Hockey

Ireland's David Harte. Mandatory Credit �INPHO/James Crombie
Ireland's David Harte. Mandatory Credit �INPHO/James Crombie

Hockey Ireland is delighted to announce that David Harte has been named as the FIH Goalkeeper of the Year for the second year in a row!

Harte captained Ireland to their first Olympic Games in 108 years when the Green Machine competed at the Rio Olympic Games. Harte has a plethora of Goalkeeper of the Tournament awards to his name and is an integral part of not only the Green Machine but current EHL champions Kampong.

Speaking about the award, Harte said “To win this award truly is an incredible honour and one which I am very proud to receive.

“Even to be nominated for a second time was more than I could have hoped for, especially given the world class goalkeepers involved such as Juan Vivaldi, Vincent Vanasch, Jaap Stockman and PR Sreejesh, all of whom are deserving of the title in this category.

“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. A busy 2017 awaits between World League events and the European Championships and I for one can’t wait to get started!”