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Try blitz boosts Clougher

Minor South leaders Clogher Valley IIIs scored three converted tries in the second quarter to help claim a 19-6 win over Rainey IVs.

The visitors took up a position around the Clogher '22' for the first 15 minutes and were rewarded with a Gavin Walker penalty before the home side broke away with an Adrian Mee try.

A long Quinton Gilmour drop-goal regained the advantage, but then the Clogher forwards forced the pace and with the help of some weak tackling tries followed from centre Aaron Ebbitt (2) and centre Paul Eagleson for Dale Harrison to convert them all.

In the second half Rainey, in their first League outing, again looked dangerous in attack, their defence became more secure but there was no more scoring.

With a blend of youth and experience Rainey look an exciting prospect.

Prop Michael Keenan and out-half Gilmour have both come out of retirement while No 8 Aaron Laverty is fresh from Rainey Endowed and former under 19 flanker Ian Hamilton also impressed. Dermot Shaw and Chris O'Neill were making debuts.

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