Conor Harte

Conor Harte (born 3 April 1988) is an Ireland men's field hockey international. He played for Ireland at both the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup. He was also a member of the Ireland team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship. Harte has won national league titles in Ireland and has played in the Hockey India League. Harte's twin brother, David, and his sister, Emer, are also Ireland field hockey internationals. The Harte brothers have lined out together with eight different field hockey teams – Bandon Grammar School, Cork Harlequins, Pembroke Wanderers, DCU, SCHC, Dabang Mumbai, Munster and Ireland.

Conor Harte
Personal information
Full name Conor Harte
Born (1988-04-03) 3 April 1988 (age 32)
County Cork, Ireland
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) [1]
Playing position Sweeper/Centre Back
Youth career
2000–2006 Bandon Grammar School
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
200x–2006 Cork Harlequins
2006–2010 Pembroke Wanderers
2006–2010DCU
2010–2013 SCHC
2013–2014 Pembroke Wanderers
2014– Racing Club de Bruxelles
2015Dabang Mumbai
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Ireland 230 (38)

Early years, family and educationEdit

Harte was raised in Ballinspittle, near Kinsale, West Cork. His mother was from Ballyheigue, County Kerry where his grandfather won county hurling medals. His father, Kieran Harte is a member of the prominent Tyrone GAA family. He was a goalkeeper for Tyrone in the 1972 Ulster Senior Football Championship final. Kieran's teammates on the day included his first cousin, Mickey Harte. Consequently, Conor Harte is also a cousin of Michaela McAreavey, Mark Harte, Peter Harte and the Gaelic footballer, David Harte. Harte's twin brother, David, is also an Ireland men's field hockey international and his sister, Emer is an Ireland women's field hockey international. In his youth Harte played gaelic games with Courcey Rovers. [2][3][4][5][6][7][8] Harte was educated at Bandon Grammar School. [9][10] Between 2006 and 2009 he attended Dublin City University where he gained a BA in accounting and finance. In 2014 he gained a Diploma of Education from Trinity College Dublin. In 2018 he began studying for a PhD at Cork Institute of Technology. [11][12]

Domestic teamsEdit

Bandon Grammar SchoolEdit

Harte began playing field hockey at the age of thirteen at Bandon Grammar School. In 2005 Conor and David helped Bandon win the All Ireland Schoolboys Hockey Championship. [1][3][4][9][10][13]

Cork HarlequinsEdit

While studying for their Leaving Cert at Bandon Grammar School, Conor and David, also played for Cork Harlequins, helping them win the 2006 Irish Senior Cup. [3][14]

Pembroke WanderersEdit

While studying at Dublin City University, Harte also began playing for Pembroke Wanderers. [15] In 2008–09, together with his brother David, Ronan Gormley, Stuart Loughrey, Justin Sheriff, Craig Fulton and Alan Sothern, Harte was a member of the Pembroke Wanderers team that won the Irish Senior Cup, [16][17] the Men's Irish Hockey League [18] and the EuroHockey Club Trophy. [19][20] While playing for Wanderers, the Harte brothers also represented DCU at intervarsity level. [21][22]

SCHCEdit

In 2010 Harte began playing for SCHC. [11][23][24] His brother, David, also played for SCHC. [25]

Racing Club de BruxellesEdit

Since 2014 Harte has played for Racing Club de Bruxelles in the Men's Belgian Hockey League. [9][10][11][23][24] He also played for Racing in the 2017–18 Euro Hockey League. [26][27] His teammates at Racing have included Alan Sothern. [28]

Dabang MumbaiEdit

Harte played for Dabang Mumbai in the 2015 Hockey India League season, once again teaming up with his brother David. In the players' auction he was drafted for $10,000. [9][10][22][29][30][31][32]

Ireland internationalEdit

Harte made his senior debut for Ireland in August 2006 in a Celtic Cup game against France. Harte's brother, David, and his sister, Emer, also made their senior international debuts on the same day. [1][9][10][33][34] Harte was a member of the Ireland teams that won the 2009 Men's EuroHockey Nations Trophy [35] and the 2011 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge II. [36] He also helped Ireland win Men's FIH Hockey World League tournaments in 2012, [37][38] 2015 [39] and 2017. [40] On 1 June 2017, Harte made his 200th senior appearance for Ireland in a 2–2 with Pakistan. He marked the occasion by scoring from a penalty corner. [23][24][33][34][41] Harte was also a member of the Ireland team that won the bronze medal at the 2015 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship. [9][10] He represented Ireland at the 2016 Summer Olympics [42][43] and at the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup. [44]

Tournaments Place
2009 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge II [45] 2nd
2009 Men's EuroHockey Nations Trophy [35] 1st
2009 Men's Hockey World Cup Qualifiers [46] 3rd
2011 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge II [36] 1st
2011 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [25] 5th
2012 Men's Field Hockey Olympic Qualifier [47][48] 2nd
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 1 [37][38] 1st
2012 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I [49][50] 3rd
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 2 [51] 2nd
2012–13 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals [52] 7th
2013 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [53][54][55] 6th
2014 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I [31][56] 4th
2014 Men's Hockey Investec Cup [57] 2nd
2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 2 [28][39] 1st
2014–15 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals [58][59] 5th
2015 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [9][10]  
2016 Summer Olympics [42][43] 10th
2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League Round 2 [40] 1st
2016–17 Men's FIH Hockey World League Semifinals [60][61][62] 5th
2017 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [63] 6th
2018 Men's Hockey World Cup [44] 14th
2018–19 Men's FIH Series Finals [64][65] 2nd
2019 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship [66] 8th

HonoursEdit

Ireland
Pembroke Wanderers
Cork Harlequins
Bandon Grammar School

ReferencesEdit

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