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.

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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



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



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



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


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.




Coleraine Grammar School U13 Soccer 7’s

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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!

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Ulster U18 Hockey Team Selection

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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.



Super Sevens 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.




Southern Sports Partnership

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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.


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Sports Day 2016

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Why can’t everyday be like this? Well done everyone – a super day for both pupils and teachers.


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NEBSSA Athletics 2016

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65 Rainey pupils enjoyed a great days athletics at the Antrim Forum on Friday for the annual NEBSSA athletics event.   Click below for gallery.


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Harry Turkington Competes in London Marathon

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Congratulations to Harry Turkington who competed in the London Marathon at the weekend. Harry was the 12th wheelchair athlete over the line in the 5k event.
Even more impressively he was 9th athlete at under 17 level.
Harry was representing Northern Ireland having been selected previously last month.
Harry described the event as “Tough!”
Well done Harry.

CowPat Fundraiser

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What a night! Congratulations to all involved. (especially the cows) #raineyrugby


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Senior Rainey Rugby dinner 2016

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The Senior Rainey Rugby dinner was held recently to celebrate this past season. Award winners below:

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Annual Rainey Hockey Dinner 2016

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Over 120 of the Rainey Hockey girls enjoyed a great evening at the annual Rainey Hockey Dinner held in the Terrace Hotel on Thursday the 21 April.

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