Ballinspittle man scoops top international hockey award
BALLINSPITTLE’S David Harte has been named as the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Goalkeeper of the Year 2015, making him the top goalkeeper in world hockey.
The former Bandon Grammar School student, current Ireland hockey goalkeeper and captain was nominated for the prestigious award alongside Jaap Stockmann, David Carter, Andrew Charter and Nicolas Jacobi, some of the top goalkeepers in the world.
Harte, who is currently playing for Dabang Mumbai in the Hockey India League, won Goalkeeper of the Tournament for every international competition he competed in with the Green Machine (World League 2, World League 3 and Eurohockey Championships) and was chosen as ‘Sporter of the Year’ at his club SV Kampong in the Netherlands.
David, along with his twin brother Conor, won a Celtic Ross West Cork Sports Star of the Month award last October.