Larne sink Blues to go four clear, McDaid treble in Glens six hit and Hale on move

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Larne beat the Blues.

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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:

It looks like a star is set to leave Seaview this Christmas:

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:

Gaelic Games:

Armagh ladies are celebrating victory in the Ulster football final.

They edged out Monaghan by two points at Clones on Saturday.

Sunday afternoon sport was dominated by a hurling double-header at Croke Park.

It started with a memorable victory for an Ulster team:

The all-Ireland final wasn't quite as close:

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