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Antrim council will be asked to honour Celtic boss Rodgers

By Nevin Farrell

A council is to be asked tonight to recognise the achievements of Brendan Rodgers, the Carnlough-born manager of Celtic.

A notice of motion will be tabled at a meeting of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in Ballymena by Sinn Fein's James McKeown.

It states: "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 in the Glens of Antrim and attended St Patrick's College in Ballymena.

Celtic got this year's league campaign off to a winning start on Saturday by beating Livingston 3-1.

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