Ulster Hockey U17 Area Board Tournament 2016

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Many congratulations to Rainey girls Alex Burns, Lauren Mulholland and Betty Scott who were recently selected for the U17 North East Area Board Team. The standard proved to be extremely high and the girls were delighted to be selected.
The girls then attended training sessions in preparation for the Ulster U17 Area Board Tournament held in Lisnagarvey Hockey Club on 17 March 2016.
The North East Team proved to be an excellent Team and after a very successful tournament where the outright winners helped by the three Rainey girls!
Lauren Mulholland was voted the player of the tournament by her Team and coaches.
Congratulations to all three girls who will now proceed to Ulster U18 trials and many thanks to the coaches. Well done girls!

Many thanks to @SDCtrailers for their kind donation of an AED (Defibrillator)

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This will provide essential cover for the school, and local community, in the event of a nearby cardiac arrest.

 

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Ulster Youth Choir Workshop with @eunanmcdonald

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On Friday 4th December, Eunan McDonald from the Ulster Youth Choir came in to school to lead a workshop for members of the Junior and Senior Choirs. This was a fantastic opportunity which allowed our pupils to gain an insight into singing in this prestigious choir, as well as picking up some singing tips in preparation for the upcoming Christmas Concerts.

 

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Rainey’s Robot comes out on top

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So what is the Lego League and why do Rainey pupils put so much effort into it?
It’s a huge themed worldwide competition that runs annually. This year more than 233,000 young people from over 80 countries will take part!

 

The theme of this year’s competition was rubbish! From collection, to sorting, to smart production and reuse, there is more to our rubbish than meets the eye.
Nine form four boys took up the challenge this year, meeting with an industrial mentor once per week for the past 8 weeks.  There was much to be done, a whole recycling problem to be overcome, a robot to program and a presentation to perfect!

 

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Young Journalist – Keeping Northern Ireland Beautiful

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My name is David Eagleson, I am a year 3 pupil at Rainey Endowed School, Magherafelt and in October this year I entered a competition, run by the Alpha Newspaper Group, Keep Northern Ireland beautiful and Eco-Schools, to be a Young Journalist for the Environment.
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U16 Irish National Girls Hockey Squad 2015-2016

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Irish National Team Coach, Alison McNeill, has reduced her U16 Irish Squad to 24 outfield players following the Irish U16 trials held in Dublin through November.

‘We would like to thank all the players for their commitment and effort.  Trials were extremely competitive. We have selected the following players and are looking forward to working with this squad over the next few months’

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Junior Hockey Results v @limavadygsSPORT – Thursday 3 December 2015

Junior Hockey Results
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Rainey vs Limavady Grammar
 
U14A won 3-0
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U13A won 3-0
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Well done girls! 🎅🎄 #raineyhockey
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Mullaghboy Construction Sponsor Rainey Match Ball

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Jack & Harry Keatley  present Joshua Johnston of Rainey Endowed School Rugby with the match ball kindly sponsored by Mullaghboy Construction for the weekend matches against Omagh Academy

Rainey ES Medallion Tour England

On Thursday 26th November a squad of 23 boys and 3 coaches flew into Birmingham for the start of Rainey ES Medallion Rugby tour. The squad travelled from the airport to Stratford-upon-Avon for the first game.  The opponents were King Edward’s VI School. The Rainey boys put up an excellent performance to win the game by 24 – 10. The try scorers were David Dripps, Harry Evans, Jack Bresland and Bryan Hall. Karl Warner kicked 2 conversions. This was a super performance considering the team had been travelling since 6.30am.

After training on Friday morning the team had some retail therapy at the Bullring Shopping centre. They then travelled to Franklin Gardens, home of Northampton Saints were they watched the home team beat Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership in horrible conditions. They then had the opportunity to meet Gloucester coach Jonnie Bell after the game.

On Saturday they journeyed to Hinckley to play Hinckley Academy. Many changes were made to the starting team to give everyone a start. This did not disrupt the Rainey team and again they put in an impressive performance to win 22 – 5. The try scorers were Bryn Davies (2), Jonathan Drennan and Karl Warner. Karl also kicked one conversion.

They then went to Villa Park to watch Aston Villa play Watford in the Barclay’s Premiership. Unfortunately, the home team lost but the atmosphere is something that the boys will remember. A relaxing night at the cinema completed the day.

On Sunday they returned to Birmingham airport for the flight to Belfast and eventually home.

This was an excellent trip and hopefully one that the boys will remember. They did extremely well to win two tough fixtures with 22 players getting game time. It is hoped that this will help in the build-up to the Medallion Shield. Many thanks to Mr C Simpson, Mr G Eastwood and Mr D Davies who gave up their free time to accompany the boys.

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Med Squad with Jonnie Bell

Magherafelt’s First Drive In Movie

Meadow Bank Sports Arena was the venue for Magherafelt’s first Drive in Movie experience on Saturday 21 November. Over 160 adults and children packed into 50 plus cars that turned up to watch Pirates of the Caribbean on the big air screen which was over 6 metres high. The crisp clear weather was ideal for the event, which seemed to stir the imagination of all who attended. Most of the audience had never attended a drive in movie, so once the practical applications of tuning in car radios to hear the film were sorted out everyone settled down for a great night’s entertainment!

