BBC Sport - Battle begins for Irish Premiership glory
Battle begins for Premiership glory
- From the section Football
The Irish Premiership seasons starts on Saturday with champions Crusaders attempting to retain the Gibson Cup.
Stephen Baxter's men took the title last term ahead of runners-up Linfield and third-placed Glenavon.
Carrick Rangers return to the top flight for the first time since 2012, taking the place of relegated Institute.
Saturday's opening fixtures are:
Coleraine v Glentoran
Crusaders v Portadown
Dungannon Swifts v Carrick Rangers
Glenavon v Cliftonville
Linfield v Ballymena United
Warrenpoint Town v Ballinamallard United