I must confess that I've warmed to the idea of having the club hurling championships completed in a short block of time after watching ten matches over the opening two rounds.
There's something really compelling about seeing the competitions steadily gaining momentum in this manner, rather than jumping from one code to the other on every second week.
Now, it must be stressed that this only works because of the shortened three-round groups. In fairness to the football clubs, it wouldn't be right for the entire hurling programme to be finished in its entirety first if the normal two sixes were in place.
As it stands, the hurling will be played off in the space of six weeks, creating a World Cup-style feel to proceedings as the speculation and interest grows, with the action unfolding in double-quick time.
Of course, the conclusion of proceedings in that timeframe depends to a large extent on whether or not the crowd limit of 200 spectators will be altered to 500 as per the original plan.
It all depends on the Covid numbers, and if it transpires that the powers-that-be decide to stick with 200 for the foreseeable future, then County Board officials will be left with a major call on their hands.
Should they proceed as originally planned in those circumstances, or should they put the hurling semi-finals and finals on hold, bringing the group games in the football forward instead?
They stressed from day one that fixtures from the week-ending August 16 onwards were subject to change, and that was no doubt with this potential scenario in mind.
GAA officers are often lazily accused of only thinking about the pounds, shillings and pence, but in fairness there is a lot more to this than merely dealing with the financial hammering that would result from playing our showpiece club hurling matches before miniscule crowds.
The members of our management committee are loyal club people first and foremost, and I'm sure the thought of their own team qualifying for a county final has already crossed their minds.
And if that happy situation becomes a reality over the coming weeks, I wonder how they would feel about so many of their fellow parishioners being denied access to the ground?
That limit of 200, as it currently stands, is an absolute joke in my view, especially when one considers that all matches in the top three grades are being played in four venues where social distancing can be practised with considerable ease.
Take Chadwicks Wexford Park as an example, and tell me what would be wrong with the alternative outlined here.
Allow 200 spectators to enter the main stand via the turnstiles in the middle of the car park only, and then admit another 200 on the uncovered stand, through the stiles at the Clonard corner, nearest to the church.
Then, make another 200 tickets available for the town end terrace, with entry gained via the Summerhill roundabout stiles only.
Finally, allow another 200 on to the Clonard end terrace, through the stiles situated in the corner at the covered stand side.
Even that figure of 800 would be a conservative number in terms of the crowd that could be accommodated, with everybody still keeping their distance.
Indeed, that number of 200 could easily be turned into 300 before being multiplied by four, at least solving some headaches for hard-pressed club officers.
I don't envy any of them the task of trying to sell a Model County ticket to a member who was unable to attend a game over the past fortnight due to the current restrictions.
It's creating unnecessary tension within clubs and, as somebody pointed out to me, the real farce of it all is that it's considerably easier for people to head down to their local club to watch a Junior 'B' game.
Perhaps there's also training on an adjoining field, so who's counting the numbers inside the main gate in that situation?
Neutrals have virtually no chance of being at a game of any significance in the current climate, and it's a real shame because the fare on offer in the opening fortnight has been very entertaining.
I perfectly understand the reasons behind reduced crowds, but the numbers stopped making sense to me a long time ago.