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Boxing hero Carl Frampton and Grace Davitt win the top awards at Belfast City Hall bash

Boxing hero Carl Frampton and one of Ireland's 2013 Grand Slam stars Grace Davitt have picked up top honours at the Belfast Sports Awards at City Hall.

Frampton successfully defended his IBF World Super Bantamweight title against American Chris Avalos at the Odyssey last month, while Davitt won her 50th cap last year against Wales in Dublin before retiring.

Former international rugby player Keith Crossan, who won 41 caps between 1982 and 1992, marked the 30th anniversary of Ireland's Triple Crown success by being inducted into the Belfast Sporting Hall of Fame.

Crossan was joined in the Hall of Fame by former international cricketer Andrew White, the most capped Ireland player of all time.

Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon said everyone nominated was "a true sporting hero of Belfast".

The Lord Mayor thanked Dame Mary Peters, Gerry Storey, Stephen Brodie representing the late Malcolm Brodie, Derek Graham and David Larmour for attending the event.

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