Blues held at Showgrounds but complete double and Glens clinch European place

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Mark Haughey scores for Linfield at Coleraine.

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Linfield have clinched the league and cup double.

A 1-1 draw on Tuesday night away to closest rivals Coleraine was enough to secure the Danske Bank Premiership title.

Both goals were scored in the first half - defender Mark Haughey put the Blues in front, before former Linfield striker Curtis Allen equalised.

The Bannsiders pressed for a late winner, but David Healy's men held out with keeper Chris Johns pulling off a couple of fine stops against his old team.

It follows Friday's Irish Cup final victory over Larne.

That's a record title number 55 for the Blues, third in a row and their 25th double.

Pic: LFC

Meanwhile, Glentoran qualified for Europe with a 1-0 win at Larne.

Conor McMenamin scored the goal.

Thanks to Linfield winning the cup, an extra European spot goes to the league, and the Glens take it.

They could finish runners-up, depending on results on the final night of the campaign on Saturday. 

And Glenavon stayed on course for the last European play-off place with a 6-3 comeback win at Carrick.

Andy Hall hit a second-half hat-trick.


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