The single contribution of obsessed, visionary pioneers like Heffo, and MW, amongst others (Costello) cannot be over-estimated. It's a relief that some of it seemed to get passed on to people like Giller & Gavin. Because how do you replace such people?
When I read Hayes' biography of Heffo, it was incredible to read of the obsessive dedication people like him & Dessie Ferguson gave for 'the cause' of parish, club & county. Something in itself that has passed on to the many who volunteer their efforts down the years and now ongoing, heroes all.