Belfast Telegraph

Profits up at rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll's sports agency

By Gordon Deegan

Accumulated profits at a sports and entertainment agency co-owned by Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll jumped to €117,036 (£94,000) last year.

Ikon Talent represents some of the top stars in Irish sport, including rugby internationals Jamie Heaslip, Cian Healy and Luke Fitzgerald and Irish soccer veteran Robbie Keane.

The firm was established in 2012 to take advantage of the growing wealth in the professional rugby world, by contract lawyer and Clontarf man Damien O'Donohoe and promoter and music manager Simon Moran.

Fellow Clontarf man O'Driscoll owns a 25% share in the firm. Recently retired footballer Damien Duff has a 5% share.

Both O'Driscoll and Duff take an active role in the firm and act as mentors to younger clients.

New accounts filed by Ikon Talent Ltd with the Republic's Companies Office show that accumulated profits rose by 33%, from €88,521 (£71,000) to €117,036 (£94,000), in the 12 months to the end of June 30.

During the same period, the firm's cash pile increased to €402,047 (£324,000).

At the end of June last, the company's shareholder funds stood at €417,176 (£336,000).

The company has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years - at the end of June 2013, the firm's accumulated profits stood at €55,447 (£45,000).

Belfast Telegraph