Mickey Harte (born 1952) is a Gaelic football manager who presently manages the Louth county team in Ireland. He was the longest-serving manager in inter-county competition at the time of his resignation in 2020, having managed the Tyrone county team from 2002.
He is the county’s most successful senior manager, having guided it to three All-Ireland SFC titles, six Ulster SFC titles, one National League title, and twelve Dr McKenna Cups.
Harte is regarded as one of the best tacticians in the game, admired by both colleagues and former opponents.
Harte was educated at the Christian Brothers Grammar School in Omagh after being born in Glencull, near Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He studied education at Belfast’s St. Joseph’s College (now St Mary’s). He spent five years as a teacher at De La Salle Boys School in Kircubben. After that, he went to Ballygawley’s St Ciaran’s.
He won multiple titles over his 22 years there, including Tyrone, Ulster, and All-Ireland Vocational Schools. He continued to work there while he rose through the ranks of Tyrone’s Gaelic football team, eventually leading them to a National Football League title, All-Ireland Minor and U21 titles, and the Sam Maguire Cup in 2003.
Mickey Harte’s partner
Mickey Harte is married to Marian with 4 children. His daughter Michaela McAreavey was murdered on her honeymoon in Mauritius in January 2011