Food was provided by Sizzlers external catering, deliveries to the cars were undertaken by some of the Rainey rugby players. Joint Chair of the Rainey Rugby Fund Raising Committee Alistair Mc Gowan commented “The feedback from all those who came along to support the event has been very positive. I would like to thank not just those who attended but Paul Clarke and the Sizzlers catering staff, the food was outstanding! Also Mid Ulster Council for allowing us to stage this event at Meadowbank. Hopefully we will have another Drive in Movie night in the future”

Rainey Rugby would also like to thank Alistair McGowan, Tracey Lupari, Helen Hall and all other member of the fund-raising committee for their hard work and time.

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Past Pupil Ryan Roddy gains Channel 4 fame with success on SAS reality show

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Rainey Endowed is again this week celebrating in the success of its past pupils. We are delighted and proud of old boy Ryan Roddy who has shot to fame with his success on SAS reality TV show.

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Junior Rugby Results – Saturday 28 November 2015

Rainey v Omagh Academy. U14s lost 24 0, U13A lost 10 5 with a try by Matthew Gibson and the U13Bs lost 33 0.

Hockey Results – Saturday 28 November 2015

Rainey Endowed v Antrim Grammar in the Derry&Antrim League

1STXI won 11-0 Rachel Burns 5, Erin Anderson 3, Thea Corry 1, Kirsty McLarnon 1, Betty Scott 1.

2NDXI drew 0-0

Well played girls!

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U18 Irish National Girls Hockey Squad 2015-2016

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From the two recent weekends of trials, following the 2015 Interprovincial series in Dublin, the U18 the squad has been reduced to 24 outfield players as preparations continue for the Euro Hockey U18 Championship in Cork from 24-30 July 2016

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Double triumph for JW Anderson at British Fashion Awards

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Immensely proud of past pupil JW Anderson who has become the first fashion designer to scoop the prize for both womenswear and menswear at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night.

 

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BASE 2016 National Business & Accounting Competition

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On 11th November 2015, six A2 Business Studies students competed in the BASE 2016 National Business & Accounting competition at The Hilton in Belfast.  This was organised by ICAEW (International Chartered Accountants England & Wales) who are a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants worldwide.

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Make this Friday Red and Black!

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We need your help.

This Friday (27th November) shops across the uk will be holding the biggest sales of the year, meaning it’s the perfect time to pick up party dresses, grab gifts and take advantage of tech bargains.

Don’t forget you can collect free donations for Rainey Endowed School – Magherafelt every time you shop online thanks to easyfundraising.org.uk.

There are nearly 3,000 shops on board, ready to make a free donation to us – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra.

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

1. Join – Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/raineyendowed and sign up for free.
2. Shop – Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first, pick the retailer you want and start shopping.
3. Raise – After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Rainey Endowed School – Magherafelt for no extra cost whatsoever!

Thank you for your support this Give Back Friday.

Rainey ES 1st XV good run continues

On Wednesday 18th November the ’P Keenan Road Surfacing’ sponsored Rainey ES 1st XV played Ballymena Academy. The conditions were extremely difficult which would make open rugby difficult.  With a strong wind at their backs, Rainey started brightly enjoying a lot of possession. Intelligent kicking from Lorcan Quinn and Matthew Smyth put Rainey in good attacking positions. An excellent lineout catch from Neal Hastings gave Adam Currie the chance to run at the Ballymena defence and he powered through a couple of tackles to score close to the posts. Lorcan Quinn converted to give Rainey a 7-0 lead.

Playing into a stiff breeze Ballymena were finding it difficult to get out of the own half. A Matthew Mulholland kick forced the visitors deep into their 22. A well worked move involving Richard Winder and Adam Hunter created an opportunity for Cameron Stewart and he did well to reach the line scoring Rainey’s 2nd try. Lorcan Quinn added the conversion to make it 14-0. The home side continued to press and a third try followed when Matthew Smyth showed footwork to score. This made the score 19-0.

The Ballymena players were struggling with the conditions and the pressure exerted by Rainey. Up front Andrew Nevin and Wallace Bruce were doing good work. This led to a fourth Rainey try. Good ball from the forwards reached Michael Lynn who made progress down the wing before finding Matthew Mulholland in support. Matthew’s speed took him beyond the defenders and over the line for a fine try. Lorcan Quinn converted to increase the lead to 26-0. With half time approaching excellent work from Matthew Gordon forced a Ballymena mistake and Adam Thornton showed great awareness to pounce on the ball and go on to score. Lorcan Quinn converted to make it 33-0.

The second half started with Rainey facing the elements. A couple of simple mistakes from the home side gave Ballymena some dangerous attacking positions. However, excellent defensive work from Andrew Hawe prevented a certain score. The pressure from the visitors eventually told and they scored to close the gap to 33-7. This gave the Ballymena boys hope and they came at the Rainey defence again. The confidence and intensity that Rainey showed in the first half seemed to be missing. It wasn’t before long that Ballymena forced a second try. This made the score 33-14.

