David Harte

Olympic Hockey Player and European Bronze Medallist

  • 30-year-old, David Harte from Kinsale, Cork is a World Class Hockey Goalkeeper winning Federation of International Hockey, Goalkeeper of the Year in 2016 & 2015
  • Led the Irish team to Olympic qualification for the Rio Games 2016 becoming the first team to represent Ireland at the Games for more than 100 years
  • He captained the Irish Men’s Hockey Team to Bronze by defeating England at the Eurohockey Championships in 2015
  • Living in Utrecht, The Netherlands, for the last 8 years playing professional club hockey with SV Kampong in the Dutch Hoofdklasse
  • Has 203 International caps for Ireland and has captained the team since 2015
  • At 6ft5in some of his nicknames include Big D, Braveheart, The Wall, The Big Man
  • Currently studying an MA in Sports Business from Leeds Beckett University in the UK, he is also a qualified PE and biology teacher from Dublin City University

Key Achievements

  • Dutch Hoofdklasse Champion, 2018 (Netherlands Club Championships)
  • Euro Hockey League Silver Medal, 2018 (European Club Championships)
  • Malaysian Hockey League Champion, 2018
  • Dutch Hoofdklasse Champion, 2017 (Netherlands Club Championships)
  • Hockey India League Silver Medal, 2017
  • Euro Hockey League Champion, 2016 (European Club Championships)
  • FIH World’s Best Goalkeeper, 2016
  • European Bronze Medal, 2015
  • Dutch Hoofdklasse Silver Medal, 2015
  • FIH World’s Best Goalkeeper, 2015
  • 203 International Caps
  • Captain of the Men’s Team from 2015 to current.

About David Harte

30-year-old, David Harte from Kinsale, Cork is a World Class Hockey Goalkeeper winning Federation of International Hockey, Goalkeeper of the year in 2016 & 2015. He became an Olympian at the Rio 2016 Games, captaining the Irish Men’s team at their first Olympics for more than 108 years. David and his team mates defeated Canada 4-2 to record Ireland’s first ever victory at an Olympic Games.

David is also a European Bronze medallist, defeating England in the European Championships in 2015 to win the first ever medal at that level for an Irish side. David subsequently went on to win the Best goalkeeper of the tournament award. David currently has over 203 international caps to his name and has captioned the Men’s Irish team since 2015.

Originally from Kinsale, Cork, he is now living in Utrecht, The Netherlands, for the last 8 years playing professional club hockey with SV Kampong in the Dutch Hoofdklasse. A qualified Physical Education and Biology teacher, he is currently studying an MA in Sports Business from Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Currently he is a member of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Athlete Commission and was elected to the European Olympic Council (EOC) as Secretary to the Athletes’ Commission.

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