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Provincial 1 16th February 2019

Scorers: Hall(2*Try), Moran(1*Try), Hastings(1*Try), Smyth(1*Try), Quinn(1*Try), Kearns(1*Pen, 4*conv)

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In Provincial 1, Rainey II maintained their lofty position by beating Harlequins II by 41-0 at Deramore.  Playing with a strong wind at their backs in the first half, Rainey struggled to put phases together.  Several times they were camped in the Harlequins 22’, but simply couldn’t get across the line.  They were also guilty of some poor tackling, continually wrestling for the ball and allowing the opposition to make good yardage.  In their own 22’ however, their defence was resolute and Harlequins never looked like scoring.  Eventually they broke the deadlock when Kearns slotted over an easy penalty, but that was to be the only score in the half.

Provincial League Div 1 29th December 2018
Scorers: O'Neill(1*Try), Kearns(1*Try, 2*Conv), Hall(1*Try), Lynch(1*Try)

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With some of his regular squad on 1st XV duty, 2nd XV coach Peter Boyle had to introduce some new faces for the short trip to Dungannon for their game with Dungannon II in the Provincial League 1.  They did themselves, their coach and the club proud, coming from behind to record a very satisfying 24-12 victory.  This could well have been the youngest side ever to represent Rainey in a senior game and they showed great promise.  Solid in every aspect of forward play and inventive behind the scrum, they were most impressive.

Provincial League Div 1 22nd December 2018
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In Provincial 1, Rainey OB II beat Belfast Harlequins 21-0, with all the scores coming in the first half.  Try scorers were full - back Ciaran Devlin, hooker Ciaran McGlone and wing Mark Mulholland, with Ryan Kearns adding the conversions.

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.