A call is to be made for Mid & East Antrim Borough Council to recognise the achievements of Brendan Rodgers, the Carnlough-born boss of Celtic Football Club.
A Notice of Motion is due to be tabled at a meeting of the council in Ballymena, on Monday night by Carnlough-based Sinn Fein councillor James McKeown.
The Notice of Motion from Councillor McKeown says: “Given our record of celebrating any local sporting success that we in Mid and East Antrim Council recognise the achievements of Carnlough man Brendan Rodgers in leading Glasgow Celtic to a second consecutive domestic treble in Scottish football.
“This is an historic achievement as records show Brendan and his team are the first to complete such a feat in Scotland.
“It is also historic as only two other teams in any other country have been able to complete a double treble in top flight football.”
Rodgers (45) grew up in Carnlough and attended St Patrick’s College in Ballymena.
Rodgers started off his football career at a Ballymena-based youth team called Star United.
His Celtic team got this year’s league campaign off to a winning start on Saturday by beating Livingston 3-1.