Derby kicks off Premiership, Allen predicts 'mad results' and best title race in years

Curtis Allen. Pic: Coleraine FC.

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The delayed Danske Bank Premiership campaign is set to kick off tonight with Coleraine hosting derby rivals Ballymena.

The attendance has been restricted and Covid-19 protocols will be in place at the Showgrounds.

Stripes striker Curtis Allen says getting back on the pitch at all is a huge boost:

He says if all goes according to plan, it promises to be a great season:

Meanwhile, Coleraine boss Oran Kearney has been named NI Football Awards Manager of the Year for 2019/20. 

The other five matches are being played tomorrow. 

And there'll be a repeat of Reds v Glens in the County Antrim Shield semis:

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Derry City's scheduled League of Ireland game at Shamrock Rovers this evening has been postponed.

It's after a second player with the Dublin club tested positive for Covid-19.

A number of other squad members have been identified as close contacts and are self-isolating.

It was announced on Thursday, all football here outside elite level is suspended from 6pm today:

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