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On Saturday, Rainey Old Boys welcome leading Junior club Dromore to Hatrick Park for a friendly run out before the competitive business kicks off a week later.  After a struggle to stay in the top tier, Dromore bounced back well to enjoy better fortunes last season.  They have had a steady stream of young players coming through from their feeder school and now that they have been admitted to Schools Cup level, these young prospects can only get better.  The Barban Hill side have always been formidable opponents, even though there are several other clubs in close proximity on the look out for players with clear potential.  KO is early at 1:00pm.

As winners of Section B of the SONI Ulster Premiership League last season, Rainey will face much stronger opposition in Section A, and on August 31 meet Ulster's top club, Ballynahinch, at home.  Winners of Section A again last season, they will be hard to contain, even if some of their men are called up to the Ulster A squad.
 
These two home fixtures will enable home fans to have a good look at many of the new faces who have arrived at the club to replace those who have moved on.