We are delighted to announce the appointment of James Nolan as our club captain for season 2023/4.
James hails from Coolattin, Co. Wicklow and has plied his trade with Gorey RFC, Lansdowne FC and Old Wesley RFC en route to becoming a fixture at inside centre in the Salmo back line and one of our go-to placekickers. Representative honours include Leinster at U19 and U20 levels as well as captaining the Ireland U18s.
James is a keen Arsenal supporter, listing Michael Schumacher as his favourite sports person and Antoine Dupont as his favourite rugby player.
Commenting on his appointment, James said: "I am delighted to be selected as captain of this historic club and I would like to thank my predecessor, Kevin O’Neill, for his excellent leadership of the squad last season. The future is bright for DLSP FC and I'm delighted to be able to play a small part in that.”
Director of Rugby, Norman Byrne: “I’m delighted that James has agreed to take on the captaincy for the coming season. He has played an integral role within the squad over the past few campaigns and last season, in particular, was one of our key leaders in both word and deed.
“I have no doubt that James will do us proud both on and off the field and I look forward to working with him and supporting him in the role. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank outgoing club captain, Kevin O’Neill, for his outstanding leadership in what was an historic year for our great club. As James says, the future is indeed bright for Salmo and the whole squad is very much looking forward to next season.”