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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.

 

Rainey Old Boys III

 

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.

Provincial League 2 17th February 2017

Scorers: Stewart(1*Try), Quinn(1*Try), Lloyd-Evans(1*Try, 2*Conv)

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Rainey II discovered upon arrival at Gibson Park that, due to the cancellation of the Provincial League 2 contest between Grosvenor and Limavady, their opponents, Grosvenor II, would have a stronger than usual team on duty.  By the end of the first quarter, they were a beaten side and, although they competed much better in the second half, they were defeated 35-19.  They now lie second in Provincial League 2 behind Malone III, although they have 2 games in hand.

Provincial League 2 4th November 2017
Scorers: P.McCusker (2*Try), Donaghy(2*Try), McLean(2*Conv)

 

Rainey OB II maintained their challenge in Provincial League 2 with their fourth win on the trot, defeating Omagh III  by 24-10 at the Thomas Mellon Playing Fields.  Try scorers were wing Philip Mc Cusker (2)  and captain Andrew Donaghy (2), with Scott McLean adding two conversions as he continues his rehabilitation.

Ulster Rugby Provincial League 2 18th November 2017

 

With the 1st XV not in action, Rainey OB II had a larger than usual squad from which to select for the trip to Gibson Park for the top of the table meeting with Malone III.  The Cregagh men had no answer as a charged-up Rainey side hammered them 76-5, scoring twelve tries in the process.  A shortage of available lineout men forced them to fill the front five with prop forwards, but this gamble worked a treat as they pounded the Malone pack into submission in the tight and mauls, leaving Stewart and Miller to handle the lineouts.  A landslide victory, a just reward for the work put in on the training ground.