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Summary

  1. Cliftonville 1-0 Institute
  2. Coleraine 0-4 Ballymena United
  3. Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Newry City
  4. Glentoran 1-1 Ards

Live Reporting

By Richard Petrie and Mark Sterling

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks!

    Well, that's about your lot from another day of Premiership action which saw Ballymena breathe fresh life into their league title challenge by trouncing derby rivals Coleraine 4-0 on their home patch.

    Andy McGrory is the toast of the Braidmen tonight as he went home with the match ball after scoring his first-ever senior hat-trick, while Adam Lecky added to his tally for the season.

    That leaves just six points in it at the top now with Ballymena having a match in hand over leaders Linfield. The title race is most certainly on.

    Elsewhere, Joe Gormley's winning goal made it four wins from five for new Cliftonville manager Paddy McLaughlin as the Reds ran out 1-0 winners over Institute.

    Dungannon's late comeback at Stangmore Park saw the Swifts inflict a crushing blow on struggling Newry City and move up to seventh place in the table in the process.

    Ten-man Ards drew 1-1 with Glentoran to move a point clear of Newry at the bottom.

    Keep an eye on the BBC Sport NI website for highlights of all today's games appearing soon and join us again on Tuesday night for live video, audio and text commentary coverage of the County Antrim Shield final between Crusaders and Linfield at Seaview.

  2. Watch: The Irish League Show

    Available on Sunday evening

    Highlights and analysis from the weekend's Irish Premiership action.

    This week's guest pundit is Glenavon's Sammy Clingan.

    Glenavon's Sammy Clingan
    Image caption: Glenavon's Sammy Clingan
  3. Swifts 'ticking along nicely' - Lindsay

    Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Newry City

    Quote Message: It was important that we got a victory today to pick the boys up after last week and ensure that our season stays alive. Yes, we left it late but we got there in the end. Paul McElroy has been top class since I came to the club and he got his just rewards with our first goal and a couple of our players are claiming the winner! We are still a work in progress but we are ticking along nicely. from Kris Lindsay Dungannon Swifts manager
    Kris LindsayDungannon Swifts manager
  4. CHAMPIONES!

    Larne 3-0 Ballinamallard

    Goals from Martin Donnelly, David McDaid and Ben Tilney clinch the Chamipionship title for Larne and secure promotion to the Irish Premiership. Where will they finish next season?

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    Video caption: Larne score three to win the Championship
  5. We didn't do enough - Smyth

    Glentoran 1-1 Ards

    Quote Message: I was disappointed by our performance, I thought we were sluggish throughout. We knew Ards would come here full of energy and we wanted to make sure we matched that. I think we did match their energy but that is all we did - we didn't take it any further than that and the quality of our crossing from both sides just wasn't good enough. I didn't see the sending off incident well enough to know if Nelson deserved his red card. from Gary Smyth Glentoran manager
    Gary SmythGlentoran manager
  6. 'Decisions swayed game in Ballymena's favour'

    Coleraine 0-4 Ballymena Utd

    Quote Message: The game swung massively in Ballymena's favour on the basis of two decisions. I have no complaints about Gareth McConaghie's sending off but I didn't feel their second goal crossed the line. There wasn't a person inside the ground who appealed for that but we just have to take it on the chin and move on. from Rodney McAree Coleraine manager
    Rodney McAreeColeraine manager
  7. Feeney 'couldn't ask for more of players'

    Ards 1-1 Glentoran

    Quote Message: I'm absolutely delighted with my team's performance today - I really couldn't have asked for any more from the players. I ask an awful lot of them and it's not easy to play in the way I want to play, but they all put the work in and showed what they've got in their locker. I didn't think the Glens were hurting us and I'm disappointed that we conceded the equaliser from a set-piece. In terms of the sending off, I'm going to back my player and say he didn't deserve the red card. from Warren Feeney Ards manager
    Warren FeeneyArds manager
  8. Doherty upbeat despite defeat

    Cliftonville 1-0 Institute

    Quote Message: Delighted with the performance, we had a game plan coming here today. We knew we wouldn't have the ball at times and we knew how much of a threat they are going forward but in terms of the performance and how we executed the game plan, I can only praise the players. The last couple of minutes, we had a great opportunity and it's disappointing we didn't take it. I thought they got edgy because they didn't put it to bed but I was pleased with how we restricted their frontline. from Kevin Doherty Institute interim manager
    Kevin DohertyInstitute interim manager
  9. David's delight

    Coleraine 0-4 Ballymena Utd

    Quote Message: I am so proud of my players as the conditions were awful. It's all about how the players perform and they worked their socks off and they were outstanding - all credit to them. Because of injuries we put Andy McGrory in midfield and he scored three great goals. It's one game at a time and this is just a win and another three points. from David Jeffrey Ballymena United manager
    David JeffreyBallymena United manager
  10. McLaughlin hails 'top class' Gormley

    Cliftonville 1-0 Institute

    Quote Message: It was a strange feeling playing against the team I was part of for ten years. But it was back to work and I thought our boys were excellent today. Joe [Gormley] has been top class since we've come in. He's taken a bit of criticism for not scoring but his all-round has been improving and he's scored the winner today. Last week he was man of the match and today he led the line brilliantly. I thought we defended well, too, commanding our box well except for one chance late in the game. from Paddy McLaughlin Cliftonville manager
    Paddy McLaughlinCliftonville manager
  11. McGrory completes treble

    Coleraine 0-4 Ballymena Utd

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    Video caption: McGrory bundles home the third goal of his hat-trick
  12. Football full-time scores

    Results

    Football full times
    Image caption: Football full times
  13. Going up!

    Larne win promotion to the Irish Premiership
    Image caption: Larne win promotion to the Irish Premiership
  14. FULL-TIME

    Glentoran 1-1 Ards

    It's finished all square at the Oval as the 10 men of Ards hold on for what could be a vital point at the Oval.

    The visitors took the lead in the 42nd minute through Michael McLellan, but they went down to 10 men on the stroke of half time when Kym Nelson saw red.

    Darren Murray equalised midway through the second half but Warren Feeney's men held on to go a point ahead of bottom-side Newry City in the battle to avoid the drop.

  15. FULL-TIME

    Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Newry City

    An amazing final few minutes at Stangmore Park as two late goals earn Dungannon victory.

    Newry remain bottom of the table.

  16. Murray makes sure with equaliser

    Glentoran 1-1 Ards

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    Video caption: Murray diverts Allen's effort home for Glentoran
  17. FULL-TIME

    Coleraine 0-4 Ballymena Utd

    It's all over at Ballycastle Road and Ballymena move to within six points of Linfield at the top of the table with a match in hand.

    It's getting very interesting again at the summit of the table.

  18. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Glentoran 1-1 Ards

    Glentoran denied by the woodwork with minutes to go as defender William Garrett's header comes back off the crossbar.

  19. GOAL

    Dungannon Swifts 2-1 Newry City

    High drama as Dungannon substitute Johnny Lafferty heads home from a Jarlath O'Rourke corner!