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  1. Ards 2-2 Cliftonville
  2. Ballinamallard United 1-2 Linfield
  3. Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena United
  4. Glenavon 4-0 Carrick Rangers
  5. Glentoran 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

Live Reporting

By Lyle Jackson and Ruairi Cunningham

All times stated are UK

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  1. More on Wednesday

    That is it for today. Sorry about the delays in updates being published, we're told it had something to do with the amount of material coming from the Olympics. Hopefully things will be better on Wednesday night when a full programme of Premiership fixtures is scheduled. In the meantime, you can see all of the goals from today's matches here.

  2. League Cup draw

    Second round on 30 August

    Ballinamallard United v Dundela

    Armagh City v Dergview

    Newington v Ballymena Utd

    Crusaders v Loughgall

    Ards v Newry City

    Coleraine v Limavady Utd

    Ballyclare Comrades v Carrick Rangers

    Warrenpoint Town v Banbridge Town

    Annagh Utd v Glentoran

    Institute v H & W Welders

    Knockbreda v Lurgan Celtic

    Portadown v Donegal Celtic

    Dungannon Swifts v Sport & Leisure

    Linfield v Larne

    Glenavon v Tobermore Utd

    Cliftonville v Lisburn Distillery

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  3. Post update

    Quote Message: "I'm obviously pleased to get off the mark. I was just inside their half and spotted the keeper off his line. The manager has strengthened the squad, bringing in some experienced players and I think we are looking well." from Kirk Millar Scorer of long-range goal for Linfield
    Kirk MillarScorer of long-range goal for Linfield
    Kirk Millar is congratulated by Linfield team-mate Chris Casement
    Image caption: Kirk Millar is congratulated by Linfield team-mate Chris Casement
  4. Post update

    Quote Message: I thought we stuck in there. The effort and enthusiasm were super. We created chances against a top-class Cliftonville side. I've just told the lads that if they can apply themselves like that every week we will do OK. from Niall Currie Ards manager
    Niall CurrieArds manager
  5. Post update

    Quote Message: The performance and result was pleasing, it was just the scoreline which let us down a little bit. We had lots of crosses and shots, but just lacked the good decision at the right time which could have given us more goals, but that is just me being picky. Nacho Novo did well. He showed glimpses but there is more to come from him." from Alan Kernaghan Glentoran manager
    Alan KernaghanGlentoran manager
  6. Post update

    Quote Message: The boys played really well and that is what we needed because we had not won our opening league game for six years. Everybody did their job and we played superbly. The manager has just said the front three were brilliant and of course that helps. from Gavin Whyte Crusaders midfielder
    Gavin WhyteCrusaders midfielder

    Today's results

    Ards 2-2 Cliftonville

    Ballinamallard Utd 1-2 Linfield

    Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena United

    Glenavon 4-0 Carrick Rangers

    Glentoran 1-0 Dungannon

  8. GOAL

    Glenavon 4-0 Carrick Rangers

    Glenavon complete a 4-0 home win over Carrick Rangers with Mark Patton scoring the final goal at Mourneview Park.


    Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena United

    Three for Jordan Owens, two for Paul Heatly and one for Gavin Whyte. 

  10. GOAL

    Crusaders 6-0 Ballymena United

    Jordan Owens completes his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 90th minute. Six of the best from the champions at Seaview.

  11. Sorry we're late

    Apologies for the publishing delays that affected us this afternoon - it's an issue that we have been aware of for much of the day, and has been affecting a lot of BBC Sport's live pages today.  

  12. GOAL

    Glenavon 3-0 Carrick Rangers

    Home right-back Rhys Marshall gets his second of the afternoon at Lurgan, heading in from Andy Hall's pinpoint delivery in the 76th minute.

  13. GOAL

    Glentoran 1-0 Dungannon Swifts

    Ciaran Caldwell blasts in to give Glentoran the lead at the Oval. Not long after former Rangers striker Nacho Novo had some on as a Glens substitute.

  14. GOAL

    Glenavon 2-0 Carrick Rangers

    Joel Cooper scores with a low shot in the 73rd minute - just like that.

  15. Can Jordan Owens grab an opening day hat-trick?

    The big striker scored two goals in quick succession in the first half against Ballymena

    Crusaders striker Jordan Owens
    Image caption: Crusaders striker Jordan Owens
  16. Post update

    Levi Ives celebrates giving Cliftonville the lead against Ards
    Image caption: Levi Ives celebrates giving Cliftonville the lead against Ards
  17. GOAL

    Crusaders 5-0 Ballymena United

    It is a romp for champions Crusaders as Paul Heatley snaps up his second of the afternoon at Seaview (63rd minute)

  18. Post update

    Stephen Lowry celebrates giving Linfield the lead at Ferney Park
    Image caption: Stephen Lowry celebrates giving Linfield the lead at Ferney Park
  19. GOAL

    Ards 1-2 Cliftonville

    Ards regain the lead on the Clandeboye Road through Jay Donnelly who lobs keeper Aaron Hogg from inside the box (46 mins)

  20. GOAL

    Glenavon 1-0 Carrick Rangers

    Rhys Marshall gives Gary Hamilton's men the lead in the 48th minute at Mourneview Park. The ball breaks to Marshall who beats two men before switching back on to his right foot to beat Rangers keeper Brian Neeson.