On the Saturday Linfield carried on where they left off with a 5-1 demolition of Carrick Rangers at The International Windsor Park Stadium. Crusaders went to Warrenpoint and won 1-0. Also 1-0 winners were Cliftonville over Glentoran. Portadown signalled their return to the big time with a 4-2 win at Mourneview over Glenavon, and Larne saw off Dungannon Swifts 3-0 at Inver.
So Coleraine, Glentoran and Glenavon already on the back foot.
Last night Crusaders won the north Belfast derby, 1-0 against the Reds. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/54669339
Today Coleraine attempt to get back on track at Shamrock Park, a point might be the best they can hope for against a Portadown side with their tails up after last weeks derby win. Carrick host Larne in the east Antrim derby, Larne to win this one. Dungannon and Warrenpoint meet at Stangmore with both sides anxious to open their accounts, this could go either way. Glentoran host Glenavon with both sides suffering from derby opening day defeats, I fancy the Belfast Glens for this one.
And finally in the late kick off at the Warden Street Showgrounds, Ballymena welcome Linfield. Can't see the Braidmen getting anything out of this if they play like they did last Friday (and yes, I know they won). Linfield to win.