In late March a decade ago, Fermanagh football was coming out of one of its most chaotic weeks ever.
New manager John O'Neill had promised to get the county back to winning games after two successive relegations.
They opened their Division Four campaign with an away win at Carlow but followed it with a home loss to Longford, a draw at home to Wicklow and away defeats to Roscommon and Leitrim.
At this point, a dozen or more players had either walked off the panel or refused to commit for the season. The county board were forced to release a statement that added to the confusion rather than bringing clarity.
As the week dragged on, the team had a fixture in one of the most obscure venues ever to host an inter-county football game: Jenkinstown.
There, Fermanagh beat Kilkenny 1-22 to 1-3. On the half-hour mark, O'Neill brought on a schoolboy for Chris O'Brien. Sean Quigley announced himself with three points from play and was back in his school uniform to attend St Michael's the following morning.
Within four years, Quigley established himself as one of the most unorthodox figures in the game.
While Peter Canavan took over as manager, it was older brother Seamus Quigley that was the headline act in attack with another brother, Conor, motoring around the half-back line.
By the time Pete McGrath came along in 2014, the youngest brother was finally flourishing, scoring 2-8 in a qualifier defeat to Laois, famously after polishing off a pizza the night before.
The following year he won an All-Star nomination and might have been the leading scorer in the Championship had he been credited with a questionable goal when he helped Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton across the line with a little shove.
Last year, he slipped off the panel for Ryan McMenamin's first year in charge. At that stage he had put a decade down playing for his county and had a number of long campaigns for Roslea Shamrocks.
Two years under Rory Gallagher had left him, by his own admission, frazzled, burned out and sick of the old routine.
"The fact that Rory came in and we put in two savage years at training… it was the next level. The whole appetite, it all just fell out of it for me, I could not have been bothered," admitted Quigley now.
"I know people talk about mental fatigue and so on, but I just could not be bothered. I didn't want to do it and it came to a head. I just thought, 'What is the point?' And that was really it.
"That's all there was to it. I might have been feeling it for a couple of years before but you were feeling obliged to do it. And then I had a realisation that I didn't, and that was it really. It had become a way of life. I was just doing it without thinking."
Gallagher's return to his native county was an eye-opener for many. Sean's brother Seamus came back for another go at county football. Often written about and admired since he first played in 2009, astonishingly the 2018 win over Armagh was his actual Ulster Championship debut.
His appearance that day showed up the Gallagher effect. Lots of hard training and input from nutritionist, the Monaghan ladies' footballer Sharon Courtney, had him sporting protruding cheekbones for the first time since he was a teenager.
Sean's attitude was never to miss training, and to do everything asked of him. But once it was over, he was heading home to relax.
"But when Rory came in, he put a big emphasis, straight away, that I had to lose a bit of beef," he laughed.
"I would like to have thought that I was doing quite well, even if I wasn't in the ideal county level shape. I was putting up high scores and content in what I was doing.
"I was chatting to a fella a few weeks ago and he was talking of the mould of county footballer nowadays. Most squads have 15 players who can play in the middle third and can play anywhere - but they will not stand out anywhere.
"That would be my worst-case scenario, to be playing a position and just 'doing a job'. It wouldn't be for me."
At the start of last year, after making the decision to take time out, he had more time than he knew what to do with. And he was still only 27. So he joined Seamus on Saturday afternoons as they played soccer for Orchard Farm, a side in Division Three of the Fermanagh and Western soccer leagues.
There couldn't be less pressure. For showering the head, it was exactly what he needed.
"I think I only ever headed the ball! I barely touched it with my feet," he downplayed, his haul of goals telling a different story.
It's no wonder he took to that environment. Growing up in Finn Park in Roslea, there was an exceptional group of young street footballers polished into players by Peter McGinnity.
You had the three Quigleys, Conor, Seamus and Sean; three Cosgroves in Padraig, Kevin and Niall; Ciaran and Niall Cassidy; and John Connolly and Ruairí McGuinness. Ten players part of the squad that won four senior Championships between 2010 and 2014.
For him, football was a release. There is a story former county player Colm Bradley tells of managing a team against Roslea in the league the night before Fermanagh had a Championship match. Out on the field at half-time kicking over points from distance in his trainers was Sean Quigley.
There is a jaundiced mistrust of mavericks. The television camera catching his genuine mirth after the goal against Dublin is a case in point, as if he doesn't take the whole thing seriously enough.
"Playing with a smile on your face, maybe some people don't trust that. But I don't really give a ***** whether they do or not. If I find something funny in the next 10 minutes at work, I will laugh at it. That's just the way it is.
"But as for being the serious county man, walking around with a two-litre bottle of water in my hand all the time, I hope I never become like that. I don't think I will!"
He's back for Fermanagh now, and eagerly awaiting the April 12 date for a return. In spirit, he never left.
Running the roads has left him trimmer than normal.
"There's no point me saying now that I enjoy doing it: I don't! I wouldn't be looking forward to a 10k run. But I felt if I was going to give it another rattle I had to get to a decent baseline, there's no point going back to training with the lads so far in front of you," he cautioned.
There's few of them about. It's great to see him back.