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Summary

  1. Ballymena United 2-4 Glentoran - Res
  2. Carrick Rangers 3-2 Portadown - Res
  3. Dungannon Swifts 2-2 Cliftonville - Res
  4. Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine - Res
  5. Linfield 5-1 Ards - Res

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson and Matt Gault

All times stated are UK

  1. That's your lot

    Irish Premiership

    Are you not entertained!? We certainly are, anyway. Five games, 24 goals, and tons of action from today's Irish Premiership games. Make sure to catch all of today's highlights which will be on the BBC Sport NI website later this evening.

    Crusaders host Ballinamallard United on Monday night looking to restore their seven-point advantage over Linfield at the top. 

    We will be back next week for another action-packed Saturday afternoon as the Coleraine winning machine host Crusaders in a mouthwatering game at the Showgrounds. 

    We're off for a cuppa in front of the Ireland match now. 

  2. What they said

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Oran Kearney speaking on Sportsound about his side's comeback victory over the Lurgan Blues today. 

    Quote Message: I'm more concerned about the win as opposed to third spot. It's good to be third at the end of the season so it's nice to move up a position but the key was coming here and putting in another good performance. We scored two excellent goals today and that's pleasing to see because Jamie McGonigle is really starting to mature even though he's only 21. We've got huge games coming thick and fast so it's important that we kept the momentum going. from Oran Kearney Coleraine boss
    Oran KearneyColeraine boss
    Coleraine boss Oran Kearney
    Image caption: Coleraine boss Oran Kearney
  3. What they said

    Carrick Rangers 3-2 Portadown

    Quote Message: I think it's a vital win, because a loss would have given them some hope. It's a great result and the performance was outstanding, one of the best I've seen from the team since I've been here. I thought having two strikers gave us that attacking edge and we regrouped well in the second-half. Our third goal was fortuitous but sometimes you need that bit of luck. from Aaron Callaghan Carrick Rangers manager
    Aaron CallaghanCarrick Rangers manager
    Carrick boss Aaron Callaghan
    Image caption: Carrick boss Aaron Callaghan
  4. What they said

    Ballymena United 2-4 Glentoran

    Crusaders boss Stephen Baxter moonlighted as BBC Radio Ulster's summariser this afternoon and was particularly effusive in his praise of free-scoring Glentoran, as they ran riot at the Ballymena Showgrounds. 

    Quote Message: They were good value for it, they played particularly well. Once Glentoran got themselves in front, they were relentless, getting great crosses into Curtis Allen, who proved that he's a master craftsman. They were well in control of this game and deserved the win. from Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager and Sportsound summariser
    Stephen Baxter Crusaders manager and Sportsound summariser
  5. What they said

    Linfield 5-1 Ards

    Blues centurion Andrew Waterworth speaking on Sportsound about bagging his 100th for Linfield during their 5-1 demolition of Ards at Windsor Park. 

    Quote Message: I'm flattered with the well wishes. I'm pleased and it was a long time coming because I missed a couple of sitters before that. I love scoring goals and I'm happiest when I'm on the pitch scoring and long may it continue. I actually remember scoring my first in a Linfield shirt, out in the Faroe Islands, not realising I'd broken my leg, so that was quite funny. But, I'm still enjoying playing and I'm more relaxed because I'm older so it's great to be able to contribute to this Linfield side. from Andrew Waterworth Linfield striker
    Andrew WaterworthLinfield striker
    Linfield striker Andrew Waterworth
    Image caption: Linfield striker Andrew Waterworth
  6. What they said

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Quote Message: I'm very happy, it is the first time we have beaten Glenavon this season. We play them again in the cup semi-final in the couple of weeks, but I don't think this result will have any bearing on that. We have a massive game on Tuesday night against Ballymena, so that is all we are thinking about now. from Oran Kearney Coleraine manager
    Oran KearneyColeraine manager
  7. What they said

    Ballymena 2-4 Glentoran

    Quote Message: 'It's a nice chance. We were really on it today. We started on the front foot. We were hungry from the outset and that gave us a platform from which we built on. I think overall we showed more belief and that's pleasing. We had a chat during the week because we know we haven't been delivering but they certainly did today. from Gary Haveron Glentoran manager
    Gary HaveronGlentoran manager
    Glentoran boss Gary Haveron
    Image caption: Glentoran boss Gary Haveron
  8. What they said

    Linfield 5-1 Ards

    Quote Message: It was nice to get the 100 - I thought I might be stuck on 99 for a while like the cricketers. But the most important thing was the result. There was pressure on us because we needed the three points. We can just look after ourselves and do our own jobs from Andrew Waterworth Linfield's 100-goal striker
    Andrew Waterworth Linfield's 100-goal striker
  9. FULL-TIME

    Linfield 5-1 Ards

    Another win for Linfield. David Healy's men have won 11 and drawn the other in a great 12-game run in all competitions.

    The Blues are now four points behind leaders Crusaders but the champions can restore the seven-point gap by beating Ballinamallard United at Seaview on Monday night.

  10. GOAL

    Linfield 5-1 Ards

    Aaron Burns nets a late goal with a close-range shot to wrap up Linfield's comprehensive victory.

  11. FULL-TIME

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Coleraine have done it. Oran Kearney's side came from behind with two goals from Jamie McGonigle to clinch all three points at Mourneview in a cracking, end-to-end game. 

    The two sides will meet again, of course, in a fortnight in the Irish Cup semi-final and hopefully we get more of the same attacking football that was on show today. 

    That's 11 wins and a draw in their last 12 games for Coleraine.

  12. FULL-TIME

    Carrick Rangers 3-2 Portadown

  13. FULL-TIME

    Ballymena Utd 2-4 Glentoran

  14. GOAL

    Ballymena Utd 2-4 Glentoran

    A consolation goal for United in the dying seconds with Conor McCloskey netting for the hosts.

  15. RED CARD

    Linfield 4-1 Ards

    Ards defender Johnny Taylor is sent-off at Windsor Park for two yellow-card misdemeanors.

  16. FULL-TIME

    Dungannon 2-2 Cliftonville

    It's all over at Stangmore and a thoroughly entertaining game finishes 2-2. A point apiece seems fair on the balance of play. 

  17. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Dungannon 2-2 Cliftonville

    The visitors are denied by the crossbar! Cliftonville are piling the pressure on now as they look to snatch a dramatic late win, which they need seeing that Coleraine are beating Glenavon. 

  18. Brazilian star catching the eye

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Do not adjust your reality. There is, in fact, some Brazilian magic to behold at Mourneview Park. 

    Renato Devicchi Martins - who Glenavon fans hope is as good as his name - brings supporters to the edge of their seats as he skips past a few challenges to get himself into a promising position. 

    However, unlike some of his illustrious compatriots, there's no end product.

  19. Three for Allen

    Ballymena United 1-4 Glentoran

    Here's how Curtis Allen completed his hat-trick for Glentoran at the Showgrounds.

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    Video caption: Sublime ball from Nacho Novo puts Curtis Allen in for his hat-trick
  20. HUGE CHANCE!

    Glenavon 1-2 Coleraine

    Oh, will Coleraine live to rue this miss!? Kee releases Parkhill with a defence-splitting pass but the midfielder flashes his shot wide.