Dan Moriarty (footballer, born 1875)

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Dan Moriarty
Dan Moriarty (before 1903).jpg
Personal information
Full name Daniel Patrick Moriarty
Date of birth (1875-08-18)18 August 1875
Date of death 26 August 1903(1903-08-26) (aged 28)
Place of death Jolimont
Original team(s) Fitzroy Juniors
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1894–96 Fitzroy (VFA) 30 (1)
1897 Fitzroy 12 (2)
1899–1903 Melbourne 62 (2)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1903.
Career highlights
  • VFA premiership player 1895
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Daniel Patrick Moriarty (18 August 1875 – 26 August 1903) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Fitzroy and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

Moriarty was killed by a freight train near Jolimont railway station in August 1903, eight days after his 28th birthday. The coroner's inquest determined that he probably died whilst suffering an epileptic fit.[2]


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Melbourne, Victoria: Bas Publishing. p. 629. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.
  2. ^ "Jolimont railway fatality". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic. 29 August 1903. p. 19. 

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