Rainey Rugby results v Enniskillen RGS – 6 october 2018

Rainey ES 15 Enniskillen RGS 7 (HT 5 7). In an extremely tight first half ERGS took the lead with s a converted try to make it 7 0. At the end of the half a fine Rainey attack saw Jonathan Drennan put David Dripps in the corner. The conversion was missed to leave it 7 5 at half time. ERGS enjoyed a lot of possession at the start of the second half but Rainey defended strongly. Rainey then scored another top try when Aidan McDonald and Ross Speers combined to put David Dripps in space. He showed excellent pace to touchdown under the posts. Harry Evans converted to make it 12 7. Rainey controlled the end of the game and with time running out Harry Evans kicked a penalty to give Rainey a 15 7 victory in a close but entertaining game.
2nd XV won 24 17 with tries from Matthew Carson, Lee Montgomery, Reuben Bell and Leon Martin. Ben Barfoot and Aaron Caldwell each kicked a conversion.
Medallion won 31 7 with tries from Ben Brown (2), James Campbell, Louis Regan and Odhran Harney. Louis Regan kicked 3 conversions.
U14s lost 50 7 with Jayden Shiels scoring the try and Jack McCavana kicking a conversion.
U13s lost 20 17 with Nathan Overend, Isaac Nelson and Glenn Caldwell scoring tries. James Cappell kicked a conversion.
Well done all players and coaches

Rainey Rugby results Saturday 29 September 1st XV v Portadown College

26 Rainey ES 22 (HT 7 0). In a pretty even first half Portadown scored right on the stroke of the half to lead 7 0. They followed this up with another try at the start of the2nd half to make it 14 0. Rainey then responded with a Rory Bradley try and a Jonathan Drennan conversion. In a really entertaining game Portadown scored again to make it 21 7. Rainey then dominated the next 20 minutes scoring 3 tries by Bryn Davies (2) and an excellent David Dripps try. This gave Rainey a 22 21 lead. With the last play of the game Portadown scored in the corner to win an exciting game 26 22.
2nd XV lost 19 5 to Portadown College with Marc Seffen scoring the try
Medallions lost 24-17 to Portadown College with tries from Matthew Thom, Jake McConnell and Ben Brown.Louis Regan converted one try.
Rainey U14s lost 32 – 38 Killycomaine JHS. Jack Atkinson scored 3 tries and Sam Lennox 1. Jack McCavana kicked 2 conversions. Rainey U13s won 17 – 10 against Killycomaine.
Nathan Overend scored 3 tries and James Cappell kicked 1 conversion.
The U12s played 2 training games against Cambridge House. Well done all players and coaches

Rainey Rugby senior results v Foyle College Rainey – 22 september 20-18

1st XV won 28 0 with tries from Ross Speers 2, Jonathan Drennan and Bryan Hall. Jonathan Drennan also kicked 4 conversions. Rainey 2nd XV won 42 5 with tries from Joshua Johnston 2, Callum Bolton 2, Reuben Bell and Matthew Walshe. Joshua Johnston kicked 3 conversions. Rainey U13s won 12 – 7 with tries from
Nathan Overend and
Charlie McConvell
James Cappell kicked 1 conversion
Rainey U14s drew 19 – 19
Sean Bentley,
Sam Lennox and
Jayden Shiels scored tries.
Jack McCavana kicked 2 conversions.

Rainey Medallion won 31 – 0.
Cameron Smyth,
Harry Currie,
Calum Nugent,
Brian McKenna and
Ben Brown scored tries.
Louis Regan kicked 3 conversions.
Well done all players and coaches.

Rainey U13s 12 – 7 Foyle U13s – 22 September

Rainey U13s 12 – 7 Foyle U13s
Nathan overend 1 try
Charlie mcconvell 1 try
James Cappell 1 conversion
Rainey U14s 19 – 19 Foyle U14s
Sean Bentley 1 try
Sam Lennox 1 try
Jayden Shiels 1 try
Jack mccavana 2 conversions
Rainey Medallion 31 – 0 Foyle Medallion
Cameron smyth 1 try
Harry currie 1 try
Calum nugent 1 try
Brian McKenna 1 try
Ben brown 1 try
Louis Regan 3 conversion

Rainey Vs Dalriada – Saturday 15 September 2018

Rainey ES Rugby results v Dalriada.
1st XV won 56 7 and therefore regained the ‘Topping Cup’. The try scorers were Karl Warner 2, Bryan Hall, Ross Speers, Rory Bradley, Ciaran Doyle, Jonathan Drennan and Jack Bresland. Harry Evans had a 100% success rate with his boot kicking all 8 conversions.2nd XV won 62 0 with tries from Max Millar, Ryan McGuckin, Matthew Cowan, Callum Donnelly, James Mawhinney, Leon Martin, Seb Hastings and Adam McCrum.

U13s lost 7 – 12 with a try from Glenn Caldwell and a conversion from James Cappell.

The U14s lost 17 – 55 Dalriada with tries from Sam Hutchinson,Matthew Booth and
Sam Lennox.
Jack McCavana kicked 1 conversion 

The Medallion lost 0 – 10. Great effort all players and coaches.

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.