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Amended Instonians Newsletter – Wednesday 26th January

The original newsletter contained an anecdotal story which on reflection was inappropriate and has been removed. It was not reflective of the writer nor of the inclusive club we strive to be. We offer our sincere apologies for any offence caused and will learn from this incident.

Recent results / events

Mini Seahorses had coaching at home last Saturday

Under 14 went away to BHS and won with an inexperienced squad 5 tries to 2
This week the return fixture is at home 11 kick off.

1st XV had a tremendous win 54-22 at Enniskillen 1st XV in the league.

Thanks for the great support.

Still in contention for the league with 4 games remaining

Match report is on the club website


1st XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 1st XV Fixtures and Results 2021-2022

1st XV League Table:

League – Page 161118 – Ulster Rugby (sportsmanager.ie)


2nd XV lost 14-47 to league leaders Armagh 3rd XV.

At times we competed well but our mistakes were punished.

Nevertheless the improvement in this team’s performance is there for all to see.

Well done to the coaches: Mark Elliott & Rory McCurry


2nd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 2nd XV Results

2nd XV League Table:

League – Page 161124 – Ulster Rugby (sportsmanager.ie)


3rd XV won 33-7 at home to Bangor 3rd XV in the league.

The good numbers at training are really paying dividends


3rd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 3rd XV Results

3rd XV League Table:

League – Page 161127 – Ulster Rugby (sportsmanager.ie)


U21s won 29-10 at Dungannon in the 1st round of the Club Academy cup.

As the season has gone on Scott Hanley’s squad has got bigger and better.

The aim of U21s Club Academy Rugby is to get people back into Rugby and at Instonians it is really working.

“Keep her lit!!”

Bring on Enniskillen in the Quarter Final – At home Fri 11th Feb at 7.30pm

Report on club facebook page

(7) Instonians Rugby Club | Facebook


Upcoming fixtures

 All teams really appreciate your support – do your best to be on the sideline

Seahorses this week

Away to Holywood with 9:30 kick off.

P1 are staying home to train
Under 12 training tues and thur at 18:30
Scrum half clinic for all youth lads on Wed 18:30
Under 14 have return fixture at home against BHS Sat 11 kick off.


Wed 26th Jan

Only adult match of the week


2nd XV away to Ballyclare 2nd XV in the Crawford Cup

7.30pm Kick off

Support welcome


Sat 29th Jan

1st XV, 2nd XV & 3rd XV have a weekend off

Schools cup matches in the morning

Adult players will do something different later.


Other information:


Seahorses appoint a new welcome officer

Ready to welcome all the new seahorses to the club - Karen Lennox
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Questions on the Laws of Rugby?

If you have any question on the Laws of Rugby we have our own expert referee who has volunteered to answer them – Michael Pollock!!


Instonians Polo Shirts for sale



Contact: Michael Fairbanks 0774 760 8021


Instonians Fundraising Ball

Instonians Fundraising Ball with Sean Fitzpatrick currently rescheduled to Fri 13th May. There are still some tables left. Please contact Neil Gillies on 07919 493 797 or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


“Here Come the Girls” ladies lunch

Our ‘Here Come the Girls’ ladies lunch at the Club scheduled for Sat 29th Jan has unfortunately been postponed due to Covid restrictions. The Ladies are currently working with the Bar Committee to identify an alternative date. We’ll confirm this asap. 


Instonians Communication App

The Instonians Executive Committee have now received the final design proposal for Instonians 1App which will become the communications tool for all on and off pitch details for rugby, cricket and hockey. Development will start early February and is expected to be completed late spring. 


Project Seahorse

Project Seahorse has been well received with generous donations coming in regularly. If you haven’t yet had a chance to view the rugby club video and consider making a donation, please have a look https://projectseahorse.co.uk/