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29/07/2021

Rainey hang on to second spot

O'Hagan try earns draw in Ballymena

Rainey hang on to second spot

Brad Roberts in action for Rainey in their draw at Ballymena. (Pic: Charles Henderson)

ALL-IRELAND LEAGUE DIVISION 2A

Ballymena 16
Rainey OB 16

A late try from Ulster player Tommy O'Hagan helped Rainey to a point against Ballymena at Eaton Park on Saturday afternoon.

Having already beaten Ballymena twice by a comfortable margin this season, Rainey Old Boys were warm favourites to come out on top.

But, despite a two-week rest, it was a lacklustre Rainey side that made too many unforced errors which the battling Braidmen cashed in on and it took a late try to salvage a 16-16 draw which keeps them in second place,only one point ahead of the chasing pack.

The result keeps Rainey in second place, a point ahead of Old Crescent and two points in front of QUB, who both won at the weekend.

Rainey host Armagh this Saturday (Jan 18) in the League Cup semi-final at 2.30.  The following week (Jan 25) they are at home to Division 2A leaders MU Barnhall.

Rainey: M O'Neill, A Donaghy, D McMurray, C Fitzsimons, M Connolly, A Magrath, J Bloomfield, T O'Hagan, B Roberts, F Quinn, A Bratton, J. McCusker,  C Hume, J McAuley,  C Brockschmidt.
Replacements: K Donaghy, M McCusker, J Bresland, A McSwiggan, N Jeffers.

Full report in Tuesday's County Derry Post.

 

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