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Energia AIL 2A 16th November 2019
Scorers: Magrath(1*Try, 2*Pen, 3*Conv), Roberts(2*Try), A.Donaghy(1*Try)


Having beaten Queen's in their last outing, Old Crescent were expected to be a tough nut to crack, but the Limerick men had no answer to a focused Rainey side which treated the Hatrick Park crowd to a very impressive display.  Resuming where they left off at Cashel, they performed as a unit to have the game sewn up by half-time and went on to secure a bonus point with a 32-10 victory.

Energia AIL 2A 9th November 2019

Scorers: Magrath(2*Pen, 1*Conv), Fitzsimons(1*Try), Bloomfield(1*Try)



Match of the day in Division 2A of the AIL was at Spafield where top three sides Cashel and Rainey Old Boys provided a cliffhanger of a contest which had a dramatic climax.  Cashel had won all three of their previous meetings, but Rainey emptied the tank to come away with an 18-15 victory which must rank with their best displays ever.  The long journey home will have been a most satisfying few hours.

Energia AIL 2A 2nd November 2019

Scorers: Magrath(1*Try, 1*Pen, 2*Conv), O'Neill(2*Try), R.McCusker(1*Try)



Trailing 9-3 late in the first half, few, if any in the Hatrick Park crowd would have given Rainey any chance of picking up a try-scoring bonus point against visitors Dolphin.  And, with less than fifteen minutes remaining and the Cork side owning the ball and playing in the right part of the field without looking particularly dangerous, a Rainey victory was anything but certain.  But, when they finally managed to get to the other end of the park, two tries in five minutes brought them a 27-9 win which greatly flattered them.


Still looking for their first win, Dolphin were better than Rainey in many facets of play, but lacked a cutting edge.  Rainey simply never got going on an afternoon they will want to forget.  Sloppy passing and handling,added to some aimless kicking, were in stark contrast to the impressive early season form they have produced, while the penalty count against the forwards at the breakdown was totally unacceptable.

Energia AIL 19th October 2019
Scorers: Bloomfield(1*Try), Magrath(2*Try, 3*Conv), McCusker(1*Try)


For the second time this month, Rainey Old Boys faced the arduous long trip to the Mid-West of Ireland where UL Bohemians were hoping to open their account in the AIL.  But Rainey were to enjoy their journey home after a 26-21 success which earned them a try-scoring bonus point.  They now lie in third place.


Limerick is often referred to as the home of Irish rugby. Since its inception in 1991, the AIL has been dominated by Limerick city clubs.  Limerick Bohemians enjoyed some success in the top division, but have slipped down in recent times.  Having amalgamated with the local university, they are now called UL.Bohemians, playing their home games at the Uni's magnificent complex at Annacotty in the north of the city.

Energia AIL 12th October 2019
Scorers: Bloomfield(2*Try), Magrath(1*Try, 3*Conv, 2*Pen), (1*Pen Try)

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.