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From a competing background coveting such titles as Mr. Ireland and Titan UK Paul has a 24 year background in competing at national and international level. From
there he has built bodybuilding and fitness events from the ground to the success they are today in Ireland. As the President of NABBA Ireland (National Amateur Bodybuilding Association) he has built a reputation as running the best shows taking the Mr. Ireland event to a sold out capacity level show over the last 15 years with over 130 competitors per event. In 2016 Paul was made President of the Professional division of NABBA Worldwide.
Is an organisation founded in 1950 to promote bodybuilding, originally just for the United Kingdom. The first contest it organised was the NABBA Mr. Universe, which was held on 24 June 1950 and won by Steve Reeves. When an opening came up to take on NABBA Ireland Paul Byrne jumped at the chance and has successfully run over 15 Mr. Ireland shows. This show allows competitors both male and female living in Ireland to compete against each other for the title of Nabba Mr. and Miss Ireland giving the winners and runners up a chance to compete internationally in the Universe Contest in the UK and the World Championships this year being held in Northern Ireland.
Is an international bodybuilding organisation formed in 1968. The WFF promotes classic or athletic bodybuilding with a focus on the aesthetic quality of the physique
as opposed to just muscularity. The WFF was founded in 1968 in Germany by Klaus Hoffmann. The early WFF events were promoted within Eastern Europe however throughout the 1990’s international interest in WFF events drew support from far and wide and today the WFF is supported throughout every continent. Graeme Lancefield became the World President of WFF in 2013, taking over from Hoffmann upon his retirement. In 2014 Paul took over the WFF Irish Presidency to run shows based on a wider range of athletic body shapes including Bikini and Men’s Fitness with board shorts. This event has now been incorporated into the Mr. Ireland appealing to a wider audience of competitors in good shape but not as muscularly defined.