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.
On Wednesday 9th November, Anahorish, Castledawson, Desertmartin, Holy Family, Kilross, Knocknagin, Magherafelt, New Row and Spires Integrated Primary Schools all competed in the Rainey Endowed Football Frenzy event, hosted by the A2 Sports Science Pupils Committee at Rainey Endowed School.
The P6 pupils played all today eventually reaching the finals in both boys and girls competition; Holy Family Girls played New Row Girls and Anahorish Boys were against Holy Family Boys.
Following the U16 Interprovincial Tournament held last weekend in Cork, Irish Coach, Alison McNeill has selected a large training squad.
Speaking about her selection McNeill said ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the Interpros in Cork watching very competitive matches. It’s a strong group this year and we are looking forward to the trials in November and the coming year ahead”
Ulster Hockey’s U16 and U18 teams returned from their final competitive event of their respective seasons following the completion of Hockey Ireland’s U16 and U18 Female Inter Provincial series at the weekend. It proved a successful tournament for Ulster U16s as they became the first Ulster U16 group since 2013 to win the event while the U18s had to be content with a third placed finish.
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
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.
A team of 10 Rainey Endowed U13 girls’ soccer players travelled to Coleraine Grammar School for the annual Soccer 7’s football tournament on Tuesday 21st June, 2016.
The first match we played was Rainey v Limavady Grammar School. In this match we lost 1-0, however, this match was our first time playing as a team due the French trip, so it was a good effort for such a challenging opposition!
Many congratulations to Alex Burns and Lauren Mulholland, of Rainey Endowed School, who have been selected for an Ulster U18 Hockey Team. Lauren also has the honour of been selected as co-captain of this team. The girls will play for Ulster in a 3 match series against Wales in Cardiff in the period 24 to 26 June 2016.
Well done to the U13 and U15 Girls soccer teams who competed in the Northern Ireland Schools Super Festival Day at Belfast City Playing Field on Wednesday 15th June. This competition is open to all schools in Ulster. There were 14 sections of five schools in the U13 age group and 9 sections of 5 schools in the U15 age group, so this was an extremely high standard of competition.
U13 Girls Results
Rainey 1-0 Glastry Goalscorer- Aimee McClure
Rainey 0-2 Holycross
Rainey 1-1 Breda Goalscorer- Honor Graham
Rainey 0-1 Glengormley
U15 Girls managed to win their group with four wins out of four and reach the Quarter-Final stage where they lost out on penalties to Breda.
U15 Girls Results
Rainey 9-0 Sperrin B Goalscorers- Betty Scott 5, Sara Semple 3 and Lauren Bleaks
Rainey 5-0 Oakgrove Goalscorers- Betty Scott 3, Lauren Bleaks and Luci Stockman
Rainey 2-0 Carrick Goalscorers- Sara Semple and Betty Scott
Rainey 3-0 Assumption Goalscorers- Lauren Bleaks 2 and Sara Semple
Rainey 0-0 Breda
Lost 1-2 on penalties Sara Semple
Well done to both Rainey Teams who had a fanatic day’s soccer.
On Wednesday 18th May, the Southern Sports Partnership hosted its Sports Awards at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre to celebrate the sporting achievements of the young performers who have participated in the Southern Sports Academy over the past number of months.