BALLYNAHINCH IV 10 - 59 RAINEY II

Provincial 1 14th September 2019

Scorers: Hastings(2*Try), Harbinson(2*Try), Quinn(2*Try), Miller(1*Try), Nevin(1*Try), Hall(1*Try), Kearns(7*conv)

 

Rainey II travelled to the Mountview Road grounds for their second league match of the season against Ballynahinch IV.  Based on the same fixture last season, they were expecting a tight, hard-fought affair, but in the end they ran out easy 10-59 winners to sit comfortably atop Provincial 1 with a full complement of points.

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DROMORE II 8 - 39 RAINEY II

Provincial League Div 1 7th September 2019
Scorers: McSwiggan(2*Try), Moran(1*Try), Rutledge(1*Try), Donaghy(1*Try), Harbinson(1*Try), Lloyd-Evans(2*Conv, 1*Pen), Evans(1*Conv)

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For the second time in a fortnight, Dromore and Rainey’s second strings faced off against each other in the league opener at Barban Hill.  Unlike the previous occasion, when Rainey were understrength and points were not at stake, there was a very different outcome as Rainey ran out easy 8-39 winners.  It was by no means a flawless performance by the young side and their discipline must improve significantly if they are to be serious challengers for league honours.

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RAINEY II 31- 29 DROMORE II

Friendly 24th August 2019
Scorers: G.Hall(2*Try), Kearns(1*Try, 3*Conv), Devlin(1*Try), McErlain(1*Try)

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In glorious sunshine, Rainey II battled their way to a 31-29 victory over their Dromore counterparts at Hatrick Park last Saturday in a pre-season friendly.  With much to be improved upon, especially in their defensive structure, they showed great flair in attack, crossing their opponents’ line on five occasions.

 

Although they started strongly, Rainey were soon under pressure, until a break by flanker B.Hall carried play to the Dromore 22’.   The ball was recycled quickly and two phases later, the defence was carved open by out-half G.Hall to cross for the first of his two tries on the day.

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BELFAST HARLEQUINS II 0 - 41 RAINEY II

Provincial 1 16th February 2019

Scorers: Hall(2*Try), Moran(1*Try), Hastings(1*Try), Smyth(1*Try), Quinn(1*Try), Kearns(1*Pen, 4*conv)

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In Provincial 1, Rainey II maintained their lofty position by beating Harlequins II by 41-0 at Deramore.  Playing with a strong wind at their backs in the first half, Rainey struggled to put phases together.  Several times they were camped in the Harlequins 22’, but simply couldn’t get across the line.  They were also guilty of some poor tackling, continually wrestling for the ball and allowing the opposition to make good yardage.  In their own 22’ however, their defence was resolute and Harlequins never looked like scoring.  Eventually they broke the deadlock when Kearns slotted over an easy penalty, but that was to be the only score in the half.

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DUNGANNON II 12 - 25 RAINEY II

Provincial League Div 1 29th December 2018
Scorers: O'Neill(1*Try), Kearns(1*Try, 2*Conv), Hall(1*Try), Lynch(1*Try)

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With some of his regular squad on 1st XV duty, 2nd XV coach Peter Boyle had to introduce some new faces for the short trip to Dungannon for their game with Dungannon II in the Provincial League 1.  They did themselves, their coach and the club proud, coming from behind to record a very satisfying 24-12 victory.  This could well have been the youngest side ever to represent Rainey in a senior game and they showed great promise.  Solid in every aspect of forward play and inventive behind the scrum, they were most impressive.

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RAINEY II 21 - 0 BELFAST HARLEQUINS II

Provincial League Div 1 22nd December 2018
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In Provincial 1, Rainey OB II beat Belfast Harlequins 21-0, with all the scores coming in the first half.  Try scorers were full - back Ciaran Devlin, hooker Ciaran McGlone and wing Mark Mulholland, with Ryan Kearns adding the conversions.