Rainey Endowed School Rugby Fixtures 2017-2018

Rainey Endowed School Rugby Fixtures 2017-2018

#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 BBQ 27th October

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Rainey Rugby Family BBQ – 27th October at 8pm.
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#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.

Rainey pupil Bryn Davies represents Ulster


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Everyone at Rainey Rugby offer sincere congratulations to Bryn Davies for his achievement as part of a successful Ulster Schools’ U18 team. Bryn trained throughout the summer with the Schools’ squad, working really hard to improve aspects of his game and in the process impressing the coaches. Late in August the squad played two warm up games against English Premiership Academy Squads.


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#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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Congratulations David

Congratulations to Rainey senior rugby player David Dripps, when after training throughout the summer with the Ulster schools U17 rugby squad was selected for two games against the USA National U18s and Munster Schools U17s. David started the two games against the USA and made a number of decisive breaks. In the second game against the USA he played full game and began to display confidece with his positioning and defensive work. He also got more involved in play and was a threat with ball in hand. Unfortunately, Ulster did not win either game but David and his team mates gained valuable experience. In the game against Munster he started on the bench and again when called upon made an impact when he took to the pitch.

Well done David. This is a great honour for you and #RaineyRugby

#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.


Hockey/Rugby fundraising ‘End of Year’ disco

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Dear Parent/Guardian, please click here for a letter regarding the upcoming Hockey/Rugby fundraising ‘End of Year’ disco.

Senior Rugby Awards 2017


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The senior rugby awards were presented recently.

Well done everyone



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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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Photos from yesterday’s game v @regenthousesch

Some action shots from yesterday. #raineyrugby
Thank you to Mr David Hall for the photos.


Rainey v King Edwards

Rainey Rugby Family BBQ

Dear Parent

You may be aware that a Rainey School Rugby Fundraising Committee was established last year in response to reduced funding available for extracurricular activities with the aim of providing some financial assistance to help maintain rugby at the School at its present high standard.

In its augural year the Committee, with the generous support of sponsors, parents and the wider community, raised in excess of £10,000. This money was used in part to fund First Aid provision, purchase of new equipment, and to establish the ‘Ruck Shop’.  A full copy of the activities of the Committee and a financial statement can be found on the Rainey School website.

To start the 2016/17 fundraising campaign you are invited to attend a:

Rainey Endowed School Rugby – Family Barbeque


Friday 21st October 2016

The event commences at 8.30 pm

at the

Rainey Old Boys Rugby Football Club.


Tickets are £5 each, with children under the age of 3 free of charge.  The maximum cost to any family will be £20.

To reserve your tickets, please complete this proforma, include the appropriate payment and leave it in the School Office by Wednesday 19 October.  Tickets can then be collected at the door on the night of the barbeque.

This will be an opportunity for you to hear more about our fundraising activities, meet new people and become involved.

The Committee look forward to welcoming you and your family.


Alistair McGowan

Chair of Rainey Rugby Fundraising Committee



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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