O'Neill Brothers Confirmed For Wembley Heroes

O'Neill Brothers Confirmed For Wembley Heroes widnesvikings.co.uk

7th August 2017

Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce that brothers Steve and Mike O'Neill will be in attendance at the Club's Wembley Heroes event at the end of this month. 

On Wednesday 23rd August, Widnes Vikings will be hosting a special celebration event, marking the Club's 1981 and 1984 Challenge Cup triumphs.

The event, which takes place in the week leading up to the 2017 Challenge Cup final, will reunite the heroes of two of Widnes' greatest days. Expect to see some of Widnes' biggest ever names and to hear fascinating tales from the glory days of The Chemics.

It follows on the Lunch With Legends event, which saw Widnes legends Mal Aspey, Ray Dutton, Reg Bowden, Jim Mills, George Nicholls, Denis O'Neill and Stuart Wright share fascinating memories with a packed crowd.

Mike O'Neill made over 400 appearance for Widnes during a 13-year spell that started in 1977. During his time with the Club, Mike has two Championship titles, six Premiership final wins, four Challenge Cup appearances and three John Player Final appearances, making all those whilst playing in the front row as a strong and uncompromising prop forward.

His performances for the Chemics gave Mike the opportunity to represent Great Britain four times, as well as touring Australia and New Zealand in 1984. 

Steve O'Neill started his career with Wigan Warriors in 1976, before making a move to Widnes in 1981. Steve would make over 200 appearances for the Club, scoring 12 tries playing as either a prop, like his brother, or in the second row. Steve has Challenge Cup final experience with the Vikings, making the 1984 side that overcame Wigan, scoring a drop-goal in a 19-6 victory.

Steve also played for Wigan, Swinton and Salford during his career, making an appearance for England in 1981 during his time at Central Park. 

Places for this event are strictly limited and demand is set to be high. Tickets cost just £25 per person or £20 for 2017 Stronghold Members, or £200 for a table of ten. To book, contact Events on: 0151 495 2250 / events@widnesvikings.co.uk.

O'Neill Brothers Confirmed For Wembley Heroes widnesvikings.co.uk