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Energia All Ireland League 2A
invite applications for the position of

HEAD COACH or

PLAYER-COACH

Season 2021/22

Job description and application form available from Director of Rugby, Brian Smyth via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Closing Date: March 8th 2021 @ 5pm


 

 

  
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Rainey Old Boys R.F.C

 

Unfortunately our home game this Saturday against Hinch has been postponed and the league has been suspended until further notice. Rugby had been providing a welcome distraction for many of us and we hope that you all keep safe over the coming weeks. We hope to see a return to rugby before too long.

 

 

For further information

 

Ulster Rugby: Covid-19 - Guidance For Clubs


ROBRFC - Return To Rugby - Health & Safety Plan

As Rainey Old Boys look forward  to a return to action on Saturday week, they have made an interesting, indeed remarkable addition to their coaching team.  Dubliner Ian McKinley showed tremendous fortitude to make a comeback from a serious injury and become an Italian international.  Though only 30 years old, he is now looking to make an impact as a coach, having developed a great interest in this aspect of the game during his time in Italy.

Members of Rainey OB RFC were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of former Club President Billy Hatrick.

 

Billy was a great benefactor to the Club and from 1953 he generously permitted the previously nomadic Rainey OB Club to use his ‘ fields’ throughout the season. No formal lease was signed, but a gentleman’s agreement was reached, whereby the Hatrick sheep would be removed from the fields from July 12th to permit pitch preparation and pre-season training to begin.

 

The Club moved to the current playing fields at Meadowbank in 1995, and as a result of the long association with the club, the grounds were named Hatrick Park. The eponymous Billy was further honoured in 2010 when he was delighted to be chosen as Club President. He carried out the role with great pride, dignity and enthusiasm, travelling throughout Ireland in support of the club in their AIL fixtures, and he continued to attend the pre-match lunches at Rainey.

 

In 2010 he travelled with a group of companions from Rainey to follow the Irish team on their tour of New Zealand and Australia.

 

His great friend and travelling companion William Paul stated ‘He made every day count

 

May he rest in peace.

 

Our thoughts are with his wife Martha, brother Joe, son Andrew and daughter Rosemary.

All at Rainey Old Boys RFC were deeply saddened to hear of the recent passing of club stalwart, Johnny McFalone.
 

Johnny was a long time supporter of Rainey Old Boys for over 6 decades,was the social secretary at the club for more than 10 years, and followed in the footsteps of his late wife, Janet, who was the chair of the Ladies Committee within the club for many years.
 

Johnny travelled to all corners of Ireland supporting Rainey; from defeats in the rain in the early 90s in Strabane, Donaghadee and Ballymoney, to victories in the sun in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Dublin in recent years. He has been an ever present supporter during the club's good days and bad; Hatrick Park will be a lesser place in his absence.

 

His family; daughter Katy, son-in-law Chris, grandchildren Cein, Flynn and Anna. were the core of Johnny’s life, whilst Rainey Old Boys and Man Utd were also integral parts. Thankfully, in recent years, Rainey were able to give him something to celebrate when Man Utd couldn’t!

 

Our thoughts are with Katy, Chris, Cein, Flynn and Anna as well as the wider family circle at this very sad time.