Harte World Goalkeeper of the Year

February 27, 2017

Congratulations to Ireland’s David Harte who was named as the World Hockey Goalkeeper of the Year for the second year in a row.

Harte, who captained Ireland to their first Olympic Games in 108 years at the Rio Olympic Games is the only Irish player to have achieved this distinction since the awards began.

The 28-year-old, who plays in The Netherlands and India, has won a number Goalkeeper of the Tournament awards at international and club level beat a number of nominees to the award including Juan Vivaldi (ARG) , Jaap Stockmann (NED), and Vincent Vanasch (BEL).

Vivaldi won gold and silver respectively at the Olympic Games in Rio this past summer.

Harte said, “To win this award truly is an incredible honour”.

Ireland will be hosting the World League 2 in Belfast in March. Having reached an all-time high of 10 in the world rankings, we are all determined to push on from here and hopefully, having inspired the future Irish hockey generations.”

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