Ronnie McFall got off to a winning start in his second spell in charge of Glentoran with a one-goal win over Cliftonville at The Oval.
Elsewhere there were victories for Linfield, Coleraine Glenavon, leaders Crusaders and League Cup winners Dungannon Swifts.
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Today's Danske Bank Premiership results
Ards 0-3 Linfield
Carrick 1-2 Glenavon
Coleraine 1-0 Warrenpoint
Crusaders 3-1 Ballymena
Dungannon 2-0 Ballinamallard
Glentoran 1-0 Cliftonville
IN PICTURES: How Windsor Park has evolved through the years