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.
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
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.
Chair of Rainey Rugby Fundraising Committee
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.
Rainey Rugby Parents Fundraising group organised a very successful ‘Cow Clap’ fundraising event in April. £500 from the event was donated to the charity ‘Cardiac Risk in the Young’. Ian McCall representing CRY came into school on Friday 30th September to accept the cheque. Included in the photograph is Headmaster Mr Mark McCullough, 1st XV Captain Adam Currie, CRY Representative Mr Ian McCall and Head of Rugby Mr Chris Campbell. #raineyrugby
Declan McKendry from Dixons Contractors, who are currently building the new Sports Hall, presenting a new set of playing shirts to some of the Medallion Rugby Squad. Rainey Rugby are delighted to be associated with Dixons Contractors and thank them for their kind sponsorship. Included in the photo are :- Ross Speers, Joshua Johnston, Declan McKendry (Dixons Contractors), Dave McClelland (Medallion Coach), Max Millar and Joel Bell. #raineyrugby
Barbara McVicker from McKeown & Co. Chartered Certified Accountants presenting a new set of playing shirts to some of the Medallion Rugby Squad. Rainey Rugby are delighted to be associated with McKeown & Co. Chartered Certified Accountants and thank them for their kind sponsorship. Included in the photo are :- Ben Lyttle, Luke McVicker, Barbara McVicker (McKeown & Co. Chartered Certified Accountants), Dave McClelland (Medallion Coach), Sebastian Hastings and Ryan McGuckin. #raineyrugby
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.
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.
Welcome back to the new Rainey Rugby season.
It is hoped that it will be a really enjoyable and successful year.
Please note some fixtures may change, but we will keep you informed.