Liam O'Neill (Gaelic footballer)

Liam O'Neill
Personal information
Irish name Liam Ó Néill
Sport Gaelic football
Position Right wing-back
Born 1947
Ballinasloe, County Galway
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Years Club
1960s-1970s St. Grellan's
Years County
1960s-1970s Galway
Inter-county titles
Connacht titles 6
All-Irelands 0
All Stars 1

Liam O'Neill (born 1947) is an Irish former Gaelic footballer who played as a right wing-back for the Galway senior team.

O'Neill joined the team during the late 1960s and was a regular member of the starting fifteen for almost a decade. During that time he won six Connacht medals and one All-Star award.[1] He is a member of a unique set of Galway players who lost three All-Ireland finals in four years

O'Neill enjoyed a lengthy club career with St. Grellan's.

He went on to manage the Mayo County Football team in later years and his son Kevin played inter-county football for Mayo.


  1. "Galway GAA profile". Hogan Stand website. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
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