| 16°C Dublin

‘Memories I will forever cherish’ – All-Ireland winning Galway defender Aidan Harte announces inter-county retirement

Close

Aidan Harte of Galway celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the 2017 All-Ireland SHC final. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Aidan Harte of Galway celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the 2017 All-Ireland SHC final. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Aidan Harte of Galway celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the 2017 All-Ireland SHC final. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Galway hurling defender Aidan Harte is the latest player to announce his retirement from the inter-county game.

Harte, an All-Ireland winner in 2017, has signed off, stating that the "toll on the body" of 13 years involvement has convinced him it's "time to turn the page."

Harte came on to the scene in 2008 and played for a while as a forward but his switch to half-back saw him produce some of his best performances for Galway.

Harte won an All-Ireland minor title in 2005, an U-21 title in 2007 and completed the set four years ago.

In addition he won three Leinster titles in 2012, 2017 and 2018 and two league titles, 2010, 2017 and 2021 (shared).

"It has been an honour and privilege to represent Galway at Senior level for 13 seasons. This is something I never took for granted," he said in a statement while thanking family members, playing colleagues, coaching and backroom staff and his club Gort.

"Being in a position to share the field with and against some of the greatest players to ever play the game along with getting the chance to showcase our sport worldwide has provided me with memories I will forever cherish and making many great friends during those times," he added.

"With the ongoing time and commitment involved in inter-county I cannot thank the GPA enough. They provided me with numerous opportunities off the field in order to progress my career which has been aided considerably by my past and present employers through their understanding and cohesion in certain situations.

"The Galway supporters have always been phenomenal, making huge sacrifices to support us on our journey."

GAA Newsletter

Exclusives from under the skin of the GAA, from Ireland’s largest and best GAA team; Brolly, Mullane, Hogan and Ó Sé, to name but a few.

This field is required


Related topics


Most Watched





Privacy