At last, it's here - the day everyone in Gaelic games can gather once again to play, cheer, argue and fall out.
But not quite. The current restrictions mean clubs will return to action with no spectators allowed. With Stage Four of the Irish roadmap delayed, the hope that crowds of 500 can gather has been put on hold. This may be the prevailing situation for some time.
In such a strange situation, one Ulster county - Tyrone - is better placed to provide some fix for their action-starved fanatics.
Team Talk Mag's name owes everything to their original manifestation as a magazine, but is now exclusively online at teamtalkmag.com.
Spearheaded by former county defensive bulwark Noel McGinn, lead commentator Damian Harvey and local GAA journalist Kevin Kelly, they are now in their 10th year in their current form and covering more action from county football right down to under-age blitzes in a GAA-mad county. There isn't another county with such a resource.
This weekend, they open their league account by providing live commentary from Donaghmore hosting newly-promoted Galbally. Score updates from other games around the island will follow and a wrap-up of all the leagues will be published.
For fans stuck indoors unable to attend games, it will be invaluable.
It would be patronising in the extreme to say that the local scene is their bread and butter, because they themselves set out to elevate the club player.
Last year they were broadcasting a Junior Championship preliminary match between Aghaloo and Drumquin that was all over after the first 15 minutes - and yet 700 devices were still tuned in to their commentary feed from Fintona after half-time.
"There was one day we did live commentary from I think five Championship matches," recalled Harvey, who served as county PRO and is currently coaching and games officer with the Tyrone county board. "We did a Junior Championship match in Brackaville and as soon as that game ended, I took over in Pomeroy and there was a double-header there.
"Then we went to Carrickmore that evening and did another double-header there."
A senior Championship game sees demand rocket as interested listeners tune in around the globe, from fans of the competing teams to other pockets of Ulster.
For some games, there could be as many as 3,000 devices locked in. "There was a gap in the market that the GAA were struggling to handle. They just weren't covering it. It wasn't something that people were asking for," said Harvey.
"When it comes to the media, the GAA can be very traditional in their views. They still are in terms of how they accredit journalists and so on. It is all about who is writing for the papers."
From 2008 to 2010, Team Talk were producing a mailshot before they took a leap of faith and went with a website.
"At that stage, you had your local newspapers. Stable, going well," Harvey explained.
"The bit that caught them out was that we were firing up the updates straight away, so people were able to read about games on a Sunday night.
"There is still a place for the Monday opinion piece to see what certain writers say, but we didn't write opinion pieces - all match reports, scorers and facts. A quick fix of information.
"We gave recognition to the club players which is something that nobody else was doing in a digital format. All of the content was self-generated and we didn't take content from anywhere else. That was a key part of it."
The very first game they broadcast from was Tyrone v Down in the Ulster Under-21 Football Championship at Casement Park.
By their own admission their technology mightn't have been the best, but they knew they were on to something when they were messaged by a man who was sitting on a train in New Zealand, amazed that he could hear the familiar rat-ta-ta-tat Tyrone accent calling a game.
"We were very closely watching our analytics then, figures from all around the world, and we found out then there was a big audience in this part of the world, but the audience started to grow in other countries, particularly in north America and England where Tyrone people had moved to," said Harvey.
"Then there was another spike in Sydney, Australia because there was a lot of Tyrone people in that part of the world.
"We knew we needed to do the county stuff, but the fact we could do club stuff was almost unheard of."
Every year, they host a highly successful Club All-Stars Awards night in The Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran that recognises players right through the senior, intermediate and junior ranks.
The system has run since 2004 and has spawned several imitations in other counties and become one of the chief dates on the GAA social calendar.
"Whenever we do invite players along who have a nomination, I could count on one hand the number of guys who wouldn't be able to go. They all make the effort, and I am including county players in that," said Harvey.
"The beauty of the All-Stars is you are going to get six teams, league and Championship winners from Senior, Intermediate and Junior who are new clientele coming every year, showing up.
"The model is we have our sponsors there, then we bring along the players and their partners as guests. So it works very well and then you have a very, very competitive senior football Championship, there hasn't been a back-to-back winner since 2005. That makes a big impact."
For now, they are gearing up for a season like no other. It will be intense, but they have enough positive testimony from those too unwell to attend games that it makes the effort all worthwhile.
"Our model has always been to give it to the people for free. If I can't be at a game, the next best thing is a commentary," Harvey added.