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Friday 19 September 2014

Brogan cousins set up sports agency

Tom Lyons

Published 18/11/2012 | 05:00

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Dublin Gaelic footballer cousins Bernard and James Brogan have set up a new sports management and professional services company together.

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The Brogans, who are an accountant and solicitor respectively, have formed their new business Legacy with veteran accountant David Clancy.

The new firm will also work with Gartlan Furey Solicitors on providing clients with legal advice on contract negotiations, intellectual property rights and sports disciplinary issues.

"We're GAA people but we plan to offer our services to other sports initially in Ireland but also in the UK," Bernard Brogan, an All-Ireland winner, said.

"We've both played sport at an elite level so we understand the pressure players are under and what services they need," James Brogan added.

"Legacy will offer a one-stop shop for players and brands that will ensure there is the right fit for both sides," Bernard Brogan said. "The GAA for example is in every living room in the country so it has huge reach that brands are interested in."

The two cousins decided to go into business together based both on their own experiences and being approached down the years by other players for advice. "We want to provide a high level of service so we won't grow too fast," he added.

The Brogans estimate the sports sponsorship market in Ireland as being worth €120m, making it important for players to get the proper advice.

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