Mick Moody

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Mick Moody
Personal information
Full name Michael Moody
Date of birth (1960-02-24) 24 February 1960 (age 57))
Place of birth Wicklow, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1983 Shelbourne ? (?)
1983–1984 Bray Wanderers ? (?)
1984–1986 Home Farm ? (?)
1986–1987 Drogheda United ? (?)
1987–1991 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. ? (?)
1991–1993 Shamrock Rovers 52 (2)
1993–1996 Bohemians 68 (2)
1996–1999 St Patrick's Athletic F.C. 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mick Moody (born 24 February 1960 in Wicklow) was an Irish soccer player during the 1980s and 1990s.


Moody was a tough defender who began his career in 1979 at Shelbourne. After a couple of years at Tolka Park, he moved to Bray Wanderers who were then a Leinster Senior League side.

In 1984, he returned to the League of Ireland and joined Home Farm where he spent 2 seasons, alongside future team mates Dave Henderson and Pat Kelch. After a year in the First Division with Drogheda United, he moved to St Patricks Athletic and would have the most successful spell of his career.

Pat's finished as runners up in 1987/88, came in third spot the following season (Mick was voted the club's Player of the Year in both seasons) before clinching the Premier Division league title in 1989/90. Due to financial problems in Inchicore, that Pat's team would soon break up and in 1992, Moody signed for Shamrock Rovers. Despite Noel King being sacked in Mick's first season at Rovers, he would make 52 league appearances (2 goals) in his 2 years at the "Hoops".

Eamonn Gregg took him to Dalymount Park in the summer of 1993 and he would go on to make 68 league appearances, scoring 2 goals at Bohemians during his 3 years at the club. He returned to St Patrick's Athletic following his time at Bohs.

Off the field[edit]

Mick was a member of the Garda Síochána and made the headlines in August 1989 when he arrested U2 member Adam Clayton.[1]



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