Paul Byrne

BA MSc CSCS

Lecturer

Carlow Campus

e: Paul.byrne@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175585

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4976-9131 ResearchGate

 
  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Paul Byrne is a lecturer, Programme Director and Work Placement Co-ordinator of the BSc undergraduate programme in Strength and Conditioning at the Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow). He teaches sport and exercise biomechanics, plyometrics and performance analysis. He was educated at the University of Pretoria, South Africa where he earned a BA (Hons) in Sport Science and has a MSc by research (ITCarlow) that focused on individualising a plyometric exercise to improve jumping ability. His current research focuses on developing a ‘composite training’ protocol where drop jumps in combination with 20 m sprints can improve strength, jumping and sprinting performance. This research is currently being undertaken as a PhD on a part-time basis in conjunction with Dr Jeremy Moody (Director of Studies), Dr Steve Cooper (Supervisor) and Dr Sharon Kinsella (Supervisor).

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Devereux, F., O'Rourke, B., Byrne, P. J., Byrne, D., and Kinsella, S. (2018). The effects of myofascial trigger point release on the power and force production in the lower limb kinetic chain. To be published in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research [Preprint]. Available at: http://journals.lww.com/jscr/Abstract/2018 (Accessed: 4 April 2018).

Turner, T. D., Moody, J. A., Byrne, P. J., Hughes, M. G., Smith, P. M., and Cooper, S-M. (2018). Effect of upper-body high intensity interval training on exercise performance in professional cricket players. Open Access Journal of Exercise and Sports Medicine, 2, 010.

Byrne, P. J., Moody, J. A., Cooper, S.M., and Kinsella, S., (2018). Reliability of Sprint Acceleration Performance and Three Repetition Maximum Back Squat Strength in Hurling Players. ARC Journal of Research in Sports Medicine, 2, 9-15.

Byrne, P. J., Moody, J. A., Cooper, SM., and Kinsella, S. (2017). The reliability of countermovement jump performance and the reactive strength index in identifying drop-jump drop height in hurling players. Open Access Journal of Exercise and Sports Medicine, 1, 004.

Byrne, D. J., Browne, D. T., Byrne, P. J., and Richardson, N. (2017). The inter-day reliability of reactive strength index and optimal drop height. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 31, 721-726.

Byrne, P. J., Kenny, J., and O’ Rourke, B. (2014). Acute potentiating effect of depth jumps on sprint performance. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28, 610 – 615.

Byrne, P. J., Moran, K., Rankin, P., and Kinsella, S. (2010). A comparison of methods used to identify “optimal” drop height for early phase adaptations in depth jump training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 24, 2050 – 2055.

Conference Proceedings and Papers

Kelly, S and Byrne, PJ. The statistical analysis of goalkeeper puck-outs during hurling matches. ISPAS workshop, IT Carlow, 2016.

Byrne, PJ. Depth jumping: How do we ensure safety and efficacy in a training programme? 1st Irish Strength and Conditioning conference, IT Carlow, 2007.

Poster Presentations

Barry, L., O’Rourke, B., Byrne, P.J. and Kinsella, S. (2017). Does dry needling effect my ability to run? Canadian Athletic Therapy Conference, June 1-3rd, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Byrne, P.J., Moody, J.A., Cooper, S.M. and Kinsella, S. (2017). The inter-day reliability of sprint performance and three repetition maximum back squat strength in male hurling players. Unpublished poster presentation at: All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education, April 21, Institute of Technology Carlow, Carlow, Ireland.

Byrne, D.J., Browne, D.T., Byrne, P.J. and Richardson, N. (2016). The effects of an acute bout of lower limb self-myofascial release on reactive strength index in trained hurlers. Unpublished poster presentation at: United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association Annual Conference, September 16-18, Leicestershire, England.

Barry, L., O’Rourke, B., Byrne, P.J. and Kinsella, S. (2016). What is the minimum time frame between dry needling and optimal performance in endurance athletes? Singapore International Physiotherapy Congress, October 29-30, Singapore.

Byrne, D.J., Browne, D.T., Byrne, P.J. and Richardson, N. (2016). The effects of an acute bout of lower limb self-myofascial release on reactive strength index in trained hurlers. Unpublished poster presentation at: All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education, April 29, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland.

Devereux, F., O’Rourke, B., Byrne, P.J. and Kinsella, S. (2016). The effects of myofascial trigger point release on the force and power production in the lower limb kinetic chain. Unpublished poster presentation at: European College of Sport Science Annual Conference, July 5-10, Vienna, Austria.

Devereux, F., O’Rourke, B., Byrne, P.J. and Kinsella, S. (2016). The effects of myofascial trigger point release on the force and power production in the lower limb kinetic chain. Unpublished poster presentation at: All-Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Sport Sciences, Physical Activity and Physical Education, April 29, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland.

Research Supervision

Current Research Students

Dean Roche (Full-time MSc). Assessment of neuromuscular fatigue and their        correlation with salivary hormonal markers of training load tolerance in field sport   athletes. Co-supervisor. Ongoing.

Past Research Students
  • Allison Duggan (MSc). The effect of carbohydrate mouth rinsing on duathlon performance. 2015.
  • Louise Barry (MSc). What is the minimum time frame between dry needling and optimal performance in endurance athletes? 2016.
  • Damien Byrne (MSc). The acute effects of myofascial release on joint range of motion and on the stretch shortening cycle function in trained athletes. Co-supervisor. 2016.
  • Frank Devereux (MSc). The effects of myofascial trigger point release on the force and power production in the lower limb kinetic chain. Co-supervisor.
Areas of Interest as a Supervisor
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sport science
  • Strength and power development
  • Warm-up strategies for athletes
  • Athlete monitoring
  • Coaching and performance

Engagement and Collaboration