Call to be made for Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to have his achievements with the Scottish champions recognised by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

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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.

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