Paul Byrne began his professional career at Oxford United, making his league debut as a 16-year-old against Barnsley, playing 30-odd games before moving to Arsenal.

But it was during a season at Irish League side Bangor, where Paul scored 21 goals including the winner against Ards in the Irish Cup Final, that he attracted the attention of then Celtic manager Liam Brady.

In October 1993 Paul made his debut for The Hoops, scoring two memorable goals in old firm derbies, securing his legendary status at the club and making almost 30 more appearances over the next two seasons.

In August 1995 he left Celtic and signed for Southend United and then Birmingham City, before returning to Ireland to win another Irish Cup, this time with Glenavon

Paul returned to Northern Ireland again and signed for Glenavon where he won another Irish Cup winners medal. In 1999 he signed for Bohemians ahead of a move to the US, where he played for Philadeplphia.

A new love for America resulted in another season in America, this time at the Houston Hurricanes, following short spells at his hometown club, St Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemians.

In 2009 Paul Byrne began a new career, with his appointment as manager at Hemel Hempstead Town FC.