ROBRFC AGM 2022

The 2022 Club AGM will be held on the 5th May 2022 at 7.45pm in the Clubhouse.

If any fully paid-up club members wish to add any items for inclusion to the agenda please email the Honorary Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ben Brown

MOTM Award For Ben Brown

Congratulations to Rainey ES player Ben Brown who received a voucher from Sportique as the Rainey Old Boys sponsored MOTM in the recent Danske Bank Schools Bowl win over Limavady GS.  Ben was one of three try-scorers on the day, the others being Adam Montgomery and Odhran Harney. Louis Regan kicked one conversion.

Rainey ES will next face Bangor GS at home in the semi-final on Sat 12th February, KO at 10:30am.  Good Luck to Ben and all the team!

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!

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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