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Larne moved four points clear at the top of the Danske Bank Premiership with a 3-1 win over Linfield at Inver Park on Friday night.
Shayne Lavery blasted the second-placed Blues in front after 17 minutes, but the home side hit back with three goals in the second half.
Graham Kelly equalised with a superb strike, then Martin Donnelly and a David McDaid penalty clinched victory.
Larne boss Tiernan Lynch has defended McDaid over an early high tackle on Linfield captain Jamie Mulgrew.
Commentators claimed it was a red card offence, but Lynch insisted there was no malice in the challenge.
Opposite number David Healy says it's clear the east Antrim side are genuine title contenders:
Larne: Devlin, Kelly, Watson, Robinson, Herron, Sule, Hale, McDaid, Donnelly, Cosgrove, Hughes subs C. Mitchell, Scott, Lynch, A. Mitchell, Wade Slater, Jarvis, McMurray.
Linfield: Walsh, Stafford, Haughey, Callacher, Stewart, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, McClean, Mulgrew, Quinn subs Larkin, Waterworth (replaced Stewart 71), Shevlin, Kearns, Doyle (replaced McClean 79), Hery (replaced Clarke 79), McGivern.
There were four more fixtures on Saturday afternoon and Glentoran were the top scorers, with Robbie McDaid hitting a hat-trick.
Hrvoje Plum and the Donnelly brothers also scored:
Here's how the stand, ahead of Glenavon v Cliftonville on Monday and Glentoran-Warrenpoint on Tuesday:
⚽️ UPDATE: @Glentoran climb up table after hitting @CarrickRangers for 6, @CrusadersFC and @BallymenaUnited produce 5-star performances v @Portadownfc and @DgnSwifts while @ColeraineFC grab last-gasp victory v 10-man @thepointfc at Showgrounds. #DanskeBankPrem pic.twitter.com/xZzWst5YcO— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 12, 2020
It looks like a star is set to leave Seaview this Christmas:
⚽️ Midfielder Rory Hale has been transfer-listed by Crusaders - at the player's request. Crues say: "The club have reluctantly accepted his request and are open to offers." The 24y/o had signed a contract extension in July. #DanskeBankPrem pic.twitter.com/ftrYsUVhqe— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 12, 2020
Graham Kelly grabbed a great goal in Larne's victory v Linfield - his first for the club.
Ulster's Champions Cup hopes suffered a hammer blow when they lost 29-22 to French side Toulouse at Kingspan Stadium.
It was a first defeat of the season, which also ended the province's 25-game unbeaten streak at home.
Springbok star Cheslin Kolbe scored twice on Friday night, leaving Ulster with just a losing bonus point for their efforts.
Head coach Dan McFarland admits it's a case of what might have been:
Armagh ladies are celebrating victory in the Ulster football final.
They edged out Monaghan by two points at Clones on Saturday.
Ulster Ladies Football Final— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 12, 2020
Congratulations to the Orchard County Ulster champions!
Sunday afternoon sport was dominated by a hurling double-header at Croke Park.
It started with a memorable victory for an Ulster team:
FT: Joe McDonagh Cup final— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) December 13, 2020
Great battle at Croke Park, but Antrim's hurlers emerge deserved winners @AontroimGAA #JoeMcDonaghCupFinal
Next up All-Ireland Senior Hurling final Limerick v Waterford pic.twitter.com/0tsLJVDjpL
The all-Ireland final wasn't quite as close: