The 2020 season has yet to move into top gear and still it could be stated with considerable certainty that we have already been treated to the goal of the year.
It was from the murky bowels of a horrendous night at Healy Park, Omagh back in February that a score of sheer beauty and magic was conceived and executed with such conviction and aplomb that it alone was worth the admission money.
Picture the scene. With the pitch long since transformed into a mud bath, the relentless rain cascading down and the floodlights just about capturing the action in a howling gale, Tyrone's Tiernan McCann flipped an inviting pass into the path of Rory Brennan.
And when the latter whipped into overdrive before thundering an unstoppable drive past helpless Dublin custodian Evan Comerford, the prevailing meteorological conditions were momentarily banished from the thoughts of ecstatic home fans.
The fact that the goal in itself was a thing of beauty captivated even the Dubs contingent in the paltry 3,850 attendance but its arrival in the 69th minute of normal time was crucial in easing Mickey Harte's side to a 1-10 to 1-7 victory - and in keeping their hopes alive of landing the league crown.
If 26-year-old software engineer Brennan was the hero of the night, the barren lockdown period coupled with what is a demanding initial fixtures itinerary for the month of October have served to keep his feet on the ground.
"As things stand, we are due to meet Donegal in the league in Ballybofey on the weekend of October 17-18 and then the following weekend we go to Castlebar to take on Mayo in our last league game," pointed out Brennan.
"The weekend after that we are due to meet Donegal in the Ulster Championship quarter-final at Ballybofey although I'm aware that there is ongoing speculation as to just precisely where that game will ultimately take place."
Currently bracketed on six points along with Dublin, Tyrone trail Galway and Kerry in the Division One table but are still in with a chance of landing the league crown. Since the GAA decided to abandon the concept of divisional finals, this means that it will be a clear run-in to the title - something that Brennan clearly relishes.
"We know that we are going straight in at the deep end when things resume but we will be up for the challenge," asserted the Trillick clubman. "The pressure will certainly be on and it will be full throttle. While we have a chance of maybe finishing strongly in the league, we know that going into the Ulster Championship Donegal will be looking for their third title on the trot and they will see us as a big challenge.
"We are very aware of their desire to make it three titles on the trot so you could say that our Championship meeting with them will take on a life of its own irrespective of what happens beforehand."
While speculation continues to swirl round the possibility of restricted attendances at games because of the coronavirus threat, it is known that the GAA authorities are already investigating the possibility of using neutral venues for some games which are likely to attract more substantial crowds.
Indeed, it would seem that Croke Park might be brought into use for matches in the relatively early stages of the Championship.
"Obviously the weather and potential crowd numbers could influence venue choices but at the end of the day we will go where we are told to go," stated Brennan, whose brother Lee stepped away from the Tyrone squad although he has not given up hope of resurrecting his county career at some point in the future.
Now in his sixth year in the Red Hands squad, Brennan is hopeful the team can land a double coup that would help to bring the curtain down in spectacular style on what has been a particularly sombre and fraught year to date.
A league title and the potential recapture of the Ulster crown would certainly win favour with the fans in what is the last year of Harte's current contract.
And Brennan's role "around the middle eight", as he puts it, could prove crucial in heralding a return of Red Hand glory.
"I'm happy to play anywhere, though. Donegal have been our main rivals in recent years and we have had great battles with them. I think the two meetings with them will certainly hold the spotlight in October - it's strange to think we will be engaged in two such vital matches so late in the year," said Brennan.