O’Driscoll and Sexton firms score results

Accumulated profits at Brian O’Driscoll’s main firm last year soared by more than €100,000 to €3.6m as the rugby icon’s massive earning power continued to pay rich dividends.

O’Driscoll and Sexton firms score results

Separate figures also show former team-mate Johnny Sexton’s firm also posted record profits in 2014.

New figures show that O’Driscoll’s final year as a professional rugby player, during which he made a long good bye to Irish and Leinster fans, was a lucrative one, with accumulated profits at his firm rising by €102,006 to €3.628m.

The profit jump at O’Driscoll’s ODM & Promotions Ltd in 2014 compares to an increase in profits of €339,705 in 2013.

Co-incidentally, data for O’Driscoll’s former Ireland team-mate Sexton were also made available yesterday and show it was a record year for the firm, with accumulated profits soaring by €385,151 to €861,250 last year.

However, Mr Sexton’s firm, JAS Management & Promotions Ltd, has some way to go before achieving the wealth obtained by his former team-mate, where ODM and Promotions Ltd had a cash pile just short of €950,000 at the end of September last.

O’Driscoll ended his stellar playing career with Ireland and Leinster last year and the accounts show that he has kept busy off the field making new investments. This is shown in the value of his investments going from €1.6m to €2.1m. At the same time, the firm’s cash pile reduced from €1.37m to €942,777.

O’Driscoll no longer enjoys the healthy income from the lucrative playing contract with Ireland and Leinster last year.

However, commercial deals with HSBC and Lexus along with broadcasting deals with BT Sports and Newstalk has ensured that the financial impact from the conclusion of his rugby playing income has not been too hard.

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