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Dan Moriarty
Title : Dan Moriarty Dan Moriarty
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Creator : Pulford Bros., photographer
Date of creation : ca. 1920
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 123 x 94 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Born in Adelaide in 1895 Dan Moriarty first played for the South Adelaide club's B Grade team in 1915 but, due to the First World War, did not make his league debut until 1919. In his first season he won the Magarey Medal and subsequently won the Medal in 1920 and 1921, the only player to ever win the award three years in a row. He was also selected for the South Australian State team during his first season and played twenty-two consecutive state games until his retirement in 1925. Considered as one of the best centre half-backs to ever play football he was known as an attacking defender with excellent ball control and strong marking.
Dan Moriarty died in 1982

In 1897 William Magarey became the Chairman of the South Australian Football Association which later became the SANFL. He was eager to stamp out rough play and assist in gaining more respect for umpires. In 1898 Magarey instituted the award of a Medal to South Australia's fairest and most brilliant player. The first recipient of the coveted Magarey Medal award was Norwood's Alby Green.

Period : 1919-1927
Region : Adelaide metropolitan area
Further reading :
Wood, John. S.A. greats: the history of the Magarey Medal, Plympton, S. Aust.: J. and W. Wood, [1988]
Whimpress, Bernard. The South Australian football story, West Lakes, S. Aust. : South Australian National Football League, 1983.
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