Loss of a son


Sir, – Irish football mourns the loss of another League of Ireland team. All the while a family in Wicklow mourns the loss of a son.

The phrase “it puts football into perspective” is an oft-muttered one, but rarely is it accurate. Football should always be in perspective. It, like all sports, is just a game.

The last tragic moments of James Nolan may never be known, but one thing is for sure, his death has cast a greater shadow on Euro 2012 than any failing on a football pitch ever could.

The thoughts of everyone should be with his family at this time. – Yours, etc,


Johnstown, Navan, Co Meath.