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"Levski - Dimitrov - Moran - Troy - Mullet - Ivanova - Moran again - Moran - MORAN SCORES!"
-- Bulgaria v Ireland final, 1994 Quidditch World Cup (GF8)

Moran

Quidditch player, Chaser for Ireland’s National Team (1994).

Along with fellow Chasers Mullet and Troy, Moran was a member of the Irish National Team at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup, The team made it to the final against Bulgaria, riding Firebolt brooms. They won the match following Seeker Viktor Krum's early capture of the Snitch (GF8).

The 1994 tournament is usually remembered as the international debut of Krum and the reappearance of the Dark Mark/chaos in the campground that took place afterwards (GF9, Pm).

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Etymology

Moran is a derived from the Irish names O'Morain and O'Moghrain of Connacht. The Gaelic O means "male descendant of" and Morain comes from mor meaning "great" or "large" (Internet Surname Database).

Notes

Like the other members of the Irish National Team, Moran is named for one of J.K. Rowling's friends:

"The Irish Quidditch team players are all named after people I have known. 'Moran', 'Troy' and 'Quigley,' are good friends." (JKR)

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

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