Dr Alan Byrne, Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine. MB BAO BCh MRCPI MSc (Sports Medicine) FFSEM.
Alan Byrne graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985. He commenced in General Practice in south Dublin in 1990, and has worked in Sports Medicine since 1993. He completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCD in 2000. He was the team physician at Shelbourne F.C. from 1993-1999 and has been the team doctor and consulting sports physician at Shamrock Rovers F.C. since 2000.
Dr Byrne has worked with several teams at the Football Association of Ireland since 1999. He has been the Republic of Ireland Senior International Team Physician since 2003, and worked for a brief period as the team physician in the English Premiership with Fulham F.C. in 2011. He was the first appointed Medical Director of the Football Association of Ireland, and held that position from 2006- 2012. During that time he established several programmes, including the International and League of Ireland player cardiac screening initiatives and several medical coach education programmes.
A founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine, Dr Byrne was elected to the Board of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2011.
He is on the Specialist Register of Sports and Exercise Medicine and has a particular interest in the assessment and management of chronic groin problems. – See more at: https://www.beaconhospital.ie/doctors/dr-alan-byrne/#sthash.BUKwzFLw.dpuf