Rainey, however, came up with the perfect response. Todd Smyth started an attack deep in the Rainey half. Mark Mulholland then displayed fine skill to carry the ball into the visitor’s territory. Gregory Conway found space and fed Neal Hastings who made the line to score a very good try. Lorcan Quinn kicked an excellent conversion into the wind to make it 40-14. As time ran out Nathan Lennox and Connor Stringer did some important work in defence. The game ended with no further scores and an excellent 40-14 win for Rainey. This was another pleasing performance which the whole squad can take satisfaction from. However, they must but careful not to drop their intensity as this lets the opposition back into the game.

The ‘James Reid Building Contractor (Maghera)’ sponsored Medallion continued their good run with a convincing win over Ballymena. They won the game by 41-0 with tries from David Dripps (3), Ben Aspell, Harry Evans, Adam McCrum and Bryan Hall.  Karl Warner kicked 3 conversions.

The U14s turned around a large point’s difference from last season by winning 14-7. They produced a real gutsy performance, scoring tries from Ross Speers and Abban McCloy. Ross kicked 2 conversions.  However, the U13s came up against a much bigger Ballymena side losing 37-0. The U13B’s also found the going tough against a very physical side losing 32-5. Cameron Smyth scored the Rainey try.

The U12s had their first taste of competitive rugby when they hosted Belfast Royal Academy and Limavady GS in a blitz. The U12A beat BRA ‘B’ 35-0 with tries from Thomas Smyth (2), Matthew Thom (2), Simon Matterson, Ben Brown and Jake McConnell. They also drew with Limavady GS A with Matthew Thom, Thomas Smyth and Jake McConnell scoring. They then lost to BRA ‘A’ 30-15 with Jake McConnell, Cameron Smyth and Simon Matterson scoring tries. The U12B beat BRA ‘C’ 35 15 with Brian McKenna (2), Dylan Wilson (2), Lee Lennox, Samuel Bruce and Jacob Bell scoring tries. They then lost 25-15 to Limavady GS with Lee McGucken, Lee Lennox and Dylan Wilson scoring. The U12C defeated BRA ‘D’ 30-15 with Jonnie Boyle (2), Dylan Wilson (2), Brian McKenna and Samuel Ballentine scoring. They also beat Limavady GS ‘C’ with Dylan Wilson (2), Jonnie Boyle (2) and Brian McKenna scoring.

This week’s fixtures are against Omagh Academy. On Wednesday 25th the 1st XV play Omagh Academy at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena Cookstown. Kick off 4.15pm. On Saturday the U14s, the U13A and U13B play Omagh Academy at home with 9.45 am kick offs. all support welcome.

The Medallion travel to England on Thursday for a short tour. They will play King Edward VI School Stratford and Hinckley Academy. They will also go to watch a premiership rugby game at Franklins Garden and a premiership football game at Villa Park.

 

 

U12s play first game for Rainey ES

On Friday 20th November the U12s had their first taste of competitive rugby when they hosted Belfast Royal Academy and Limavady GS in a blitz. The U12A beat BRA ‘B’ 35-0 with tries from Thomas Smyth (2), Matthew Thom (2), Simon Matterson, Ben Brown and Jake McConnell. They also drew with Limavady GS A with Matthew Thom, Thomas Smyth and Jake McConnell scoring. They then lost to BRA ‘A’ 30-15 with Jake McConnell, Cameron Smyth and Simon Matterson scoring tries. The U12B beat BRA ‘C’ 35 15 with Brian McKenna (2), Dylan Wilson (2), Lee Lennox, Samuel Bruce and Jacob Bell scoring tries. They then lost 25-15 to Limavady GS with Lee McGucken, Lee Lennox and Dylan Wilson scoring. The U12C defeated BRA ‘D’ 30-15 with Jonnie Boyle (2), Dylan Wilson (2), Brian McKenna and Samuel Ballentine scoring. They also beat Limavady GS ‘C’ with Dylan Wilson (2), Jonnie Boyle (2) and Brian McKenna scoring.
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Mr James Reid of James Reid Building Contractors (Maghera) presents fleeces

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Mr James Reid of James Reid Building Contractors (Maghera) presents fleeces to the Rainey ES Medallion squad that he kindly sponsored. Included in the photo are Gavin Currie, Graeme Eastwood, David Dripps, Mr James Reid and Anish Bedi.

Nathan Currie of N & J Diecast and Toys presents shirts to the Rainey ES Medallion

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Nathan Currie of N & J Diecast and Toys presents shirts to the Rainey ES Medallion squad that he kindly sponsored. Included in the photo are Callum Donnelly, Graeme Eastwood, Gavin Currie, Nathan Currie and Rory Bradley

 

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Spires Oral Care Sponsor Match Ball

Anne Matterson presents Thomas Smyth of Rainey Endowed School Rugby with the match ball kindly sponsored by Spires Oral Care for the weekend matches against Ballymena Academy

 

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