Dan Moriarty

Image DOB: 18 August 1875
Died: 26 August 1903

MFC Debut: Round 1, 1899 against St. Kilda at MCG
Last Game: Round 15, 1903 against Carlton at MCG

From: Fitzroy Juniors/Fitzroy

Games: 61 (74 total)
Goals: 2 (4 total)
Career Statistics

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Former Fitzroy player who crossed to the Redlegs for the start of the 1899 season, but missed the 1900 premiership triumph when he didn't play a game after round 17 that year.

When reported for 'umpire jostling' in Round 9, 1900, Moriarty became the first Melbourne player ever to face the VFL tribunal. He would go on to face the second and third charges in club history as well.

Moriarty was killed by a freight train near Jolimont Station on 26 August 1903. Authorities determined from the position of the body that he had committed suicide, but Melbourne secretary Amos Norcott gave evidence at the inquest that it may have been due to an epileptic seizure. Norcott testified that Moriarty had suffered two seizures on the club's recent trip to Bairnsdale. The jury returned an open verdict on the death, but the coroner gave weight to the epileptic fit theory.

Before his death he had been employed as a groundsman at the MCG.

1899 80
1900 130
1901 150
1902 120
1903 132

Tribunal Record

Round 9, 1900 Umpire Jostling Guilty
Round 17, 1900 Striking 2 matches
Round 3, 1902 Attempted Striking 4 matches


Previously shown as playing in Round 14, 1899 but this has been proven incorrect.

Herald - 28/08/1903
Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle - 29/08/1903
Wagga Wagga Advertiser - 29/08/1903
Argus - 29/08/1903

Australian Rules Football profile
BigFooty discussion re: Round 14, 1899
Wikipedia profile

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