With Fermanagh having called a halt to collective training because of a coronavirus outbreak within the squad on top of the ban on all club activity, it comes as no great surprise that manager Ryan McMenamin is now hoping that his team's important Allianz League encounter with Clare next weekend can be postponed.
Over the course of this week, the incidence of coronavirus is understood to have increased within the county overall, and sport in general is now being put on the back burner.
Tyrone triple All-Ireland winner McMenamin has been wary from the outset in relation to the resumption of inter-county games and now finds himself on the horns of a dilemma with just a week to go before the resumption of the inter-county season is due to get under way.
With his side marooned at the bottom of Division Two with just two points from five matches, Fermanagh's upcoming games against Clare (away) and Laois (home) were viewed as offering the prospect of survival, but it would appear that their chances might have receded.
When Donegal clubs Naomh Conaill and Kilcar made representations to Croke Park on Wednesday in a bid to get confirmation that their county football final could go ahead on Sunday, they were met with a "deaf ear" according to a spokesman for the county.
Fermanagh could now face the same response, although in a different context, in that they could forfeit the points as the GAA had indicated recently that teams which withdraw from competitions could find themselves in difficulties.
An understandably frustrated McMenamin acknowledges that the matter is now in the lap of the Croke Park authorities - just one of several issues they must deal with right now.
"I think there needs to be a postponement," says the Dromore clubman.
"If they want to go on ahead with the league without us, that will be the integrity of the competition gone.
"To me, I think the GAA has got to act quickly and defer it. We can draw a line under it then and tell the boys how we plan to go forward."
And he adds: "I just want them to make a call on this as soon as possible so we can ease the players' minds.
"There's a lot of blame about with this Covid situation and you have to feel sorry for those players who have contracted the virus. They didn't contract it intentionally."
McMenamin reveals that there are concerns within the Erne camp and he believes that this could impact adversely on some players.
"I've already got a few messages on WhatsApp from lads who are worrying that this was all because of them," he explains.
"So you do have to think of their mental health when all of this stuff is being paraded around the country."
Last weekend, Armagh called a halt to training because of coronavirus cases and it is understood that several other counties are taking stock of their own situations right now.
Antrim are due to meet Kerry in the Division 2A Allianz League hurling final at O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday-week but there are concerns now that at least one of the Kerry players has tested positive for Covid-19.
The match is of crucial importance to the Saffrons as victory would see them join the hurling elite in Division One, something that manager Darren Gleeson is yearning for.
On the same day, Derry and Down are scheduled to meet in an all-Ulster Division 2B final at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh.
If two Ulster sides were to gain promotion on the same day, it would be a significant boost for the sport in the province.
"You can only test yourself by playing the best teams," maintains Down boss Ronan Sheehan.