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Regional League South 7th Oct 2017
Scorers: Hall(1*Try), Beattie(1*Try), McGuckin(1*Try, 1*Conv)

 

A few blasts from the past were rolled out as Rainey OB III opened their Regional League South programme with a fixture against Portadown IV at Hatrick Park.  While the Armagh men had their moments and came close to scoring on a couple of occasions, Rainey generally controlled things, with the experience of McCrea and Kempton holding them together.  Their scrum was particularly good.   Full-back Hall and centre Beattie scored first-half tries and flanker McGuckin claimed a third after the break. His conversion made the final score 17 - 0.

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 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.