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Instonians Newsletter – Tuesday 1st March

Recent results / events


Mini Seahorses & Youth had a break due to waterlogged pitches


1st XV blew the cobwebs away after a 4 week break.

Hard fought win 35-26 against our closest neighbours Cooke 1st XV in the McCrea Cup Quarter final.

These matches are always tough and Cooke led for a lot of it.

Eventually Instonians took the lead and kept it.

We in fact play Cooke 1st XV again in two weeks in the league!!

We are now in the draw for semi final with:

Queens 2nd XV




Also 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 lost 14-24 to Omagh 3rd XV in the Crawford Plate Qtr Final

A competitive match was close throughout.

The match had to be stopped early when referee Teddy Sloan badly injured his leg.

Everyone at Instonians wish Teddy a speedy and full recovery.

Good luck to Omagh in the semi-final

2nd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 2nd XV Results

2nd XV League Table:

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


3rd XV Won 18-16 against Dungannon 3rd XV in the Crawford Plate semi-final

Another 3rd XV exciting win, slotting a penalty at the end to win the game.

On now to the semi-final!!

3rd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 3rd XV Results

3rd XV League Table:

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


Last Saturday we fielded 3 adult teams – a lot of effort from everyone


U21s have had a disrupted few weeks with oppositions not fielding teams and the terrible weather causing cancellations of training.

This tight group still seem to enjoy each other’s company and continue to add numbers to the squad.


Upcoming fixtures

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


Wed 2nd March – U21s Cup Semi-Final

8pm Kick Off

U21s host Carrick U21s

Club Academy Cup – Semi-final

Come down and support this exciting group of players


Sat 5th March


Seahorses coaching at home


1st XV restart their league campaign

Home to Portadown 1st XV

2.30pm Kick Off

Need a loud a vocal home support!!

4 league matches to go!!


2nd XV away to Portadown 2nd XV in the league.

2.30pm Kick Off


3rd XV home to Randalstown 3rd XV in the league

2.30pm Kick Off

Other information:


Instonians Cricket Quiz Night – Fri 4th March at 7.30pm

£10 per person

£5 per student


Paddy Ellerby

0782 196 8847

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Instonians U21s Easter Monday Tournament

Monday 18th April

More details to follow


Instonians Fundraising Ball – Fri 13th May

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 
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“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/


Club Shop

Contact: Michael Fairbanks 0774 760 8021