Blues off to a flyer and Healy has a pop at the media for tipping them to finish fifth

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Birthday celebration...David Healy - 39 today. Pic: Linfield FC.

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Linfield beat Glenavon 1-0 in the top match on the opening day of the Danske Bank Premiership.

New signing Daniel Kearns grabbed the winner at Mourneview Park after 30 minutes against his former team.

Andrew Mitchell had earlier missed a penalty for the home side. 

Blues boss David Healy told the media it was the perfect start after last season's disappointing campaign...

Another new member of the Blues squad, Danish midfielder Benny Moller Nielsen, liked what he saw...

Centre-back Caolan Marron was Glenavon's man of the match....

Elsewhere, Coleraine thrashed visiting Warrenpoint Town 3-0.

Jay Donnelly struck in stoppage time as Cliftonville beat Glentoran 2-1 at the Oval.

Ballymena had a 2-0 victory away to Dungannon, who had Chris Hegarty sent-off.

And Michael McCrudden's goal gave Insitute a 1-0 win over the other newly-promoted team Newry City as Irish League football returned to the Brandywell.

Crusaders kick-off their title defence against Ards at Seaview on Monday night.

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