David Harte

Hockey: Olympian and European Bronze Medallist

David Harte

World Class: 28-year-old, from Kinsale, Cork is 6ft5in and won the Federation of International Hockey, Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016 & 2015.

Leader: Captained the Irish Men’s Hockey Team to Bronze by defeating England at the Eurohockey Championships in 2015. Lead the Irish team to Olympic qualification for the Rio Games becoming the first team to represent Ireland at the Games for more than 100 years.

Professional: A qualified PE and biology teacher, he plays professionally with SV Kampong, in Holland and Dabang Mumbai in India.

Sporting Family: His twins Conor also plays for the Irish Team, both were bitten by the hockey bug at Bandon Grammar School. He is related to Tyrone football manager Mickey Harte.

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David Harte

World Goalkeeper of the Year 2016 & 2016

“To win this award truly is an incredible honour and one which I am very proud to receive,” he said.

“Even to be nominated for a second time was more than I could have hoped for, especially given the world class goalkeepers involved.”

Juan Vivaldi (Argentina) Jaap Stockmann (Netherlands), Vincent Vanasch (Belgium) and Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh (India) were nominated for the award, with Vivaldi and Vanasch winning gold and silver respectively at the Rio Games.

“Although it is an individual award, it partly belongs to my teams at both club & country level as I would not have made it here without them,”