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Monday 24 July 2017

Profits at Leinster star's firm top €210,500

Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien

Gordon Deegan

Accumulated Profits at the commercial firm owned by rugby player Sean O'Brien powered to over €210,000 last year.

New accounts lodged by the Ireland and Leinster flanker's SOB Management and Promotions Ltd show that its accumulated profits jumped to €210,596 in the 12 months to the end of March 31 last.

The firm enjoyed its best-ever year last year on the back of beef farmer O'Brien being the public face of a campaign by fast food chain Supermac's. It recorded profits of €104,038 for the year.

The directors' pay from the firm last year declined sharply, going from €24,470 to €5,262.

Off the field, O'Brien has invested wisely. The Dublin 4 pub that he co-owns with Noel Anderson and fellow rugby internationals Rob and Dave Kearney and Jamie Heaslip enjoyed a stellar year last year.

Accounts for The Bridge 1859 pub in Ballsbridge show that it enjoyed profits of €287,865 in the 12 months to February 29 this year.

First capped by Ireland in 2009, the 29-year-old from Tullow in Co Carlow has represented Ireland 44 times.

O'Brien's sports promotion firm did not pay a dividend last year.

Irish Independent

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