Ireland’s Matthew Bell in action against Tim Brand of Australia in their World Cup opener at Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar, India. Photograph: Inpho

It was a final act of defiance by Ireland when goalkeeper David Harte was taken off for the final few minutes of their opening match in the men’s hock(...)

David Harte: “For me to play in Holland and India and all around the world with Ireland is an incredible experience.” Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images

David Harte is probably the best hockey goalkeeper in the world. Next year’s Olympic Games might bring his ability to a wider audience than ever be(...)