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Provincial League Div 1 27th October 2018
Scorers: Nevin(1*Try), Quinn(1*Try), Kearns(2^Conv)


When Rainey II travelled to Orangefield to meet Grosvenor II in Provincial 1, they found themselves up against a full strength side, since once again, Grosvenor's first team had no fixture on the day.  An unfortunate Rainey side were clear winners when they last met, but had no answer this time as Grosvenor strolled to a 26-0 interval lead.  To their credit, Rainey raised their game after the break with hooker Nevin and scrum-half Quinn crossing for tries which out-half Kearns converted.  They missed a real chance of getting even closer and making a game of it before an interception try dampened their enthusiasm and sealed the issue.

Provincial League Div 1 29th September 2018

Scorers: Brown(1*Try), McErlain(1*Try), Andrews(1*Try), Devlin(1*Try), Clarke(1*Try), Shaw(1*Try), Quinn(3*Conv)



An inexperienced Rainey OB II side produced a marvellous display to defeat a fancied Ballyclare II team 36-19 at Hatrick Park.  With Ballyclare setting the pace in Qualifying 1, Rainey anticipated a stiff examination, but an outstanding first-half peformance took them to a great victory.

Try scorers for Rainey, who led 22-0 at the interval, were - centre A.Brown, prop D.McErlain, Prop T.Andrews, full-back C.Devlin, flanker C.Clarke and No8 E.Shaw.  Scrum-half Quinn added three conversions.

Outstanding for Rainey were forwards Shaw and Clarke, while young David McClelland did well in the centre.  A great result which should boost this very youthful squad.

Provincial League Div 1 22nd September 2018
Scorers: Higgins(1*Try), Kearns(1*Try, 2*Conv, 1*Pen), Shaw(1*Try), McGlone(1*Try), Quinn(1*Try)


Three tries in the first fifteen minutes helped Rainey OB II to a comfortable 32-19 home win against Bangor II. The visitors came back well, but Rainey finished the stronger to notch a bonus point with 32-19 success in Provincial 1.

Rainey OB II, coached by the evergreen Peter Boyle, have had a magnificent season.  Several young lads have been introduced to senior rugby as they have rattled up some big scores along the way.  After clinching Provincial League 2 in midweek at Rifle Park where they defeated Banbridge III by 25-8, they were at less than full throttle when they played Dromore II at Hatrick Park on Saturday.  It was a high-scoring encounter which Rainey won 33-27.   Defence was not on the agenda for this one.  Scorers were scrum-half M.Wilson, centre R.Sanderson, prop T.Andrews, wing A.Hunter, and centre M.Mulholland.  Full-back C.Devlin added four conversions.


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The Thirds had to beat neighbours Cookstown to make certain of winning their section of the Regional League.  After taking some time to settle, they got going to run out 65-5 winners.  Captain Phelim Trainor should be pleased with the commitment of his young squad who can only get better with further experience.  A word of praise should go to Richard McCrea and Kyle Kempton, the elder statesmen of the squad.  Their guidance and experience have proved invaluable.