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Energia AIL 12th October 2019
Scorers: Bloomfield(2*Try), Magrath(1*Try, 3*Conv, 2*Pen), (1*Pen Try)
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Despite having to make several changes, some of them positional, for their first ever meeting with Buccaneers at Hatrick Park, Rainey Old Boys gelled well as a team to have a try-scoring bonus point safely in the bag long before the final whistle.  A 34-10 victory leaves them on a very satisfactory six points after two games the AIL campaign.

 

Buccaneers came into being when Athlone and Ballinasloe amalgamated in 1993.  The Galway men reverted to Junior rugby in Connacht in 2006, but the Westmearh side continued to be called Buccaneers and with former Ireland No8 Noel Mannion back in their ranks and Eddie O'Sullivan as coach, they enjoyed two spells in Division 1.  Current internationals Robbie Henshaw and Jack Carty then starred for the Midlanders before they slipped down the ranks.  Last season they reached the play-offs in Div 2A as they strove to get back up.

Energia AIL 5th October 2019
Scorers: Fitzsimons(1*Try), McMurray(1*Try), Magrath(2*Conv, 1*Pen)
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After leading 17-3 towards half-time, Rainey Old Boys had to settle for a losing bonus point as a very solid Nenagh Ormond side turned the game on its head to run out 22-17 winners on the opening day of the Energia AIL.  Though they scored two tries to Nenagh's one, Rainey were happy enough to hang on for a point in the end.  Their inability on the day to deal with the high ball plagued them throughout the contest, as the penalty count against them soared.  Nenagh right-wing Scully kicked five penalties and a conversion to make them pay for their indiscretions.

SONI Ulster Premiership 28th September 2019
Scorers: Bratton(2*Try), Magrath(1*Try, 4*Conv), Donaghy(1*Try), Harbinson(1*Try), Bloomfield(1*Try)
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Eaton Park has been a happy hunting ground for Rainey Old Boys in recent seasons and they produced a magnificent performance there to score six tries in a 38-7 victory.  Three bonus point wins from three starts leaves them four points ahead of Banbridge in the SONI Premiership which resumes in December.
 
Ballymena, who play Rainey twice in the AIL in mid-season, have pinned their faith in youth as they seek to rebuild.  But they simply had no answer to a fired up Rainey side which hit top form.  A very physical Old Boys pack were particularly impressive in broken play, getting the tackles in and smashing into rucks to set up some great front foot ball for the backs to show what they can do.  The handling and passing was almost faultless throughout as half-backs Bloomfield and Magrath ran the show on an afternoon conducive to a fifteen man game.

Ulster Senior Cup Quarter Final 21st September 2019
Scorers: L.Quinn(1*Try), Moran(1*Try), O'Neill(2*Try), Harbinson(1*Try), McSwiggan(1*Try), F.Quinn(1*Try), Magrath(5*Conv)
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Rainey Old Boys revelled in the late summer sunshine when they took on Belfast Harlequins at Deramore Park in the quarter-final of the Senior Cup.  On a superb playing surface, they ran in seven tries, five of them converted by out-half Andy Magrath, as they coasted to a comfortable 45-13 victory.
 
Head Coach John Andrews continued his rotation policy, handing some of his promising young players a further taste of senior rugby and resting a few of his regulars.  While there were some unforced errors at times, Rainey had too many strings to their bow as Quins were overpowered up front, but they battled well to put together some good moves.

SONI Ulster Premiership Section 1 14th September 2019
Scorers: McMurray(1*Try), Forwards(1*Pen Try), McCauley(1*Try), Bloomfield(1*Try), Magrath(1*Conv, 1*Pen)

 

After cruising to a 22-0 lead against Queen's University at Hatrick Park, Rainey Old Boys took the foot off the pedal in the closing minutes and almost paid the penalty.  As they proceeded to take a couple of dubious options and lose ball in contact after getting isolated, the students made the most of their chance to move it wide and pick up three tries in the last ten minutes.  A nervous Rainey side managed to force a scrum penalty in added time and, after appearing to choose to take the points on offer, out-half Magrath spotted the opportunity to take a tap and head for the corner to send half-back partner Bloomfield over for a bonus point.  The final whistle sounded after the conversion attempt, leaving Rainey relieved, but deserving winners 27-19.