Rainey Rugby report on the Danske Bank Schools Cup Round 3 game.

Rainey ES 1st XV 13 Portadown College 1st XV 5 (HT 10 5). Rainey started the game with a great intensity putting Portadown under pressure. After many phases Ciaran Doyle almost scored in the left corner. However excellent ball retention created a second chance for Rainey and this time Ciaran crossed to give Rainey a 5 0 lead. Harry Evans struck the post with the conversion. Portadown then made their own statement when after some clever play they scored in the corner to level the game at 5 5. Not to be out done Rainey playing into a strong breeze continued to attack smartly. Scrum half Ben McCloskey broke blind and fed number 8 Jack Bresland who showed fine hands to put full back Karl Warner in at the corner. This gave Rainey a 10 5 lead. Although both sides attempted to create chances the score remained 10 5 to half time. With the wind at their backs Rainey attacked in the second half but some unforced errors and sound Portadown tackling keep Rainey out. Portadown then enjoyed a lot of the ball without threatening the home line. Important tackling particularly from Adam Thornton and Bryn Davies stopped some promising moves. With the clock ticking down Rainey enjoyed good field position. This pressure eventually told and visitors conceded a penalty which Harry Evans kicked to make it 13 5. This enabled Rainey to close out a full blooded Cup game.
Rainey will now either play Bangor GS or Omagh Academy away on Saturday 3rd February. Please keep the date free.


Congratulations to Rainey Rugby players Jake, Leon and Ben



Congratulations to Rainey Rugby players Jake McConnell, Leon Martin and Ben Brown who have been selected for the Ulster Schools U16 Development Squad.
Excellent achievement boys and Rainey wishes you well in your involvement with the squad.

Rainey Rugby results Saturday 6th January 2018

A big congratulations to Rainey Endowed School 1st XV who defeated Belfast HS in Round 2 of the Danske Bank Schools Cup.

Rainey ES 1st XV 40 Belfast HS 1st XV 15 (HT 21 8). A Rainey error at the kickoff gave Belfast HS a good attacking position which they kicked a penalty from to lead 3 0. Rainey then went on the attack and from a charge down Bryn Davies scored and Harry Evans converted to make it 7 3. After a period of Rainey pressure another Bryn Davies try and Harry Evans conversion made it 14 3. After a Rainey error in their in goal area Belfast HS scored in the corner to make it 14 8. Right on the stroke of half time a nice move by Rainey resulted in Karl Warner scoring with Harry Evans converting to make it 21 8. Belfast HS scored first in the second half to close the gap to 21 15. Rainey again responded immediately with Ciaran Doyle crossing to make it 26 15. Belfast HS continued to make it difficult for Rainey. However, Rainey showed what they can do with 2 further tries from Bryn Davies who completed his hatrick and Jack Bresland. Harry Evans converted both to make the final score 40 15 in Rainey’s favour. Rainey now play Portadown College in Round 3 on Saturday 20th January. The game is at home and it is hoped a big crowd will attend.

The Medallion and U14s also played against Ballyclare HS. The Medallion won 21-15 with tries from Peter McGinley, Matthew Cowan and Matthew Carson. Reuben Bell kicked 3 conversions.

The U14s lost 26 19. The Rainey try scorers were Nathan Hutchinson and Jake McConnell (2).Louis Regan kicked 2 conversions.

Rainey V @susrugby – Saturday 16 December 2017

Rainey ES Rugby results v Sullivan. Sullivan 1st XV 10 Rainey ES 1st XV 26 (HT 0 7). Sullivan started on top but could not break a well organised Rainey defence. As the half progressed Rainey took control and scored a try by David Atkinson. Harry Evans converted. Rainey attacked relentlessly in the second half scoring 3 further tries by Brian Hall and Bryn Davies (2). Harry Evans kicked 2 conversions. At 26 nil and time running out Rainey dropped their concentration to allow Sullivan to score 2 late tries. Final score Sullivan 10 Rainey ES 26.
Rainey ES 2nd XV put in one of their best performances of the season to win 17 10.
Sam Hardy scored 2 tries and kicked 1 coversion. Rory Bradley also scored a try.

The Medallion lost 38-12 with Matthew Dripps and Sam Clarke scoring tries. Daniel Barfoot kicked a conversion. Well done everyone.


