Olympic biographies – David Fitzgerald (reserve)

Debut: vs France, July 2010 (3-3 draw)
Age: 29
Caps: 46
International goals: 0
Current club: Monkstown
Previous club: none
School: St Andrew’s College
Position: Goalkeeper

David Fitzgerald. Pic: Adrian Boehm

David Fitzgerald. Pic: Adrian Boehm

The ying to David Harte’s yang, David Fitzgerald has been the long-time back-up goalkeeper to the world’s number one, always on hand to step in when required between the posts.

Fitzgerald made his debut in 2010 and has been the second goalkeeper for the last seven major international tournaments, including three European championships, culminating in the bronze medal in London last year.

He has played his entire club career since the age of nine with Monkstown, helping end their 99-year wait for the Irish Senior Cup and he has gone on to win three Irish Hockey League titles and a EuroHockey Club Champions Trophy title in Italy.

Twitter: @Dfitzy23

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