RAINEY III 38 - 10 COLERAINE III

Ulster Rugby Regional North East 3rd October 2020
Scorers: Wilson(1*Try), Feathers(1*Try), McCullagh(1*Try), Andrews(1*Try), Nelson(1*Try), MulHolland(1*Try), Pollock(4*Conv)

 

Rainey III, after taking some time to settle, improved as the game progressed to run out easy 38-10 over Coleraine at Hatrick Park in Regional League North East.  The Lodge Road men were well in the game until the final quarter, but made too many handling mistakes as they ran out of steam.

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STRABANE 0 - 53 RAINEY III

Regional West 26th October 2019
Scorers: Molloy(2*Try), Friel(2*Try), McSwiggan(1*Try), McNabb(1*Try), Pollock(1*Try, 4*Conv), McAfee(1*Try), McGlone(1*Try)
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Rainey III travelled to Strabane on Saturday keen to maintain their momentum after two bonus point victories over Ballyshannon and Derry, as they build towards the first round of the McCambley Cup in December. The objective was secured after 18 minutes when McNabb touched down for Raineys fourth try, to add to previous tries scored by Molloy, Friel and McSwiggan. Both Molloy and Friel would add a further try each to their tallies for the afternoon, along with scores for Pollock, McAfee and McGlone. Strabane got into their rhythm in the second half, making it a much tighter game than the scoreline suggests, but the Rainey defensive line held strong throughout to keep the Tyrone side at bay. Pollock kicked 4 conversions to leave the final score 53-0 to the visitors.

RAINEY III 29 - 14 CITY OF DERRY III

Regional West 19th September 2019

Scorers: Gordon(1*Try), McGuckin(1*Try), McNabb(2*Try), McAfee(1*Try), Pollock(2*Conv)

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After ending last season with ten straight bonus point wins, Rainey III are carrying on where they left off.  They welcomed joint-captain Rory Flanigan back from his jaunt to Japan for their first home game of the campaign and, after taking some time to settle, came good eventually to beat City of Derry III by 29-14.

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BALLYNAHINCH VII 17 - 29 RAINEY III

McCambley Cup 22nd December 2018
 

Rainey OB III moved into the last eight of the McCambley Cup with a fine 29-17 victory over Ballynahinch VII at Ballymacarn Park.  The Evergreens used their experience to make themselves competitive for a long time, but a young, improving Rainey side took over in the last quarter as their fitness began to tell.  Scrum-half McNabb's alertness brought him two tries with centre Friel also grabbing a brace and kicking two conversions.  Team captain Phelim Trainor has been working in England, but was pleased to be home to play in this game.

CITY OF DERRY III 7 - 27 RAINEY III

McCambley Cup 1st Round 1st December 2018

Scorers: McAfee(1*Try), McIvor(1*Try), Friel(1*Try), Devlin(3*Conv, 2*Pen)

 

In the first round of the McCambley Cup, Rainey OB III had a fine 27-7 victory over City of Derry III at the Craig Thompson Arena.  With Rory Flanigan skippering the side in the absence of Phelim Trainor, they put in a great first half display to turn round 21-7 ahead.  Try scorers were new wingers McAfee and McIvor, who are both learning quickly, and centre Friel.  Derry replied with a try just before half-time.  Two second half penalties saw Rainey cruise into the next round on Dec 15.

RAINEY III 22 - 7 STRABANE III

Regional West 24th February 2018

Scorers: Hunter(2*Try), Hall(1*Try), Devlin(1*Try), Lloyd-Evans(1*Conv)

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Rainey OB III  made it five wins on the trot to remain unbeaten in their section of the Regional League when they beat Strabane III  by 22 - 7 at Hatrick Park.  It was a good contest between two evenly matched sides.  Rainey's back play was impressive throughout and it was how they opened the scoring after ten minutes.  From a five metre scrum, they moved it smartly along the line for wing Adam Hunter to finish in style.  Strabane then had the better of it for a spell to run in a converted try, but full-back Devlin crossed just before the interval to leave Rainey 10 - 7 ahead.

 

Centres Friel and Sanderson saw plenty of the ball as Rainey tried to stretch the play at every opportunity.  Out-half Gareth Hall touched down under the posts for another converted try and Hunter scored again to seal a good win.