10-man Lurgan Blues share spoils with Glens as Premiership season gets underway

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Darren Murray celebrates first goal of the season. Pic: NIFL.

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The Danske Bank Premiership season kicked off on Friday night with a 1-1 draw between Glenavon and Glentoran.

Darren Murray put the visitors in front after four minutes, before Sammy Clingan claimed the equaliser with a deflected free-kick.

Lurgan Blues defender Rhys Marshall was sent off for a second booking just before half-time.


There are five more matches on Saturday afternoon with newly-promoted Larne hosting Warrenpoint.. 

The east Antrim side are tipped to do well this year, but coach Tim McCann says it's a tough league...

Here's the Point manager Stephen McDonnell...

In the other games, champions Linfield host Institute, Coleraine have Cliftonville, Crusaders face Carrick and Ballymena go to Dungannon.

They all start at 3pm.

Tributes will be paid at the matches to former Cliftonville player and manager Tommy Breslin who died suddenly this week.  



Derry City have beaten Wexford 1-0 in the first round of the FAI Cup.

David Parkhouse hit the late winner. 

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