#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 2 December 2017 v @rsarmagh

RS Armagh 1st XV 47 Rainey ES 1st XV 0 (HT 26 0). A strong home side just to strong for a Rainey team who were missing a number of regulars. The Rainey players however had a good 2nd half making Armagh fight right to the end.
2nd XV last 35 7 with the try and conversion by Jonathan Drennan.
Medallion lost 17-13 with a penalty try and two penalties from Daniel Barfoot.
U14s won 19-5 with tries from Ben brown, 
Nathan Hutchinson and
Cameron smyth.
Louis Regan kicked 2 conversions.
U13s won 15-14 with 2 tries from Jack Atkinson and one from
Sam Lennox.
Well done everyone.

Saturday 2 December 2017

#raineyrugby results from U12 blitz @ballyclarehigh. In the first game against Friends, Rainey ES A team drew 5 5 with James Cappell scoring the try. In the B game against Friends, Rainey lost 5 0. In their second game against Ballyclare HS the A team won 25 15 with the tries scored by James Cappell (2), Ronan McGuckin, Nathan Overend and Billy Allen. The B Team in their second game also against Ballyclare HS lost 35 30. The Rainey try scorers were Jamie Ewart (2), Luke Francis (2), Frazer Clarke and Curtis Neill. Well done everyone.

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 14 October 2017 v Strabane Academy.

A Rainey ES Select XV defeated Strabane Academy 1st XV 28 0 (HT 14 0). First half tries from Adam Thornton and a lovely individual effort from Annan McCloy together with 2 Sam Hardy conversions gave Rainey a 14 0 half time lead. With Rainey making many changes in the 2nd half they went on to score 2 further tries by Gregory Conway and Michael McIvor-New. Sam Hardy kicked both conversions to give Rainey victory against a very committed Strabane team.

The Medallion won 47 0 with tries from Ryan Brown (2), Peter McGinley (2), Sam Clarke, Matthew Carson and James Mawhinney. Daniel Barfoot kicked 6 conversions.

The U14s won 34-13 with tries from
Calum nugent (5) and
Ben McCrystal.
Louis Regan and
Dylan Wilson each kicked a conversion.
Well done everyone.

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 7 October 2017 v Enniskillen RGS

In the 1st XV game Enniskillen RHS 38 Rainey ES 14 (HT 24 7). A Rainey team missing a number of players took time to settle letting ERGS in for 2 early tries. RES then came into the game scoring a try by Bryan Hall which was converted by Karl Warner. With RES starting to gain control an injury to an ERGS player meant the game had to be switched to another pitch. Things then went wrong for RES when they conceded 2 more tries and lost a few players to injury. In the 2nd half a second try from Bryan Hall and conversion from Karl Warner got RES close on the score board. However, with so many changes the young RES players although giving everything found the going difficult and conceded 2 late tries.

The 2nd XV lost 34 7 with Annan McCloy scoring a try and Ryan McGuckin converting.
The Medallion lost to an unbeaten Enniskillen RGS side 40 0.
U14s won 23-7 with tries from
Calum Nugent 1 try
Ben brown 2 tries and
Louis Regan 1 try and conversion
Louis Regan also kicked 2 penalties.

U13s lost 19-10 with tries from
Jack Atkinson 1 try and
Travis harkness 1 try.
Great effort from all our players.

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 30 September 2017

#raineyrugby results Saturday 30th September against @pcportadown – 1st XV Rainey ES 31 Portadown College 21 (HT 17). Rainey started very well but Portadown took the lead with a break away try against the run of play. Rainey recovered and continued to play enterprising rugby. This resulted in 3 tries from Adam McCrum, Bryan Hall and Paul McErlean before half time. Harry Evans kicked 1 conversion. Rainey started the second half in fine style and scored two quick tries by Jonathan Drennan and Jonah Hastings. Harry Evans converted both. With Rainey leading 31 7 they dropped their intensity and to their credit Portadown took advantage. They scored 2 late converted tries to leave the final score in the Vincent Doyle Memorial Cup 31 21.

2nd XV lost 19 7 with David Dripps scoring a try and Sam Hardy kicking a conversion.

The Medallion won 36 5 with tries from James Mawhinney (2),Daniel Barfoot, Anton Bell, Shea Conway and
Matthew Cowan. Daniel Barfoot kicked
3 conversions
The junior results against Clounagh JHS
U14s won 26-0
A try each Cameron Smyth, Tyler McGuckin and two tries from Ben Brown. Louis Regan kicked 3 conversions

U13s lost 31-25
A try each from Travis Harkness, Jack Atkinson, Jack Keatley, Sam Lennox and Shea McIvor.

