There is a real sense of joy and anticipation across Holywood after Rory won the US Open late on Sunday night. The topic of discussion in local coffee shops, bars and Newsagents is Rory, Rory, Rory with locals extremely proud of Rory's achievement.
Posters are displayed in shop windows and a mural of the golfing hero now adorns the subway linking the Town Centre and the Railway station, painted a few weeks ago as part of community initative which aims to build upon the good community relations which already exist in the County Down Town.
A sense of anticipation is now growing in advance of his return to Holywood. I am looking forward to a fantastic homecoming with Council authorities on standby to facilitate an event once arrangements are finalised. I, along with many others, can't wait to welcome Rory home and celebrate his fantastic achievement.