Defender who began his professional career in 1996 for Leeds United and made his international debut for Ireland in the same year; joined Bournemouth in 2013 after spending three seasons with Reading.
He played his youth soccer at St. Kevins FC, Drogheda United, Home Farm, and Leeds United.
In 2009-2010, while playing for Carlisle United, he was elected to the Football League One PFA Team of the Year.
His brother, Michael Harte, and uncle, Gary Kelly, were also professional soccer players.
He joined Reading in 2010, where he made a name for himself with penalty kicks, becoming second in line for the team behind Shane Long.