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#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 23 September v @foylecollege & @CampbellCollege

Rainey ES 1st XV 47 Foyle College 1st XV 0 (HT 19 0). Rainey dominated the 1st half scoring tries from Karl Warner, Patrick McGowan and Harry Evans. Karl Warner also kicked 2 conversions. Foyle’s defence was extremely gutsy. In the 2nd half Rainey scored an opening try from Ciaran Doyle. Rainey then made a number of changes. Jacob McGookin and the impressive Ross Speers scored on their first debuts. Karl Warner scored his 2nd try and kicked 4 conversions to give Rainey a sound victory.

Rainey ES 2nd XV defeated Foyle College 2nd XV 75-0. The Rainey try scorers were, Aidan McDonald 3 tries, Michael McIvor-New 2 tries, Ross Speers 2 tries, Marc Seffen 1 try, Shea McElhone 1 try, Ben Barfoot 1 try and Callum Donnelly 1 try. Sam Hardy kicked 7 conversions and Michael McIvor-New kicked 3 conversions.

Rainey ES U16s defeated Campbell College 4th XV 34-17. Abban McCloy scored 4 tries and Seb Hastings scored 2 tries. Joshua Johnston kicked 2 conversions.
U13s lost 7-30 to Foyle with a try from Sam Lennox. Mikey Lee Kelly kicked the conversion.

U14s lost 19-30 to Foyle.
Ben Brown scored two tries and Andrew Stewart scored one try. Two conversions from Louis Regan.
Well done everyone.

#raineyrugby Results – Friday 22 September 2017


Rainey ES played their first game for their new school today. The opposition was Dalriada. The U12s had a successful afternoon winning 2 games and losing 1. It was a great display of committed and entertaining rugby from all 3 Rainey teams. The Rainey try scorers were Isaac Wilson, Billy Allen, Nathan Overend, James Cappell, Stefan Lloyd Evans, Charlie Ross, Brian Martin, James Gilbert, Jude McCann, Harry McLean and John Mawhinney. Thanks to Dalriada for the games. Well done to all our U12 players.

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 16 September 2017 v @DalriadaSchool

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 16 September 2017 v @DalriadaSchool
1st XV lost 20 0. The 2nd XV lost 15-7 with Aidan McDonald scoring a try. Sam Hardy kicked the conversion. The Medallion won 57-0 with tries from Shea Conway (4), Rueben Bell, James Mawhinney, Matthew Dripps, Matthew Carson and
Joshua Overend. Daniel Barfoot kicked
6 conversions
The U14s won 22-10. The try scorers were Ben Brown (2), Calum Nugent and Nathan Hutchinson. Louis Regan kicked 1 conversion. The U13s won 17-14
Jack Atkinson
Jack McCavana and
Sam Lennox all scored a try each
Mikey Lee Kelly kicked 1 conversion


#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 9 September 2017

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 9 September 2017 v @regenthousesch

Rainey ES 1st XV 12 Regent 1st XV 8 (HT 0 3). Rainey threatened in the first half but couldn’t cross the line. In the second half Jack Bresland scored after a break by Harry Evans. Harry then converted. Regent replied with a try to make it 8 7. Rainey displayed excellent character in the final minutes with Aidan MacDonald scoring the winning try in the corner. Final score 12 8.
Rainey ES 2nd XV won24 – 5.
Try Scorers – Mark Slane, Callum Donelly, Ben Barfoot and Tim Campbell
Rainey ES Medallion won 45-5
Try scorers;
Mark Kissick 2
Matthew Carson 1
Leon Martin 1
Tom Allingham 2 and
James Mawhinney 1
Daniel Barfoot converted 5 tries.
The U13B lost 15 5 with Zac Armstrong scoring the Rainey try.

U13A drew 15-15 – 2 tries from Jack Atkinson and 1 from Sean Bentley

U14A won 39-0 – 2 tries from Calum Nugent, 1 try from Matthew Thom, 1 try from Louis Regan, 1 try from Ben Brown, 1 try from Andrew Stewart, 1 try from Jake McConnell and 2 conversations from Louis Regan.
A great set of results. Well done to all at Rainey Rugby.


