Cash boost for rugby star Murphy
Irish rugby star, Geordan Murphy, who announced his retirement from the sport this week, can console himself with his firm which is sitting on a cash pile of €440,000.
Accounts filed by the full-back's eponymous firm, Geordan Murphy Ltd, show that it increased its cash pile during the year from £199,742 to £373,152.
The figures show that the company's accumulated profits increased by £48,778 to £306,130 in the 12 months.
The Naas-born player confirmed he will retire from club rugby with Leicester at the end of the season.
The 35-year-old, who won 72 caps for Ireland, has been troubled by a knee injury for much of the year and is expected to take a role as a skills specialist on the club's coaching staff.
He made more than 320 appearances for Leicester, with his decision to retire announced as they prepare for an Aviva Premiership play-off clash against Harlequins tomorrow. Murphy also played in two British and Irish Lions Tests.
The abridged accounts filed with the Companies House in the UK show that Murphy has a 25pc share in an Italian restaurant business, Timo.
The figures show that the firm in its most recent period recorded a loss of £36,044.