Bernard is a retired Professional Boxer. He is a former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion and also a former European Super Bantamweight Champion. Since announcing his retirement in 2010, Bernard has been a regular face on our TV screens as a popular panelist on RTÉ Sport covering everything from Boxing, Soccer and GAA to Current Affairs. Bernard is currently the High Performance Director for Irish Boxing with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association. He has also just completed a Masters Degree in Sports, Exercise and Performance Psychology in the University of Limerick.
Bernard has become an advocate for the Irish language and set up Bród Club in 2012 which was an ambitious nationwide campaign which aimed to inspire 100,000 people to re-engage with the Irish language. In 2013, Bernard joined the Dublin Senior Football Team as the Sports Performance and Lifestyle coach. Under Bernard's guidance, the Dublin Senior Football Team won 4 league titles, 4 Leinster titles and 3 all Ireland's. They also broke the longest ever unbeaten record in GAA history held by Kerry for over eighty years by going 35 games.