Rainey Endowed School Rugby Fixtures 2019-2020

Junior Rugby Dinner 2019



Junior Rugby Dinner 2019 On Wednesday 4th April Rainey ES celebrated the 2018/19 Rugby season with their annual dinner at Bob and Bert’s Magherafelt. The U12 squad was congratulated for winning the Arnold Shield and the Medallion for reaching the final of the Danske Bank Medallion Plate. All players and coaches enjoyed good food and fun. The individual prize winners were announced for each age group.


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Rainey V Wallace Quarter Finals Schools’ Cup 2019

#raineyrugby Results – Tuesday 12 February 2019

Danske Bank Medallion Plate Quarter Final.
On Tuesday 12 February the Rainey ES Medallion Squad put in a very good performance to defeat Craigavon SHS 31 12.
Playing with the advantage of the wind Rainey enjoyed territorial advantage. They soon turned this into points with Jake McConnell crashing over for a try. Matthew Thom converted to give them a 7 0 lead. They control attack and 2 further tries came just before half time with Andrew Stewart and Oisin McCabe touching down. Matthew Thom converted one to make the halftime score 21 0. In the second half they continued to attack and Ben Brown crossed with Matthew Thom conversing to increase the score to 26 0. A lapse in concentration then let Craigavon strike back with 2 Teutonic reduce their lead to 26 12. However they recovered and finished with a final score by Jack Atkinson to leave the score 31 12. Well done players and coaches. Thanks also to a big support

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#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 9 February 2019

Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup Round 4 – Rainey ES 15 Ballyclare HS 12 (HT 5 5). Playing with a strong wind Ballyclare put Rainey under early pressure. As the game settled down both teams tended to cancel each other out. 20 minutes into the half Ballyclare opened the scoring with a well worked try from a line out. Rainey’s reply was swift when after a number of phases Rainey replied with a Callum Donnelly try. Ballyclare worked hard to get a try just before the whistle but the Rainey defence held firm. Rainey started the 2nd half strongly and within a few minutes of the restart Harry Evans put Rainey 8 5 in front. Rainey continued to dominate but couldn’t get the elusive score. With 15 minutes remaining a line break from Bryan Hall put Bryn Davies in space and he powered over the line to score. Harry Evans converted to make it 15 5. Ballyclare then through everything at the home side and after a number of penalties Rainey had a player sin binned. Ballyclare then scored a converted try to make it 15 12. Rainey then played nervy final minutes. They played smartly to hold out and keep Ballyclare a distance from their line. Congratulations to the Rainey ES 1stXV Squad, what a performance. You gave everything and produced a magnificent performance that made your school very proud of you. Than you Ballyclare HS for a closely fought game. Thanks to a great home support. Home to Wallace HS in the Quarter Final. Keep the date free. 23rd Feb.

Other Rainey rugby results – Rainey ES U14s defeated Foyle College 48 – 7. Try scorers Jack Keatley, Jack McCavana 2,
Jayden Shiels 2, Ethan Hobson 2
Gavin Paul and 1
Christopher Quigley 3. The U12s also had a great blitz with Foyle and Rainey OBRFC. Great competition. Thanks to all involved. #raineyrugby

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 26 January 2019

Saturday Rugby results Saturday 26 January.
Danske Bank Ulster Schools Cup Round 3.
Rainey ES 1stXV 39 Portadown College 1stXV 0 (HT 19 0). Playing into a strong breeze Rainey started strongly dominating territory and starving Portadown of possession. After a series of attacks the visiting defence eventually broke with Bryn Davies crashing over for a try. Harry Evans converted 7 0. Rainey continued to attack and with the home forwards on top Adam McCrum crossed for a second try 12 0. The tempo of the Rainey game had Portadown struggling and David Dripps added a second try when he out sprinted the defence to score. Harry Evans converted 19 0. Rainey started the second half in the same mode and Harry Evans added a penalty to make it 22 0. The variety to Rainey’s attack had Portadown under pressure. Further tries from Bryan Hall and Harry Evans made it 32 0. However the best was left to last when Bryn Davies finished off a total team try. Harry Evans converted to make it 39 0. Congratulations to the Rainey squad who put in a fantastic all round performance. They were really clinical in attack and strong and disciplined in defence.
The U13s also put in a pleasing performance eventually losing 21 – 7 to Campbell College. Nathan Overend scored the try and James Cappell kicked the conversion.
Well done all players and coaches. Thank you to all the supporters who braved the winter conditions to cheer on the players.

