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U14 Northern Region 9th February 2019
Scorers: McLarnon(3*Try), Seffan(3*Conv)


In a reversal of the corresponding fixture earlier in the season when Ballymena recorded a resounding victory, Rainey turned the tables last Saturday, in a huge result, to go joint top of U14 North Region.  Trys from centre Tiernan McLarnon and successful conversions from outhalf Adam Seffen sealed the game and ensured the 21-14 win against very good opposition

Ulster Carpets U14 North 27th October 2018

Scorers:  D Rocks(1*Try), N Pitts(2*Try), E Canavan(2*Try), R Forbes(1*Try), C Thornton(1*Try), A Seffan(3*Conv)


Rainey U14s travelled to Judges Road in Derry looking to maintain their 100% league record and ended up doing do in some style.  With the sun shining one minute, and hailstones pelting down the next, they ran in seven tries and played some great rugby in the process.


While Rainey started slowly, all the early pressure came from City of Derry, but some great tackling from backrow fowards McGoldrick, Canavan and Thornton kept the Derry side at bay.  From a scrum on the Rainey 22’, out-half Steffan sent a great kick towards the Derry half, and when the ball bounced kindly for oncoming centre English, he fed it to his fellow centre, Rocks, who took his chance well and touched down under the posts.  Steffan added the extras.

Ulster Carpets U18 Cup Semi-Final 21st April 2018

Scorers: C.McCann(1*Try), Molloy(1*Try), Scullion(1*Try), McGlone(1*Try), Friel(1*Conv), Kearns(1*Conv)


The last time Randalstown and Rainey U18s met, the conditions could not have been more different.  But, although the final outcome was the same, this time, Rainey had to work extremely hard to overcome their opponents to reach the final of the Ulster U18 Cup.  Trailing 18-7 with 20 minutes to go, their season looked to be over, as the home side dominated both territory and the scoreboard.  However, they finally got their act together to score three tries and run out 18 - 24 winners, earning themselves a season decider against Armagh at the Kingspan Stadium next Saturday.

All-Ireland League Semi-Final
Scorers: Molloy(2*Try), Kearns(1*Pen, 1*Conv)


Rainey Old Boys U18s travelled to Ashbourne RFC on Saturday to face Leinster champions Skerries in the Semi-Final of the All Ireland League and despite a heroic effort fell to a very hard fought 22-15 defeat. A late and very harsh penalty try finally gave the Leinster champions a bit of breathing space in a most entertaining encounter between two very good sides.


With a stiff breeze behind them Rainey made the perfect start as from a ruck outside the Skerries 22 they were penalised for being offside trying to clear their lines. Up stepped Kearns to open the scoring with a sweetly struck penalty to nudge Rainey 3-0 in front within two minutes.


Skerries playing in to the wind knew they would have to carry hard and this they did through their visibly bigger pack but they were met with ferocious defence all afternoon. They were helped along the way with some poor indiscipline which allowed them to build an attack in the Rainey half. Following sustained pressure from their pack they worked their way towards the Rainey line and eventually squeezed in at the left corner to go 5-3 in front.