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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.

 

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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.