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Instonians Newsletter – Tuesday 15th February

Recent results / events


Mini Seahorses had a coaching session at home before their half-term break


1st XV at the end of a 3 week break.

Time to rest those injuries and prepare for the remaining league games.

Still in contention for the league with 4 games remaining

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 no game

2nd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 2nd XV Results

2nd XV League Table:

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


3rd XV Won 31-17 against PSNI 2s.

An entertaining game for many reasons, always good to win at Newforge!

3rd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 3rd XV Results

3rd XV League Table:

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


U21s had a brilliant cup quarter final win 10-7 at home to Enniskillen U21s

Match was played under lights on Fri 11th Feb.

Blown bulbs on pitch 4 lights meant the match had to be moved to Pitch 1

The standard of rugby and commitment shown by both teams was worthy of our main pitch.

Well done to all involved: Enniskillen U21s, Referee and Instonians U21s.

It was a real “nail bitter!”

Enniskillen did get revenge in the “boat race” held in the bar afterwards.

Both these teams have a great relationship and show what this U21s Club Academy is all about.

Getting young players out playing rugby with their friends who would otherwise have hung their boots up.


Our U21s now go into the draw for the semi-final with:





Semi-final Wed 2nd March

Final Fri 18th March at the Kingspan at 7pm


Upcoming fixtures

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


Sat 19th Feb


Seahorses & Youth this week

Weekend off due to half-term


1st XV restart their league campaign

Away to Dromore 1st XV

2.30pm Kick Off

Always a vocal home support, we need you there to match it!!


2nd XV away to Omagh 3rd XV in the Crawford Plate Qtr. Final

2.30pm Kick Off


3rd XV home to Dungannon 3rd XV in the Forster Plate Qtr. Final

2.30pm Kick Off


Other information:


Instonians help local school Breda Academy to start Rugby

Video on Facebook page:



Questions on the Laws of Rugby – two referees involved

Richard Sweeney has agreed to work with Michael Pollock and do awareness sessions for any teams.


Club Shop

Contact: Michael Fairbanks 0774 760 8021


Instonians Fundraising Ball

Hello all

The Instonians Fundraising Ball with Sean Fitzpatrick is only 3 months away.

We have sold 51 tables in a mix of 10 and 12 seats.

Due to hotel capacity that means we have just 10 tables left to offer.

If you are intending to come along to the event, please book your table or seats as soon as possible to avoid potential disappointment closer to the date.

Please support your Club.

Hope to see you there.

For any information regarding the event or to reserve tickets, 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. 


nstonians 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/


Ireland Home International Tickets – Update

Ireland v Wales was a sell out

Ireland v Scotland is sold out

Ireland v Italy – small amount of tickets available

Contact: David Acheson 0778 756 0376