Aidan Harte

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Aidan Harte
Séamus Callanan and Aidan Harte.jpg
Personal information
Irish name Aodán Ó hAirt
Sport Hurling
Position Left wing-back
Born (1988-08-17) 17 August 1988 (age 31)
Galway, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Occupation Secondary school teacher
Club(s)
Years Club
2005-present
Gort
Club titles
Galway titles 2
Colleges(s)
Years College
University College Cork
NUI Galway
College titles
Fitzgibbon titles 0
Inter-county(ies)*
Years County Apps (scores)
2008–present
Galway 40 (1-15)
Inter-county titles
Leinster titles 3
All-Irelands 1
NHL 2
All Stars 0
*Inter County team apps and scores correct as of 20:17, 8 January 2020.

Aidan Harte (born 17 August 1988) is an Irish hurler who plays for Galway Senior Championship Gort and at inter-county level with the Galway senior hurling team. He usually lines out as a left wing-back.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Gort[edit]

Harte joined the Gort club at a young age and played in all grades at juvenile and underage levels. HE joined the Gort senior team in advance of the 2005 Galway Championship.

On 2 November 2008, Harte played in his first senior final when Gort faced Portumna. Lining out in the unusual position of right corner-back, he was later deployed in his regular position of midfield but ended the game on the losing side after the 1-18 to 2-07 defeat.[3]

After a three-year absence, Harte lined out in his second final on 6 November 2011. He scored five points from centre-forward, including two points from frees, and collected his first winners' medal after the 0-17 to 1-12 defeat of reigning champions Clarinbridge.[4]

Harte was selected at right wing-back when he lined out in his third final on 14 December 2014. He scored a point from play and claimed a second winners' medal after the 2-13 to 1-10 defeat of Portumna.[5]

On 16 October 2016, Harte was at left wing-back when he lined out in the fourth final of his career. He ended the game on the losing side for the second time in his career after the 1-11 to 0-10 defeat by St. Thomas's.[6]

Harte lined out in a second successive final - the fifth of his career - on 3 December 2017. Playing at centre-forward, he ended the game on the losing side after being held scoreless in the 3-12 to 1-15 defeat by Liam Mellows.[7]

Galway[edit]

Minor and under-21[edit]

Harte first played for Galway as a member of the minor team during the 2005 All-Ireland Championship. He made his first appearance for the team on 23 July 2006 and scored 1-02 from right wing-forward in the 4-07 to 1-14 defeat of Antrim. Harte retained the right wing-forward berth for the 2005 All-Ireland final on 11 September 2006. He was held scoreless throughout the 2-18 to 2-07 defeat by Tipperary.[8]

Harte immediately progressed onto the Galway under-21 team for the 2007 All-Ireland Championship. He made his debut in that grade on 25 August 2007 when he lined out at midfield for the 4-21 to 2-18 All-Ireland semi-final defeat of Cork.[9] Harte was dropped from the starting fifteen for the All-Ireland final on 8 September 2007 but was introduced as a substitute at midfield for David Kennedy and claimed a winners' medal after the 5-11 to 0-12 defeat of Dublin.[10]

Harte was a regular on the under-21 team over the following two seasons, but ended his time that grade without any further success.

Senior[edit]

In October 2007, it was revealed that Harte was one of 15 players from the successful under-21 team that was about to be drafted onto the Galway senior team as part of a major shake-up by team manager Ger Loughnane. He remained a member of the extended panel throughout the 2008 season before being released from the panel by new manager John McIntyre at the end of the season.

Harte was recalled to the Galway senior team in advance of the 2010 National League. He made his debut on 21 February 2010 when he scored a point from right corner-forward in a 1-18 to 1-11 defeat of Limerick.[11] On 2 May 2010, Harte was switched to right wing-forward and scored three points in Galway's 2-22 to 1-17 defeat by Cork in the National League final.[12] Harte made his Leinster Championship debut on 29 May 2010 when he lined out at right corner-forward in a 2-22 to 1-14 defeat of Wexford. On 4 July 2010, he lined out in his first Leinster final and scored a point from centre-forward in Galway's 1-19 to 1-12 defeat by Kilkenny.[13]

On 8 July 2012, Harte was selected amongst the substitutes when Galway qualified to play Kilkenny in the Leinster final. He remained on the bench throughout but ended the game with a winners' medal after the 2-21 to 2-12 victory.[14] On 9 September 2012, Harte was again an unused substitute when Galway drew 0-19 to 2-13 with Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.[15] The replay on 30 September 2012 saw Harte remain on the bench for the 3-22 to 3-11 defeat.[16]

On 7 July 2013, Harte was selected on the substitutes' bench when Galway qualified to play Dublin in the Leinster final. He was introduced as a substitute at midfield for Iarla Tannian and scored a point from play in the 2-25 to 2-13 defeat.[17]

