GALWAY CORINTHIANS 34 - 33 RAINEY

Premiership Division 2 1st October 2022

Scorers: Smyth(2*Try), Faiva(1*Try), O'Hagan(1*Try), (1*Pen Try), McLean(3*Conv)

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Rainey Old Boys travelled to Galway last Saturday for their opening AIL fixture against Galway Corinthians at Corinthian Park.  In a rollercoaster 34-33 game, they at least had the consolation that the 2 losing bonus points they came away with could be crucial at the business end of the season.

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BELFAST HARLEQUINS 26 – 36 RAINEY OLD BOYS

Premiership Division 2 17th September 2022

Scorers: Faiva(2*Try), O'Hagan(1*Try), Brown(1*Try), M.McCusker(1*Try), N.Hastings(1*Try), McLean(3*Conv)

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In beautiful sunny conditions and on an immaculate pitch, Belfast Harlequins and Rainey Old Boys had their first of a minimum of 3 encounters this season, with Rainey gaining an early psychological advantage as they ran out 26-36 winners at Deramore Park. The game had barely gotten underway before Rainey were on the scoresheet, as full-back Faiva scored a spectacularly acrobatic try in the corner. Out-half McLean added a conversion of equal quality from the touchline and Rainey were 7 points to the good.

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BANGOR 13 - 20 RAINEY

Premiership Division 2 22nd September 2022

Scorers: McCullough(1*Try), O'Neill(1*Try), Jeffers(1*Try), Brown(1*Try)

Rainey Old Boys made it 4 from 4 under the lights at Uprichard Park last Thursday, when then finally overcame a spirited Bangor outfit in the final quarter.  The 13-20 bonus-point win leaves them within touching distance of winning Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 2 when the league concludes in the run-up to Christmas.  With Instonians beating Dungannon on Saturday, and Rainey beating Instonians a few weeks ago, Rainey need only a single point from the December encounter with their Tyrone-based neighbours to win promotion back to the top flight.

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RAINEY 15 - 21 BANBRIDGE

Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 1 11 September 2021
Scorers: MacGinty(1*Try), O'Neill(1*Try), McLean(1*Pen,1*Conv)
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After a challenging match against Queen’s last week,  Rainey Old Boy’s hosted Banbridge in their first home game of the season. In a tightly contested match, in near perfect conditions the visitors came out on top of the young Rainey side with a 21-15 victory over the hosts.

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QUEENS UNIVERSITY 59 - 7 RAINEY

Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 1 4 September 2021
Scorers: MacGinty(1*Try), McLean(1*Conv)
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Rainey Old Boys were fully aware of the task that lay before them when they travelled down to the Dub for their clash with fellow AIL 2A side Queen’s, but they never could have expected to have their line crossed nine times as the confident Queen’s men went on to win 59-7. 

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BALLYNAHINCH 33 - 7 RAINEY

Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 1 28 August 2021
Scorers: N.Hastings(1*Try), McLean(1*Conv)
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After a long 11 months without rugby, a new era began for Rainey Old Boys under new Head Coach Ian McKinley with an away fixture to AIL 1A side, Ballynahinch. In beautiful conditions, a young Rainey side were faced with a tough afternoon at Ballymacaran Park as the hosts fielded an experienced side with several ex-Ulster and Academy players at their disposal.

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