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 19 January 2019

Rainey Rugby Saturday 19 January Rainey ES 1stXV 45 Bangor GS 1stXV 7. In a strong performance Rainey scored 7 tries. Bryan Hall scored 2 tries together with Bryn Davies, Joel Bell, David Dripps, Ross Speers and Sebastian Hastings. Harry Evans kicked 5 conversions.
In the Danske Bank 2nd XV Cup Round 2 Rainey faced the competition favourites Methody. The 2nd XV players put in an awesome performance eventually losing 33 0. In the Danske Bank Medallion Shield Round 3 Rainey showed brilliant character when they defeated Limavady GS 3 0. A super performance. Matthew Thom held his nerve a kick a penalty with the last kick of the game. In the other fixtures against Bangor GS the U14s missing a number of players who were in the Medallion squad lost 50 0. Endeavour – Matthew Booth 
Defender – Jack Atkinson 
Attacker – Christopher Quigley. U13’s lost 42 – 5. Try scorer Nathan Overend. U12A’s won 17 tries to 0. Try scorers were George Stone (4), Andrew Lipscomb (3), Ewan McKay (2), Harry Keatley (2), Patrick McNulty (2), Henry Shanker (2), Owen O’Kane and Sean Walls. U12As
Attacker- George Stone
Defender- Ben Bell
Endeavour- Andrew Lipscomb. U12B’s lost 7-2 Jonathon Johnston scored both tries. U12B 
Attacker – Jonathon Johnston 
Defender – Lorcan Goldridge
Endeavour – Jay Stewart
Well done all players and coaches.
Date for your diary – Saturday 26 January Round 3 Danske Bank Schools Cup – Rainey ES v Portadown College. More details to follow.


#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 12 January 2019

Rainey Rugby results v Grosvenor GS. Medallion lost 29-14. Try scorers 
Matthew Thom and Jacob Bell. Matthew Thom kicked 2 conversions.
Best defender Tyler McGuckin,
Best attacker Ben Brown and
Endeavour Jacob Bell.
Rainey U13s won 45 – 22. Try scorers 
Nathan Overend x3 
Issac Nelson,
Billy Allen, James Cappell and
Rossa Bell.
James Cappell kicked 5 conversions.
John Mawhinney and Ronan McGuckin – Top Attackers,
James Cappell – Top Defender and
Gabriel Lappin – Endeavour. Well done all players and coaches.

Rainey Rugby results Saturday 24 November v Omagh Academy.

Medallion lost 19 7.
U14s won 52 14 with tries from Sam Lennox (2), Jack McCavana (2), Harry McKenna and
Jack Atkinson (3).Jack McCavana kicked 6 conversions.
Endeavour Award – Jack Keatley. Top
Attacker – Jack McCavana. Top Defender Adam Sossick.
U13s won 57 5. Try scorers 
Nathan Overend (6),
Rossa Bell,
Billy Allen and
Stefan Lloyd Evans. James Cappell kicked 6 conversions. Well done all players and coaches.
Top Attacker-Nathan Overend. Top
Defender – Billy Allen.
Endeavour Award – Jude McCann.

#raineyrugby Results – Saturday 10 November 2018

Rainey Rugby results v Dromore HS and Portadown College.

