Congratulations to Carl Frampton on his superb success in being the first Northern Ireland boxer to hold world championship titles in two weight divisions. He is fast becoming one of the world's boxing legends.
In paying tribute to Carl's winning ways, we also need to acknowledge that Northern Ireland has enjoyed much international sporting success within the past few days.
As Carl was preparing to step into the ring, a rowing team from Co Down had just won the World Skiffie Championships, beating 50 teams.
Also, a Northern Ireland-based team took second place in the gruelling Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Our athletes, in many sports, are high achievers, bringing credit to themselves and to "our wee country".
Well done to all. And we now look forward to success at the Olympics.
CLLR ADAM NEWTON (DUP)
Belfast City Council