The main firm owned by former Irish rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll last year recorded profits of just under €900,000.

New accounts filed by O’Driscoll’s ODM & Promotions Ltd show that at the end of August last, the company’s accumulated profits totalled €8.1 million.

The profits of €899,710 for the 12 months to the end of August last is a 29% increase on the profits of €694,791 for 2019.

The company recorded the increase in profits after Mr O'Driscoll opted not to take any remuneration from the company last year.

Pay to directors for 2020 was zero compared to pay of €265,008 in 2019.

The move not to take any remuneration coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic that severely restricted Mr O’Driscoll’s ambassadorial work for sponsors and rugby punditry in 2020.

The cash pile at the company last year increased by €250,422 from €2.295m to €2.546m.

The value of the company’s financial assets also increased during the year rising by €639,559 from €3.1m to €3.74m.

The book value of the company’s investment properties was €1.78m and a note states that the investment properties are rented residences.

The profits of €899,710 last year followed profits of €596,006 in 2018 and profits of €810,236 in 2017 as the Clontarf man's fortunes have continued to flourish away from the playing field.

The company employs three, including directors, and the pay to non-directors last year totalled €85,055.

Mr O’Driscoll ended his decorated playing career with Ireland and Leinster in 2014 and the ODM & Promotions Ltd’s only other director is O’Driscoll’s father, Frank who has helped guide his son’s career off the pitch to great effect.

Mr O'Driscoll, then aged 22, established the ODM firm in 2001 as part of his bid to capitalise on being the most marketable Irish player of the modern rugby era.