Peter Byrne has been at the forefront of Irish sports journalism for fifty years and has won several national awards for his coverage of football, athletics and boxing. He wrote extensively on all three sports for the Irish Times in a career that took him to all the major events, including the Olympic Games and football and rugby World Cups. His books include My Part of the Day, a personal recollection of national and international sport, and A History of the Irish Athletic Dispute. He also collaborated with Jack Charlton on his autobiography and 1990 and 1994 World Cup Diaries. An occasional broadcaster, he currently serves as president of the Association of Sports Journalists in Ireland.