie, under the guidance of their coach Sean Coulter.
"It was one of the rugby girls who saw the Tweet about East Belfast GAA club and asked if we fancied it," she explains.
"But when is the next chance you are going to get to start a brand-new club where everyone is beginners. So a few of us said, 'why not?'
"It's really good craic though. I am really enjoying it. The girls are lovely. There are no big egos, that is the main thing.
"It is a new sport for a lot of the girls and no hierarchy, which is what you find in established clubs."
Out of nowhere, a GAA club has been established in East Belfast for the first time since the demise of the former St Colmcille's Club over 50 years ago. It might be one of the best sporting stories to come out of lockdown.
Good luck to them. Beir Bua. Gie it laldy.