Irish sportswear firm O'Neill's has opened a sales office in Australia in a bid to take advantage of the emigrant dollar there.
Director Paul Towell said the move aims to further drive sales after they rose a "remarkable" 20pc last year.
Mr Towell was commenting on new accounts for the O'Neill group in the Republic showing that pre-tax profits last year rose 10pc to €313,464.
This follows gross profit rising 3pc to €8.2m.
Mr Towell attributed part of the jump in profits to the 'significant' number of Clare jerseys sold by O'Neills last year as the Banner county strode towards their All-Ireland hurling win.
"Clare had not been involved in an All-Ireland final for a while and we did sell a lot of Clare jerseys last year," Mr Towell added.
Accumulated profits at O'Neill's Balbriggan Textiles totalled €14.39m last year. The firm's cash increased from €2.3m to €3.5m.
Results for the firm's Northern Ireland arm, O'Neill's Irish International Sports Company, also improved last year with pre-tax profits rising by over £27,000 to £452,364. This follows the firm's gross profit decreasing from £3.64m to £3.46m.
In spite of the drop in gross profit, the firm's revenues increased by 4pc. Accumulated profits at the Northern Ireland arm totalled £6.4m last year.