Alan Byrne graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985. He commenced in General Practice in South Dublin in 1990. He has worked in Sports Medicine since 1993.
Dr. Byrne completed a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine at UCD in 2000. He was the team doctor at Shelbourne F.C. from 1993-1999. He 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 Senior International team doctor since 2003. He worked as the team doctor with Fulham F.C in 2011.
Dr. Byrne was the first appointed Medical Director of the Football Association of Ireland. He held that position from 2006-2012. During that time he established several programmes, including the underage International and League of Ireland player cardiac screening initiatives.
Dr. Byrne is a founding Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He was appointed to the Board of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2011. He is on the specialist register of Sports and Exercise medicine.
Dr. Byrne has a particular interest in sports Cardiac Screening and assessment and management of chronic groin problems.