Rainey Old Boys RFC – Hawaii Five-O Evening
Saturday 2nd November – 8pm at Rainey Old Boys Clubhouse
The Rainey Old Boys Coaching team are putting on a Hawaiian themed evening for all rugby and hockey club members, family, friends, club supporters and guests. All guests are to be dressed in Hawaiian dress code, there will be food, live music and a DJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be an amazing night SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLICK HERE for the full INFO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RAINEY III 13 – 12 BELFAST HARLEQUINS III
Junior 3 20th October 2013
Scores: Donnelly(1*Try), McNamee(1*Try), Irvine(1*Pen)
Rainey entertained Belfast Harlequins for the first time in several years, having both previously played in different leagues. After their impressive triumph over Omagh Accies two weeks ago, Rainey produced yet another composed display to claim another vital victory against the extremely physical city side. Gerry McCann and Eamon Campbell’s men started well in the first period. Kenny Irvine putting the Magherafelt men ahead with a penalty after some good rucking by Declan and John McKenna.
Shortly after, Ciaran McIvor was the inspiration for the first try of the encounter as the flanker off-loaded to Mark Montgomery who took play into the opposition half from where some excellent passing saw Mark Donnelly weave inside from the touchline to speed past his opposite number and crash over in the corner. Unfortunately, Rainey then went to sleep from the restart. The whole team stood and watched the ball fall into the hands of the Quins No.8 and offload it to their out-half who finished off a very easy score. Things then got worse as prop Ryan Deehan was forced to retire with a shoulder injury, scrums thus going uncontested. With their backs against the wall for the remaining ten minutes of the half, Rainey dug deep to to hold on for half-time.
The remaining fourteen players lifted their game in the second half, as debutant Adam Ferson hit his jumpers in the lineout to give the backs some useful attacking ball. Rainey went close several times to scoring. Mark Montgomery was unlucky to see a final try scoring pass be hacked up the length of the field only for the reliable Padraig O’Neill to dot it down for a 22’ drop out. Kenny Irvine was unlucky with two penalty attempts from far out as both went close.
A few minutes later Declan McKenna boshed one defender to send him tumbling backwards and eventually it took three defenders to drag him down deep in the Quins 22’. The ball was fired wide by scrum-half Conor Magee, from where Kenny Irvine fed Ciaran McNamee, who took the ball at speed and crashed over the line just to the right of the posts.
Rainey showed their defensive determination throughout the game, specifically when they shut Quins out when they were camped on the Rainey try line for several minutes, Connor O’Kane and Andrew Davis putting their bodies on the line time and again. With fifteen minutes to go the referee awarded a controversial try, after the Quins flanker pulled back Padraig O’Neill as both chased for the ball after a chip and chase. The final whistle went and was followed by much jubilation as the players knew they had won a crucial game against one of the stronger sides in the league.
Man of the Match goes to Ciaran McNamee who was absolutely ferocious in defense and broke the Quins line on several occasions. His partnership in the centre with Mark Montgomery is starting to flourish as both players compliment each others’ styles. Rainey remain top of Junior League Three on eight points after five games played.
TEAM: R.Deehan, A.Ferson, D.McKenna, C.Patterson (c), C.O’Kane, A.Davis, C.McIvor, J.McKenna, C.Magee, K.Irvine, M.Montgomery, C.McNamee, M.Donnelly, D.Johnston, P.O’Neill