Irish School Cross-Country Championships


Congratulations to Poppy Hastings who has qualified for the 2020 Irish School Cross-Country Championships in Santry.


Poppy showed her true grit to finish 15th in a very competitive field at the Ulster race in Mallusk on Wednesday, which qualifies her to compete at Irish level.


Well done and we wish Poppy all the best!

Ulster Cross Country Championships



Well done to the Rainey Cross-country runners to attended the USSAA Ulster Secondary Schools Cross – country Championships today at the City of Belfast Playing Fields, Mallusk.


It was a bright, dry but very cold day and wet underfoot – all runners had to keep well – warmed up before racing. Nevertheless, all our athletes competed with great spirit with the BBC covering the event by live stream.


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Orienteering Introduced at the Rainey



Rainey Endowed are pleased to introduce a new sport to Year 9 and Year 10 PE curriculum. In the photographs below, some pupils are negotiating their way round Rainey’s new orienteering course.


The course was designed and developed by Year 10 pupil Rebecca Linton and her Dad, Steven. Rebecca and Steven are both members of the North West Orienteering Club and used their expertise to construct the course and produce a map.


Many thanks to them both.


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#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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Mid Ulster Sports Hall Athletics



Congratulations to the Rainey Sports Hall Athletics team who won a large amount of medals at a recent competition at Meadowbank.
The event included many of the local post primary schools.
Well done to everyone who took part.

Click below for medal winners


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Rainey Endowed ‘Schools’ Olympics’



On Thursday 24th January, six A-Level Sports Science pupils ran the first Rainey Endowed ‘Schools’ Olympics’, during which their ability to organise and manage an active leisure event was assessed as part of their A2 Coursework. They hosted a Sports Hall Athletics event which included fun and competitive activities for P5 pupils from six local primary schools; Moneymore, Cookstown, Spires Integrated, St. Patrick’s, Knockloughrim and Coagh.


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Hockey Update

UK 2018 School Games at Loughborough University from Thursday 30th August to Sunday 2nd September

Congratulations to Charlotte Beggs and Ellie Montgomery who were selected for the Ulster Girls U18 squad for the UK 2018 School Games. The girls won all matches to achieve UK gold medals.

U16 U18 Interprovincial Hockey Championships Dublin from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 September


Rainey was well represented yet again at the hockey Interpro’s with no less than five hockey girls and one coach! Huge congratulations to Honor Graham, Jessica O’Neill and Ellie Stewart who were selected for the U16 Team. And Charlotte Beggs and Ellie Montgomery selected for the U18 Team. This is an amazing achievement girls really well done!  

Both the Ulster U16 and U18 Teams performed so well playing great hockey to achieve the silver medals. Ellie Jess and Honor received their first Ulster caps. Well done.  


Irish hockey trialists 2018

Congratulations to Charlotte Beggs and Ellie Montgomery who were selected for Irish U18 trials from the Interpro’s and to Charlotte who has successfully made it through to the current U18 squad.


The June Smith All Ireland Junior Hockey Championship -Kilkenny College -26 October 2018


The inaugural year of this competition was contested by the following teams

  1. South East: Loreto Kilkenny and Kilkenny College
  1. Connacht: Salerno
  2. Leinster: Loreto Foxrock
  3. Munster: Mount Mercy Cork
  4. Ulster: Rainey Endowed 

Ulster’s Rainey Endowed Juniors as last year’s Junior Cup winners qualified for this All Ireland Tournament. The tournament hosted by Kilkenny College, took place on Friday 26th October 2018. 

Rainey won their first group match after coming from being 1-0 down against Connacht champions Salerno to win 3-2 on the full-time whistle. Gabi Scott scoring two and Ulster U16 forward Ellie Stewart the other.

The girls then played Kilkenny College in another close game before again winning 3-2 with goals from Aimee McClure, Grace Fullerton and Ellie Stewart.

As the group winners the girls then faced Loreto Kilkenny in the final. Rainey started very well and an Aimee McClure pass saw Ellie Stewart roof the first goal high into the net leaving the Kilkenny keeper no chance. The second goal was then secured by Aimee McClure herself after some great team play. But Kilkenny came back strongly and scored just on the whistle of half time.  The second half saw a very close game played out by both teams but with no more goals Rainey were the winners.

The Junior girls have made school history taking this first All Ireland Champions title after the Senior girls achieved bronze in the Kate Russell this year for the first time.

Huge congratulations to all the Rainey girls on this fantastic achievement and to Judith Quigley the coach, the support coaching staff, parents and many generous sponsors from the local community. 


Talent ID 

Ulster U15 Talent Development Squad – Gabi Scott, Imogen Graham, Alexa Hastings, Kirsty Stevenson, Imogen Millar, Aoife Doyle, Aimee McClure, Orlaith McHugh, Hannah O’Neill and Grace Fullerton.

Ulster U17– Molly Clifford, Honor Graham, Dawn Francis, Alexandra McKinlay, Jessica O’Neill Ellie Stewart.

Ulster U21- Betty Scott and past pupils Alex Burns, Lauren Mulholland

Cup news-

The 1STXI enjoyed a very successful SuperLeague campaign beating Ballyclare HS, Victoria College, Ballymena Academy and Down High to top their group and reach the ¼ where they beat Strathearn. The girls then faced Banbridge Academy in the semi-final and although started well to go 1-0 up it was Bann who came good in the second half to win. The 1STXI now start their cup competition. 

The 2NDXI are through to the 3rd round of the McDowell Cup and the 3RDXI won their group to reach the ¼ final of the Gibson Cup. The U14 Team are also through to the 3rd round of the Junior Cup. Good luck to all teams in their matches.



NEBSSA Cross-country championships 2018



Congratulations to the Year 8 Girls’ Cross-country team who won first place at the NEBSSA Cross-country championships in UU Coleraine on Tuesday. They were awarded gold medals along with the NEBSSA trophy.


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#Raineyhockey Results – Saturday 10 November 2018

Rainey Endowed vs Strathern in the Superleague @ulstersuper quarter final
1STXI won 4-0
Great game! 🏑🏑🏑

#Raineyhockey Junior Results – Saturday 10 November 2018

U14A drew 0-0
U14B lost 2-1 Anna White
U13A drew 1-1 Georgina McGuckin
U13B lost 2-0
Well done girls

The June Smith All Ireland Junior Hockey Championship


The inaugural year of this competition was contested by the following teams:


South East: Loreto Kilkenny and Kilkenny College
Connacht: Salerno
Leinster: Loreto Foxrock
Munster: Mount Mercy Cork
Ulster: Rainey Endowed
Ulster’s Rainey Endowed Juniors as last year’s Junior Cup winners qualified for this All Ireland Tournament. The tournament hosted by Kilkenny College, took place on Friday 26th October 2018.


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Well done Hannah!



Congratulations Hannah Woolsey who placed 3rd in 85cm class with time 27.06 sec at the weekend. Hannah then rode a brilliant 1mtre class with quick time of 27 seconds but unfortunate to pick up 4 faults. Well done Hannah!

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!



For full album and post match video click below.

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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