Mr Byrne has been the head coach at Shannon TKD since 1998, having started training with the club in 1989. A 6th Dan black belt in Taekwon-Do, Mr Byrne is also a Sport and Exercise Scientist and a Coach Education Officer working with Sport Ireland.
"When I finished school I started university studying industrial chemistry. I soon realised that my passion was for coaching and dropped out of university, choosing to re-enrol in Sport and Exercise science. I really believe that when you do what you love, it never feels like work. I've been very fortunate to have found a profession in coach development that allows me the flexibility to pursue my Taekwon-Do competitive and coaching career. My main motivation in coaching is watching young people grow up and excel through Taekwon-Do and I have had the privilege of sharing the journeys of so many incredible human beings over the years"