Rainey do cup double over @RegentHouseSch

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Rainey ES 1st XV played their rescheduled Danske Bank School Cup game on Wednesday 25th January. After the frost on Saturday, Wednesday’s conditions were much better. Playing with a slight breeze Regent House went immediately on the attack, dominating both territory and possession.


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Rainey ES v Portadown College 19 Rainey ES 31

Rainey ES v Portadown College 19 Rainey ES 31 (HT 12 12). #raineyrugby Rainey started strongly scoring early through Adam Thornton. However they failed to press home their initiative and let Portsdown in for a converted try and a 7 5 lead. Rainey regained the lead with a Adam Currie try and a Jac Lloyd Evans conversion. Just before half time a driving lineout resulted in a Portadown try and a share of the spoils at half time. At the start of the 2nd half Rainey failed to deal with the kick off and Portsdown scored to go 19 12 up. To their credit the young Rainey side then took the game by the scruff of the neck dominating both possession and territory until the end. They scored 3 tries by Andrew Hawe and Bryn Davies (2) with Jac Lloyd Evans kicking 2 conversions. 2nd XV won 21 0 with tries from Aaron Hamilton, Todd Smyth and Paul McErlean. Michael McIvor kicked 3 conversions. Medallion lost 36 5 with Ross Speers scoring the try. Junior results v Clounagh JHS. U14s won 52 7 with tries from Leon Martin (2), Shea Conway (2), Matthew Dripps (2), Peter McGinley and Matthew Carson. Daniel Barfoot kicked 5 conversions and Matthew Kissick kicked 1. U13s won 51 5 with tries from Ben Brown (3), Tyler McGuckin (2), Thomas Smyth (2), Ben McCrystal and Brian McKenna. Louis Regan kicked 3 conversions.

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Rainey and Dalriada share the spoils

On Saturday 17 September the ‘P Keenan’ sponsored Rainey ES 1st XV hosted Dalriada. They were competing for the ‘Arthur Topping Cup’ in memory of Arthur who taught in both schools. In perfect conditions Rainey started brightly with Richard Winder and Aaron Hamilton forcing Dalriada back. Rainey created a number of chances and eventually crossed the Dalriada line when Karl Warner put Ciaran Doyle into space. Ciaran showed great pace to get the touch down. Leading 5 0 Rainey continued to attack but Dalriada gradually forced their way into the game. Up front Matthew Gordon, Connor Stringer and William Drennan were getting through a lot of work. However, with half time approaching Dalriada scored a converted try to give them a 7 5 half time lead.


In the second half Rainey attacked encouragingly but the Dalriada defence held firm. David Atkinson, Bryan Hall and Andrew Hawe all put the visiting defence under pressure but Rainey’s second score failed to materialise. Then Ben McCloskey broke down the blind side. He fed Adam Thornton and then Gregory Conway continued the attack. When the ball was recycled Adam Currie carried the ball forward. When the ball was given to David Dripps he used excellent skill to grubber though and follow up his kick to score close to the posts. Karl Warner converted the conversion to give Rainey a 12 7 lead.


Dalriada went back on the attack and made Rainey defend for a period of time. Although Rainey defended courageously the pressure eventually told and they scored in the corner to level the score at 12 12. As the game drew to a close, Andrew Nevin, Todd Smyth Jonah Hastings and Stuart Drennan all attempted to get the winning try but Dalriada defended well. The game ended in a 12 12 draw, with both teams reasonably satisfied.


The ‘Quinns Coach Hire’ sponsored 2nd XV lost 27 0.
The U16 XV won 22 7 with tries from Adam McCrum (3) and Matthew Dunlop. Jonathan Drennan also kicked a conversion.
The ‘Dixons Contractors’ sponsored Medallion team won 26 5 with tries from Marc Seffen, Jonathan Davis, Abban McCloy and Ross Speers. Ross also kicked 3 conversions.
The U14 XV won 48 7 with tries from Matthew Cowan (3), Matthew Carson (2), Shea Conway (2) and Eoin Garvey. Daniel Barfoot kicked 4 conversions.
The U13 XV won 38 0 with tries from Ben Brown (3), Callum Nugent (2), and Cameron Smyth. Louis Regen kicked 4 conversions.
Well done all Rainey Rugby players and coaches.




Rugby Results – Saturday 10 September 2016

Regent 45 Rainey 31 (HT 10 26).

