Kevin O'Neill (Australian footballer)

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Kevin Wilford O'Neill
Personal information
Full name Kevin Wilford O'Neill
Date of birth 20 March 1908
Date of death 12 July 1985(1985-07-12) (aged 77)
Original team(s) Echuca/St Mary's, (Echuca)
Height / weight 175cm / 79kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1930–1941 Richmond 209 (12)[1]
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1941.
Career highlights
  • Richmond Premiership Player 1932, 1934
  • Interstate Games:- 10
  • Richmond - Hall of Fame - inducted 2008
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Kevin Wilford O'Neill (20 March 1908 – 12 July 1985)[2] was an Australian rules footballer who played in the VFL between 1930 and 1941 for the Richmond Football Club.

The son of a former Richmond player from its days in the VFA, O'Neill was a member of the Tigers' legendary "Three Musketeers" backline of Bolger, Sheahan and O'Neill. He played in four straight senior Grand Finals from 1931 to 1934, winning the premiership in 1932 and 1934. He also played in Richmond's losing Grand Final side of 1940.

O'Neill represented Victoria on ten occasions, as State vice-captain for an Interstate Carnival, and was awarded Life Membership of the Richmond Football Club in 1939.

During the Second World War he served in the RAAF.

He returned to the Tigers briefly in 1944 as Captain/Coach of the Seconds side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AFL Tables - Kevin ONeill - Stats - Statistics". AFL Tables. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kevin ONeill - Player Bio". Australian Football. Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  • Hogan P: The Tigers Of Old, Richmond FC, Melbourne 1996

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