Crossing The Line

A great night was had by everyone in attendance at the launch of Crossing The LineWillie Anderson’s autobiography, on Friday evening in the club. The book has been very well received and will no doubt be a best seller!

Ladies Rugby With Rainey Valentines

Rugby is about taking part, having fun, and keeping active. If you are new or want to get back into the game, Rainey Old Boys, Magherafelt will be hosting women’s rugby with coach Julie Seffen leading its introduction.

The sessions will be sociable and inclusive, giving you the perfect opportunity to run out on the pitch with friends, meet new ones and become part of a new rugby playing experience.

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The 2021 Rainey Old Boys Golf Classic

Rainey Old Boys are pleased to announce the launch of our 2021 Golf Classic at Moyola Park Golf Club.

Over 50 4balls will take part on the 13th August and all participants will be in with a chance of winning a brand new Citroen from our sponsors JC Halliday & Sons if they manage an ace on the 4th hole.

To date we have over 120 local businesses very kindly supporting our event and if you would also like to lend your support, then please contact Brian Wilson (07967 966416) or Arnie McLean (07748 643188).

ROBRFC President Dylan Davies, Director of Rugby, Brian Smyth, Head Coach Ian McKinley, Club Chairman Stevie Rutledge

Benvenuto McKinley!

Rainey Old Boys RFC is delighted to announce the appointment of Ian McKinley as its 1st XV Head Coach for the 2021/22 season.

Ian previously played for UCD, Leinster and Ireland U20s before relocating to Udine in Italy to begin his coaching career in 2013. He resumed playing again in 2014, using specially manufactured goggles which he pioneered that allowed him to play safely again following an accident in 2011 led to him losing the sight in his left eye. He spent the next 6 years playing in Italy for Zebre and Treviso before winning the first of 9 international caps for Italy in November 2017.

Ian relocated from Treviso last summer to his wife Cordelia’s home village of Bellaghy. They welcomed baby Malachy to the family in December and have settled into the local area. Ian arrived at Rainey last July as 1st XV backs coach and his impact was felt immediately by the team. Unfortunately, the season was brought to a premature end in October and Ian didn’t get to fully impart his blueprint and knowledge onto the squad.

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IRFU And Ulster Rugby Covid-19 Update

Some positive news from the necessary decision makers at Stormont, the IRFU and the Ulster Branch about the return to rugby.

We will be able to return to training in pods of 15 from April 12th!!!



For further information


Ulster Rugby: Covid-19 - Guidance For Clubs

ROBRFC - Return To Rugby - Health & Safety Plan