Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships 2018

 

Cycling Ulster has announced the selection for the Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships to be held next week.

The team consists of 8 riders from all over Ulster. (4 boys and 4 girls).
Rainey is delighted to reveal that 3 out of the 8 rider team are Rainey pupils!
Darcey Harkness, Katie Neill and Travis Harkness will all travel to Hadleigh Park next week. As a school we wish them the very best and look forward to hearing of their experience. Go for it guys!

 

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Rainey Endowed are the Belfast Telegraph Schools’ Cup champions!

 

 

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An historic success by #raineyhockey this week!

 

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Congratulations Rainey Junior Hockey team


Congratulations Rainey Junior Hockey team who have made it 2/2 to reach the Ulster Cup final with a 2-1 win in silver goal vs Killicomaine Junior High in the semi-final. Goal scorers Jenna Brown & Gabi Scott.

Thank you to Killicomaine JH for the tough match, Royal School Dungannon for the use of their pitch and facilities and all our parents, friends and loyal supporters who stood out on a chilly afternoon.

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Rainey girls blast their way through to Belfast Telegraph Schools’ Cup final. 🏑

 

Huge congratulations to our 1STXI hockey Team who have reached the final of the Belfast Telegraph Schools Cup for only the 3rd time in the schools history.
The girls played very well to produce a 2-0 win against Friends Schools in the semi final , with goals from
Lauren Mulholland and Andrea Hegarty. The girls will now face the holders of the Schools Cup and the All Ireland Kate Russel Trophy -Banbrdge Academy on 7 March @ 2.00pm at Playball, Stormont.

 

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Congratulations Alex

 

 

 

Congratulations to Alex Burns, of Rainey Endowed School, who after a series of U18 Irish trials in Dublin has been selected by Head Coach Gareth Grundie, to attend the next phase of the Ireland U18 programme.

 

The Irish U18 squad are training for the U18 European Championships in Santander, Spain, in July 2018.
The Team will play a series of tests before then against France, England, Belgium and Scotland in preparation for the tournament. Alex will attend regional training in Belfast on a weekly basis and national training in Dublin.
Well done Alex.

U16 Irish girls

 

 

After a series of trials in Dublin newly appointed U16 Irish girls coach Brendon Carolan has announced the players for the Ireland U16 Squad.

 

Many congratulations to Charlotte Beggs, of Rainey Endowed School, who is delighted to be included in this selection.
Commenting, Carolan said “As an initial entry point into the Ireland women’s hockey programme, our aim is to create a long term pathway. A pathway to facilitate conditioning, technical athlete development and ultimately provide these athletes with every chance to make the Senior women’s programme in years to come.
I look forward to working with the future of Ireland women’s hockey.

 

Charlotte will attend national training sessions in Dublin as the squad trains to prepare for a 4 Nations Tournament in Germany, tests against Scotland in July and a 6 Nations Tournament hosted in Belfast in July.
Well done Charlotte.

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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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

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.

Rainey Girls U15 and U13 Soccer

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The Rainey Girls U15 and U13 Soccer Teams enjoyed a great day completing in the Northern Ireland Super Sevens Competition today at Mallusk. Both teams performed really well and had some great matches and results. Well done girls and thanks to Alexandra McKinlay for photos 🙂

 

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Well done Rachel!

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Well done to Rainey’s Rachel Burns, who was the part of the Irish Hockey U21 Development Team who had a successful 3 match test series this weekend against Wales, winning two matches and drawing one🍀

 

 

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Rainey Gaelic Football

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The Rainey is already a school that participates in many sports, especially with renowned hockey and rugby teams throughout the years. This year Gaelic Football has been added to the list thanks to the coaching of Mr Mc Keown and professional coach Matthew Kerr. After school Gaelic football sessions have been occurring now for the last 6 weeks with pupils showing a keen interest, including pupils who are unfamiliar with the sport.

 

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Sports Day 2017 Gallery

Rainey Sports Day 2017

 

 

Another unforgettable day, well done everyone – a super day for both pupils and teachers.

Click below for gallery.

 

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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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Rainey Endowed Football Frenzy Event

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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.

 

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Delighted to show the u16 trophy!

U16 Girls Training Panel announced

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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”

 

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U16 and U18 Hockey Inter Provincial series #raineyhockey

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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.

 

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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

on

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

 

 

Dixons Contractors sponsor Rainey Rugby

McKeown & Co. Chartered Certified Accountants Sponsor Rainey Rugby

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.

 

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