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McCambley Cup 17th December 2016

Scorers: Warwick(2*Try), McSwiggan(1*Try), Devlin(1*Try, 1*Pen), McGuckin(3*Conv, 1*Pen)

 

The Second Round McCambley Cup tie between Rainey III and Portadown IV at Hatrick Park gad just about everything.  In the end, extra time could not even separate the sides and a 32 - 32 draw was probably a fair enough result.  Rainey would argue that they had the chances to get the verdict, but Portadown would have advanced had they had a place-kicker of even limited ability.

Regional League: Section 1 19th November 2016

Scorers: A.McSwiggan(3*Try), McCusker(2*Try), Devlin(2*Try), C.McSwiggan(1*Try), Shaw(1*Try), McGuigan(1*Try), McGuckin(9*Conv)

 

In Regional 1, Donegal II arrived to play Rainey III with only thirteen men, going down 68 - 17.  They did well to open the scoring, but had their line crossed seven times before the interval.  In a curtailed second period, they added two more tries while Rainey got three. Scorers for Rainey were Aidan McSwiggan(3) , Philip McCusker(2) , Ciaran Devlin(2), Conor McSwiggan, Dermot Shaw and Ryan McGuigan. Nine of the tries were converted by Ryan McGuckin.
 

 

Regional League: Section 1 5th November 2016

Scorers: McIvor(3*Try), Loane(1*Try), McGuckin(1*Try, 2*Pen, 5*Conv)

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In Regional League: Section 1, Rainey III entertained Finn Valley from Co Donegal.  The Ballybofey side contributed well in an open affair, scoring two good tries, but ended up on the wrong side of a 41-15 scoreline.  Rainey lost a player in the pre-match warm-up, causing them to switch Ciaran McIvor to out-half, a position totally foreign to him.  He has played most of his rugby on the flank, but had no problem slotting in and helped himself to three tries just for good measure.

Regional League: Section 1 19th November 2016

Scorers: Chada(1*Try), Trainor(1*Try), Shaw(1*Try), McGuckin(1*Conv)

 

In cold,but otherwise fine conditions, Rainey III climbed further up the table with a 17-7 victory over Strabane 2 at Hatrick Park.  Despite the frequent stoppages, silly options and baffling refereeing decisions, it was an enjoyable encounter, played in the right spirit.  The return of John McKenna at No8 after ankle trouble made a real difference to the Rainey pack which worked hard throughout.  They started well, with scrum-half Chada nipping through from a ruck to open the scoring.