DOB: 18 August 1875
Died: 26 August 1903
From: Fitzroy Juniors/Fitzroy
Games: 62 (74 total)
Goals: 2 (4 total)
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.
|Round 9, 1900||Umpire Jostling||Guilty|
|Round 17, 1900||Striking||2 matches|
|Round 3, 1902||Attempted Striking||4 matches|
May not have played in Round 14, 1899.
Herald - 28/08/1903
Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle - 29/08/1903
Wagga Wagga Advertiser - 29/08/1903
Argus - 29/08/1903