Rainey ES 1st XV 40 Dromore HS 1st XV 7 (HT 26 0). Rainey played some smart rugby in the first half scoring 4 tries by Karl Warner, Bryn Davies, Rory Bradley and Jonathan Drennan. Harry Evans converted 3 conversions. Rainey continued to dominate at the beginning of the 2nd half but to their credit Dromore came more into the game. Two second half tries from Aidan MacDonald and Ross Speers both converted by Harry Evans completed Rainey’s scoring. Dromore finished strongly scoring a converted try just before the final whistle.
Rainey ES 2nd XV defeated Portadown College 17 20 with tries from Mark Kissick, Lee Montgomery and Bryan Hall. Andrew Campbell kicked 1 conversion.
Rainey Medallion lost 36-35 to Dromore HS. Rainey try scorers were Ben Brown (3) and Callum Nugent (2). Matthew Thom kicked 5 conversions.
Top attacker Ben Brown 
Top defender Cameron Smyth 
Endeavour Callum Nugent.
Rainey U14s defeated Dromore HS 40 0. The try scorers were 
Jack Atkinson,
Harry McKenna,
Sam Lennox,
Sean Bentley,
Gavin Paul and
Jack McCavana. Jack McCavana also kicked 5 conversions.
Top Attacker – Harry McKenna 
Top Defender – Ethan Hobson 
Endeavour – Sam Lennox.
Rainey U13s defeated Dromore HS 52 0. Try scorers were
Issac Nelson (2), James Cappell (2),
Rossa Bell,
Billy Allen and 
Nathan Overend (2).
James Cappell kicked 6 conversions 
Top Attacker – James Cappell
Top Defender – Jude McCann
Endeavour – Steffan Lloyd Evans.
Well done all players and coaches.


Rainey Rugby results v Limavady GS Saturday 20 October

Rainey Rugby results v Limavady GS Saturday 20 October. Rainey ES 1st XV 38 Limavady GS 1st XV 7 (HT 26 0). First half tries from Ross Speers, Adam McCrum, Bryn Davies and Marc Seffen along with 3 Jonathan Drennan tries gave Rainey a 26 0 lead. Rainey made a lot of changes at half time to give the extended squad game time. Two further tries from Tim Campbell and Bryn Davies and a Jonathan Drennan try completed the scoring. Limavady scored a late converted try. The 2ndXV won 59-7 with tries from
Sam Clarke (3)
Seb Hastings (3) Abban McCloy, Matthew Walshe and Tom Allingham.
Reuben Bell kicked 7 conversions.
Rainey U12 As lost 6 – 10 with tries from
Harry Keatley (2), Aaron McGuckin,
Ryan White and Owen O’Kane
U12 Bs won 9 – 5 with tries from Andrew Elliot (3), Patrick McNulty,
Johnathan Johnston (3) and
Reece Donald (2)
Rainey U13s won 42 – 19 with tries from
Nathan Overend (4),
James Cappell and Stefan Lloyd Evans. James Cappell kicked 6 conversions
Rainey U14s won 48 – 0 with tries from
Jack McCavana,
Sean Bentley (2), Jack Keatley, Jack Atkinson (2), Cillian Gribbon and
Peter Clarke.
Jack McCavana kicked 4 conversions. Rainey medallion won 19 – 17 With tries from
Matthew Thom and
Ben Brown (2)
Louis Regan kicked 2 conversions.
Well done all players and coaches.


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.

Regent Vs Rainey Gallery

Grosvenor Tournament 2018 Gallery

Junior Rainey Rugby Awards 2018



Recently the Junior Rainey Rugby awards dinner took place. A celebration of this academic year’s rugby successes. Well done all boys on a superb year’s rugby.


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Senior Rugby Awards 2018



On Thursday 19th April Rainey ES had their annual Senior Rugby Awards Dinner in Bryson’s Restaurant.
This was a very successful evening and a fitting celebration of the season that had just ended.
The evening concluded with everyone in attendance thanking the Upper 6th for 7 years of rugby and wishing them success in their rugby careers after school.


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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.