Accumulated profits at Paul O’Connell’s company top €2.15m

Nellcon Ltd continues to flourish in former Ireland rugby captain’s retirement

Paul O’Connell pictured during his last home international for Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in October 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless / PA Wire

Paul O’Connell pictured during his last home international for Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in October 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless / PA Wire

 

The company owned by former Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell last year enjoyed a strong year as accumulated profits topped €2.15 million.

New accounts show that the fortunes of O’Connell’s Nellcon Ltd continue to flourish after the Limerick man’s retirement from the professional game in 2016.

The company recorded a net profit of €117,960 in the 12 months to the end of April 30th last and this followed net profits of €468,374 in fiscal 2018.

The drop in profit for the year is partly explained by pay to directors more than doubling to €165,181.

The pay to directors last year was made up of €102,918  in remuneration and pension contributions of €62,263.

During the same period, the company’s cash pile increased by €85,094 to €1.555 million.

The 40-year old retired from the game in 2016 after sustaining a severe hamstring injury in the 2015 World Cup game against France.

Talisman

The strong profits of the past two years compare very favourably with profits for the firm when O’Connell was still playing professional rugby.

O’Connell was a talisman for Munster and Ireland for over a decade and won his 100th cap against Wales in March 2015 before winning a further eight caps to bring his total to 108 caps.

His retirement in February 2016 sparked tributes to the man from rugby greats across the world.

O’Connell established Nellcon Ltd in 2005 and the figures show that its net assets were valued at €2.156 million at the end of April last.