Fermanagh’s Declan McCusker is dreaming about the evening that he can sit down in front of the television and watch a big championship match again.

He is even dreaming about getting back to training at Lissan and a return to normality although accepts that won’t be any time soon.

The Ederney man is a teacher in Holy Family in Omagh but instead of teaching classes on Monday he was busy doing work packs for students to do at home.

“It is all very strange,” he said.

“I was just thinking earlier, the first week you get back to training, even if it’s up to Lissan for a session., that will be some day. Even the first Saturday you can sit down and watch the Premiership or a GAA match on the television in the evening. Those are things that you look forward to.”

At this point though football is not top of the agenda. In this health crisis, it is people’s welfare that is a priority.

“The important thing is that everybody is ok. Everybody needs to do what they are told and stay away from other people and hopefully we will get over this sooner rather than later,” said McCusker.

“At the minute, part of you isn’t really worried about football. You are thinking about what is going to come in the next few weeks and if we get out of the next few months safe then we can think about getting back to training and back to playing football.

“Obviously, you want to be doing enough so that when you get back you are not behind but at the same time you are thinking football is not the be all and end all. It puts a perspective on things.”

When the GAA made the call two weeks ago to end all activities it meant that players were no longer involved in collective training and were asked to maintain their own fitness for the time when football does return.

“I suppose there is something nice about being able to train whenever you want and not have to be here or be there and you have a bit more time in the evening but you miss the craic with the boys and naturally playing football, you miss it too,” he added.

“I’ve been doing a bit of running on the pitch but it is hard to get the gym work done as nowhere is open.You just try and do what you can, I’ve been doing home workouts from the internet, that type of thing.”

And the big question is, what will the season consist of when action does eventually return?

The suspension came with two games left in the league and everything still to be played for but at this point it is unknown whether the league will just be made null and void and whether the season will go straight into some form of championship.

“We don’t even know what we are going back to. Are we going back to league football? I don’t know how long this is going to go on, are they going to have time to play championship or will it be a 32 team knockout championship and try and get it over quickly,” said McCusker.