THE Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey has praised the achievements of former Masters Champion and Antrim sporting hero Mark Allen who claimed a 10-6 win over defending champion Neil Robertson in the Champion of Champions final in Milton Keynes at the weekend.
Commenting on the success, the Mayor, Councillor Jim Montgomery, said: “On behalf of the citizens of our Borough, I want to congratulate Mark on becoming the 2020 Champion of Champions.
“To beat the World number 1, 2 and 3 is an outstanding achievement and we are extremely proud that Mark has once again put our country and our Borough on the world stage.
“It is unfortunate that Mark had to enjoy one of his most memorable weeks of his career behind closed doors but I have no doubt that his huge fan base was watching and cheering him on all the way.
“He is a true ambassador for our Borough and a fantastic role model for our young people. I wish him every success for his next stage of his sporting career.”