Celebrating Rory McIlroy's achievements

Golf Champion Rory McIIroy could see his major achievements permanently celebrated in Holywood, if plans get the go-ahead.

I recently secured support from the relevant Ards and North Down Borough Council Committee calling for officers to investigate the possibility of a permanent recognition of the golfing star in liaison with his Management Company.

Rory McIIroy is a fantastic role-model for the next generation across Northern Ireland – proving that if you dream big and work hard you can achieve great success.

Rory has been at the top of his game for a number of years now, but while he is travelling the world Holywood will always be his home.  I believe it is a fitting tribute for his home town to celebrate his achievements in whatever manner considered appropiate.

This motion calls on Council officers to look at the different options available and engage with his Management Company to establish what is desired.

At a time when Northern Ireland continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons, we must recognise the positive headlines Rory McIIroy makes every time he picks up his clubs.