GROSVENOR II 36 - 14 RAINEY II

Provincial League Div 1 27th October 2018
Scorers: Nevin(1*Try), Quinn(1*Try), Kearns(2^Conv)

 

When Rainey II travelled to Orangefield to meet Grosvenor II in Provincial 1, they found themselves up against a full strength side, since once again, Grosvenor's first team had no fixture on the day.  An unfortunate Rainey side were clear winners when they last met, but had no answer this time as Grosvenor strolled to a 26-0 interval lead.  To their credit, Rainey raised their game after the break with hooker Nevin and scrum-half Quinn crossing for tries which out-half Kearns converted.  They missed a real chance of getting even closer and making a game of it before an interception try dampened their enthusiasm and sealed the issue.

RAINEY II 36 - 19 BALLYCLARE II

Provincial League Div 1 29th September 2018

Scorers: Brown(1*Try), McErlain(1*Try), Andrews(1*Try), Devlin(1*Try), Clarke(1*Try), Shaw(1*Try), Quinn(3*Conv)

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An inexperienced Rainey OB II side produced a marvellous display to defeat a fancied Ballyclare II team 36-19 at Hatrick Park.  With Ballyclare setting the pace in Qualifying 1, Rainey anticipated a stiff examination, but an outstanding first-half peformance took them to a great victory.

Try scorers for Rainey, who led 22-0 at the interval, were - centre A.Brown, prop D.McErlain, Prop T.Andrews, full-back C.Devlin, flanker C.Clarke and No8 E.Shaw.  Scrum-half Quinn added three conversions.

Outstanding for Rainey were forwards Shaw and Clarke, while young David McClelland did well in the centre.  A great result which should boost this very youthful squad.

RAINEY II 25 - 20 BANGOR II

Provincial League - Section 1 13th April 2017
Scorers: Coyle(1*Try), Nevin(1*Try), Trainor(1*Try), Murphy(2*Pen, 2*Conv)

 

In the Provincial League - Section 1, Rainey II defeated Bangor II by 25 - 20 under the Hatrick Park lights.  Bangor scored four of the seven tries, but lacked a place kicker.  Opening the score for Rainey was flanker Coyle who sampled rugby for the first time only a few weeks ago.  Out-half Murphy added the points.  Prop Nevin replied for Rainey when Bangor had shown what they could do, but Murphy landed a penalty to make it 15-5 at the break.  Another Murphy penalty saw Rainey well ahead, but two tries from Bangor altered the picture.  Rainey were able to breathe a little more easily when a driving maul gave hooker Trainor a try, but Bangor kept going to score again.

RAINEY II 19 - 10 BALLYCLARE II

Provincial League Section 1 22nd October 2016

Scorers: Corrigan(1*Try), McClelland(2*Try), Martin(1*Conv), Quinn(1*Conv)

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The name McCusker has dominated local rugby news in recent weeks as three of the clan are starring for the 1st XV.  A fourth, Philip, has secided to try the oval ball game which he has not played since his schoolboy days and he announced his arrival on the stage at Hatrick Park on Saturday by helping Rainey II to a 19-10 victory over second placed Ballyclare II.  Chico Jr, as he is known to his mates, showed some deft touches and did his shift of ball carrying in the second half to mark him down as one for the future.  That could be as a big winger, a la Jonah Lomu, or in the second row.

 

It has been an unfortunate season so far for the 2nd XV, but this excellent win should get them going and, if they can get a more settled side on the field, they can move up Section 1 of the Provincial League.

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QUEENS II 45 - 5 RAINEY II

Provisional League: Section 1 7th November 2016

Scorers: Walshe(1*Try)

 

In Provisional League: Section 1, a makeshift Rainey II side was swamped by Queen's II at the Dub. Tiarnen Walshe scored for Rainey in the first half when they competed well to turn round only 12-5 behind, but it was one-way traffic after that with the students romping to a facile 45-5 victory. 

DUNGANNON II 26 - 12 RAINEY II

Provincial League: Section 1 17th November 2016

Scorers:  McSwiggan(2*Try), McLean(1*Conv)

 

In Section 1 of the Provincial League, Dungannon II beat Rainey II by 26 points to 12 at an arctic Stevenson Park last Thursday night.   Conditions were good for rugby for part of the game, but a blizzard of fine snow made it an ordeal for the participants.  There was little between the sides, but Dungannon edged it by taking better options when chances cropped up.

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