Rainey played excellent rugby in the first half scoring 4 tries through Connor Stringer, David Atkinson, David Dripps and Ciaran Doyle. Adam Hunter kicked 3 conversions. Unfortunately Rainey thought they had the job done and dropped their intensity. Regent stormed back to win. Rainey got one try in the second half by Aaron Hamilton.
2nd XV won 33 17 – scorers Michael McIvor 1 try and 4 conversions, with tries from Bryan Hall, Ross Clarke, Paul McErlean and Jonah Hastings. The Medallion lost 36 12 with Ross Speers scoring a try and a conversion. Johny Davis scored a try. U14s won 45 5 scorers to follow. U13 won 60 0 scorers to follow.



Rainey ES fall at the semi finals

On Saturday 5th March the ‘P Keenan Road Surfacing’ sponsored Rainey ES welcomed Down HS in the semi-final of the Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield. In excellent conditions, the winners knew that a victory would send them to the Ravenhill final on the 14th March.

In front of a really large crowd Rainey started strongly forcing Down deep into their own half. With Rainey dominating possession, forwards Wallace Bruce, Matthew Gordon and Andrew Nevin made a dent in the visiting defence. A neat break by winger Adam Hunter was stopped illegally by the visitors and Lorcan Quinn was just off target with the conversion. The home side continued to attack and a neat break by Lorcan Quinn almost led to the first try. The pressure however, did eventually tell. Andrew Hawe and Adam Thornton did the hard work close to the Down line and when the ball was recycled Lorcan Quinn reacted quickest to touch down. He was very unlucky with his conversion as it rebounded of the crossbar. Rainey led 5 0. This try seemed to give Down a wakeup call. From the kick off they raised their game putting Rainey under pressure. Excellent defence from Rainey, in particular Captain Andrew Brown and Cameron Stewart keep them out, but sheer determination got them a try in the corner. The score was now 5 5. The visitors regained possession from the kick off and came at Rainey again, earning a penalty which they kicked to make it 5 8.

Rainey were finding it difficult to get their hands on the ball and with half time approaching Down scored and converted a second try to make it 5 15. With the whistle about to sound Rainey attacked. Anton Lupari broke the gain line and fed Mark Mulholland but good Down tackling kept them out. The half time whistle sounded with Down leading by 10 points.

The second half started with Down kicking a penalty to make it 5 18. Rainey now knew they had to ‘throw caution to the wind’ and have a go at Down. This courageous approach almost got a couple of scores with Matthew Mulholland and Michael Lynn both making nice breaks. But, when you are chasing a game mistakes can be costly. In the space of 5 minutes 2 Rainey mistakes cost 14 points. Down intercepted a pass and hacked a dropped pass, both which led to converted tries. Down now led 5 32.

To the tribute of the Rainey players they kept attacking Down. A jinking run from Matthew Smyth put the Magherafelt boys deep in the Down HS territory. After good from Neal Hastings and Anton Lupari, Cameron Stewart crashed over for a try. The score was now 10 32. With time running out misunderstanding in the Rainey defence gifted Down a final try it was converted to give them a 10 39 victory.

Although on the day, Down HS deserved their win, the score line flattered them. While not at their best the layers players can be extremely proud of their effort and commitment. They never gave up and did their school proud.

Many thanks to the large crowd who turned up to support the team. Also thanks to the Rainey Rugby Parents Committee for all their hard work Barbequing and manning Rainey Ruck Shop.


Rainey ES U12s defeat @foylecollege

On Friday 26th February Rainey ES U12s put in an impressive performance to defeat Foyle College 32 0.


Rainey ES progress to semi finals

On Wednesday 24th February the ‘P Keenan Road Surfacing’ sponsored Rainey ES travelled to Regent House for the replay of the Quarter final of the Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield. Rainey and Regent had played out a hard fought draw on Saturday and on the evidence of this game there was very little between the teams.

Rainey knew a good start was important, so elected to play with the wind. An excellent kick off from Matthew Smyth forced Regent back to their own line. Good work at the breakdown resulted in a Rainey turn over. Great driving work by Wallace Bruce and William Drennan set up a scoring opportunity for Lorcan Quinn who darted through a gap to score. Lorcan stepped up to convert his own try to give Rainey a 7 0 lead.

