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Saturday 18 November 2017

Back of the net for Lawrenson as media firm makes £1m profit

Gordon Deegan

"THE boy's done well," is one of soccer pundit Mark Lawrenson's favourite phrases.

And new figures for the earnings of the former Republic of Ireland international's media company show the phrase could equally apply to himself.

According to accounts lodged to Companies House in the UK, Van Horn Promotions Ltd can boast accumulated profits of over £1.13m (€1.3m).

The figure is the total amount of profits the company has made since it was set up by Lawrenson in 1998.

Lawrenson, who does regular work for Today FM and TV3 here, along with his work with BBC television and radio, was sitting on a cash pile of £646,677 – an increase on the £610,523 at the end of October 2011.

The returns show that the firm had creditors within one year totalling €117,768.

Lawrenson's occupation is described as "sports promoter" in his firm's most recent return.

The Lancashire-born defender played 39 times for the Republic and made 356 appearances for Liverpool.

He won five league championships and one European Cup with the club.

Lawrenson qualified to play for the Republic through his Co Waterford-born grandfather, Thomas Crotty.

He is a contributor to Matt Cooper's 'Last Word' programme and 'Premier League Live' on Today FM, while he has been a pundit for TV3 for over 10 years.

Irish Independent

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