Harte was back on the starting fifteen when Galway faced Kilkenny in the Leinster final on 5 July 2015. He was held scoreless from play in the 1-23 to 2-17 defeat.[18] On 6 September 2015, Harte was switched to right wing-back when Galway once again faced Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. For the second time in three seasons he ended the final on the losing side after the 1-22 to 1-18 defeat.[19]

On 3 July 2016, Harte lined out in a second successive Leinster final against Kilkenny. Playing at left wing-back, he once again ended the game on the losing side after the 1-26 to 0-22 defeat.[20]

On 22 April 2017, Harte scored two points from left wing-back when Galway won the National League title after a 3-21 to 0-14 victory over Tipperary in the final.[21] The subsequent championship saw Galway qualify for a Leinster final meeting with Wexford, with Harte being deployed in the left corner-back position. He ended the game with a second winners' medal after the 0-29 to 1-17 victory.[22] On 3 September 2017, Harte was switched to his usual position of left wing-back when Galway faced Waterford in the All-Ireland final. He ended the game with a winners' medal after the 0-26 to 2-17 victory and a first All-Ireland Championship for Galway in 29 years.[23][24]

On 1 July 2018, Harte lined out at left wing-back for Galway in their 0-18 apiece draw with Kilkenny in the Leinster final.[25] The replay a week later saw him end the game with a third provincial winners' medal after scoring two points from play in Galway's 1-28 to 3-15 victory.[26] On 19 August 2018, Harte was again at left wing-back when Galway faced Limerick in the All-Ireland final. He ended the game on the losing side as Limerick won their first title in 45 years after a 3-16 to 2-18 defeat of Galway.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 June 2019.
Team Year National League Leinster All-Ireland Total
Division Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score Apps Score
Galway 2008 Division 1A 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00 0 0-00
2009 Division 1
2010 7 2-12 2 0-02 0 0-00 9 2-14
2011 1 0-01 0 0-00 2 1-00 3 1-01
2012 Division 1A 2 0-01 0 0-00 0 0-00 2 0-01
2013 6 0-06 2 0-01 1 0-01 9 0-08
2014 7 0-01 2 0-00 1 0-00 10 0-01
2015 6 0-04 4 0-03 3 0-02 13 0-09
2016 6 0-04 3 0-00 2 0-01 11 0-05
2017 Division 1B 7 0-06 3 0-03 2 0-00 12 0-09
2018 5 0-04 6 0-02 3 0-00 14 0-06
2019 6 0-03 4 0-00 10 0-03
Career total 53 2-42 26 0-11 14 1-04 93 3-57

Honours[edit]

Gort
Galway (New York)
Galway

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Galway end 29 years of hurt as they lift All-Ireland crown with win over Waterford". The 42. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
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  4. ^ "Gort crowned county senior hurling champions for 2011". Galway Advertiser. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Galway SHC final: Gort dethrone All-Ireland champs with late goals". Hogan Stand. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ Rooney, Declan (17 October 2016). "St Thomas' targeting more glory". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  7. ^ Fogarty, John (3 December 2017). "Liam Mellows shock Gort to claim Galway Senior Hurling title". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  8. ^ Cummiskey, Gavin (4 September 2006). "Tipp feast on Galway carcass". Irish Times. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  9. ^ Cummiskey, Gavin (27 August 2007). "Canning factory boosts output". Irish Times. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  10. ^ "Galway triumphant in U21 All-Ireland hurling final". Breaking News. 9 September 2007. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
  11. ^ Keys, Colm (22 February 2010). "McCarthy hails defiant display of Treaty men". Irish Independent. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
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  14. ^ "Into the West: Galway win Leinster final in stunning display". Irish Independent. 9 July 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  15. ^ Kelly, Niall (9 September 2012). "Report: Canning holds his nerve to force All-Ireland replay". The 42. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Kilkenny cruise to All-Ireland at second time of asking". Irish Independent. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  17. ^ Russell, Adrian (7 July 2013). "Dublin end famine with famous win over Galway at Croker". The 42. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  18. ^ Rooney, Declan (27 August 2015). "Kilkenny march past Galway to another Leinster win". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  19. ^ McGoldrick, Seán (6 September 2015). "Kilkenny deliver an 11th All-Ireland for Brian Cody as Galway challenge fades away". Irish Independent. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  20. ^ McGoldrick, Seán (3 July 2016). "Galway challenge peters out as Kilkenny claim 71st Leinster crown in familiar style". Irish Independent. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  21. ^ "Flynn fires two goals as Galway hand out 16-point beating to Tipperary in league final". The 42. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  22. ^ "Conor Cooney masterclass leads Galway past Wexford to their first Leinster title since 2012". The 42. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
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  24. ^ "Galway end 29 years of hurt as they lift All-Ireland crown with win over Waterford". The 42. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Leinster SHC final: Cats and Tribe must meet again". Hogan Stand. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  26. ^ Fogarty, John (8 July 2018). "Galway hold their nerve against Kilkenny in Leinster final replay". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  27. ^ Ryan, Eoin (19 August 2018). "Limerick hang on against Galway to end 45 years of pain". RTÉ Sport. Retrieved 5 February 2019.