Rainey continued to dominate both possession and territory but couldn’t get the second score they deserved. They put themselves into some excellent positions but crucial mistakes in key attacking areas let them down. Regent were finding it difficult to get into the game but a missed tackle in midfield gave the Regent centre the opportunity to run in a try. The conversion was kicked and the scores were level at 7 7. This gave Rainey a warning but to their credit went back on the attack. A great carry from Matthew Gordon set up Neal Hastings who powered forward but was held up over the line. With the Magherafelt boys attacking at every opportunity Regent cleared their lines with a few loose kicks. These kicks were dealt with expertly by Matthew Mulholland and Adam Hunter who put Regent under pressure with clever counter attacking. With half time approaching Regent were penalised after a fine break from Matthew Smyth. Lorcan Quinn converted the penalty to make it 10 7 at half time.

Playing into the breeze Rainey put pressure on Regent right from the kick off. They were playing with real purpose forcing Regent deep into their half. The intensity of the Rainey defence, particularly from centres Andrew Brown and Mark Mulholland, was a real positive for the visitors. Rainey forced Regent into a number of errors and Andrew Nevin capitalised with a number of strong runs. As the half progressed the enthusiasm within the Rainey ranks grew and many of the line breaks were well supported, in particular, Andrew Hawe continuing many promising breaks.

The variety of the Rainey attack was causing Rainey problems. A well timed back move involving Andrew Brown and Mark Mulholland put Michael Lynn in space. Michael beat his opposite man before being stopped illegally. Rainey kicked to the corner and from the lineout Anton Lupari drove over the line for an important try. Lorcan Quinn kicked an excellent conversion into the wind to increase the lead to 17 7. A lapse in concentration at the kick off gave Regent a penalty which they converted to make it 17 10.

Rainey responded positively to this set back going straight back on the attack. Many super breaks, especially by Adam Thornton and Anton Lupari, kept Rainey on the front foot. With time running out Rainey kept Regent deep in their own half. However, with full time approaching a couple of Regent penalties put the home team into the Rainey 22 for the first time in the match. With the ‘last play’ called Regent caught Rainey on the hop to score in the corner. To the relief of the large traveling support the conversion was missed and the final whistle sounded. Rainey had deservedly won 17 15.

This was a very mature and professional performance from Rainey. They dominated Regent throughout and never gave them time to settle. There was a lot more energy in this performance and they showed much more variety in attack. They will need more of the same when they play Down HS in the semi-final.

Other results this week included a comfortable win for the U12s over Foyle College. The U14s also had a big win defeating Carrickfergus GS. The U13s lost narrowly to Carrickfergus GS.

On Friday 4th March the U13s and U14s travel on their tour to Dublin. They play High School, Dublin on Saturday 5th March before going to watch Leinster play Ospreys in the Pro 12. The U12s also play on Friday. They travel to Belfast to play Grosvenor GS before going to watch Ulster play Zebre.

On Saturday 5th March the 1st XV play Down HS in the Quarter-Final of the Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield. The game is at home with a 11.00am kick off. All support welcome.



Photo 1 – Damien Lynn of ‘John Lynn Heating and Plumbing Ltd’ presenting new Hoodies to Rainey 1st XV players Michael Lynn and Cameron Stewart

Photo 2 – Andrew Nevin launches another attack

Photo 3 – Anton Lupari breaks from a scrum
Photo 4 – Neal Hastings beats a defender

Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield Quarter Final – @regenthousesch 15 v @raineyendowed 17

Danske Bank Subsidiary Shield Quarter Final Regent House 15 Rainey ES 17 (HT 7 10). Rainey started the game with the wind and real purpose. Great work by forwards Neal Hastings and Adam Thornton created an opening for Lorcan Quinn to score inside the first minute. Lorcan kicked the conversion to make it 7 0. Rainey continued on the offensive with Wallace Bruce and Andrew Hawe going close. In a rare excursion into the Rainey half Regent broke in midfield to score under the posts. The conversion was added to level it at 7 7. On the stroke Of halftime a fine break from Matthew Smyth resulted in a penalty which Lorcan Quinn converted to make it 7 10. Rainey started the second half with great intensity with Matthew Mulholland and Andrew Brown causing problems. The pressure eventually told when Anton Lupari powered over. Lorcan Quinn hit a super conversion into the wind to make it 7 17. Regent then kicked a penalty to make it 10 17. With the referee calling last play Regent scored in the corner but the conversion was unsuccessful and Rainey deservingly won 15 17. Thanks to all the supporters who traveled to Regent.