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McCambley Cup 1st Round 1st December 2018

Scorers: McAfee(1*Try), McIvor(1*Try), Friel(1*Try), Devlin(3*Conv, 2*Pen)

 

In the first round of the McCambley Cup, Rainey OB III had a fine 27-7 victory over City of Derry III at the Craig Thompson Arena.  With Rory Flanigan skippering the side in the absence of Phelim Trainor, they put in a great first half display to turn round 21-7 ahead.  Try scorers were new wingers McAfee and McIvor, who are both learning quickly, and centre Friel.  Derry replied with a try just before half-time.  Two second half penalties saw Rainey cruise into the next round on Dec 15.

Regional West 24th February 2018

Scorers: Hunter(2*Try), Hall(1*Try), Devlin(1*Try), Lloyd-Evans(1*Conv)

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Rainey OB III  made it five wins on the trot to remain unbeaten in their section of the Regional League when they beat Strabane III  by 22 - 7 at Hatrick Park.  It was a good contest between two evenly matched sides.  Rainey's back play was impressive throughout and it was how they opened the scoring after ten minutes.  From a five metre scrum, they moved it smartly along the line for wing Adam Hunter to finish in style.  Strabane then had the better of it for a spell to run in a converted try, but full-back Devlin crossed just before the interval to leave Rainey 10 - 7 ahead.

 

Centres Friel and Sanderson saw plenty of the ball as Rainey tried to stretch the play at every opportunity.  Out-half Gareth Hall touched down under the posts for another converted try and Hunter scored again to seal a good win.

Regional West 17th February 2017

Scorers: Lynch(2*Try), Campton(1*Try), Trainor(1*Try), Hawe(1*Try), McGuckin(1*Try), McCracken(1*Try), Coleman(1*Try), Higgins(3*Conv)

 

Rainey III took a commanding 14 point lead in Regional West, as their winning run continued when they beat visitors Ballyshannon 46-29 in a high-scoring, free-flowing affair at Hatrick Park.

McCambley Cup 16th December 2017

Ballymena IV called on their experience to beat a profligate Rainey III side 34-24 in the second round of the McCambley Cup at Hatrick Park. Rainey would probably have gone on to win the game had they not butchered three glorious chances in the second half. Rainey had the services of a couple of their more senior players for this game, but while their scrum held their own, they won very little lineout ball. At half-time, Ballymena led 8-6. Rainey actually led 16-11 at a stage with tries from McCrea and McSwiggan keeping them in touch. But, while the seasoned visitors took their chances, Rainey did not make the ball do the work and were made to pay for their generosity.