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Instonians Newsletter – Monday 14th March

Recent results / events

Blitz at home with Banbridge/CIYMS


U18s won 48-14 at Bangor U18s


1st XV won 34-7 at home to Cooke 1st XV in the league

As always a hard fought game not reflected in the score

Match report for 1st XV win at home to Cooke 1st XV is on the club website

(The link is slow but worth the wait!!)


Still in contention for the league with 2 games remaining1st 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 won 43-5 at Bangor 2nd XV in the league

Another great performance.

Bangor 2s scored first and it was 7-5 to Instonians at halftime.

The Instonians fitness showed in the 2nd half to score 38 unanswered points.

Some fantastic rugby on show.

2nd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 2nd XV Results

2nd XV League Table:

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


3rd XV unfortunately lost 7-45 away to Ards 2nd XV

The team were disappointed with their performance against a good Ards 2nd XV

Time to regroup for their plate semi-final at home to Ballymoney 3rd XV

3rd XV full results & fixtures:

Instonians - 3rd XV Results

3rd XV League Table:

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


U21s XV no game as they prepare for their night at the Kingspann

Friday 18th March


Kingspann Stadium!!

Against Banbridge U21s


We fielded 3 adult teams again and rested our U21s team.

Still want more players though


Upcoming fixtures


All teams really appreciate your support – do your best to be on the side-line


Tues 25th March

7.30pm kick off

1st XV away to Dromore 1st XV in the league

Must win game for both sides.

Need a strong travelling support to match the home one!!


Fri 18th March


Kingspann Stadium!!

Against Banbridge U21s

Club Academy Cup Final


Sat 19th March


08.45am to 10.00am

Seahorses coaching at home


U12s away to Blitz at Carrick, Academy there too.


U18s away to Innishowen in the cup


1st XV away to Queens 2nd XV in the McCrea Cup Semi-final

1.00pm Kick Off

Need a vocal travelling support!!


2nd XV away to Enniskillen 2nd XV in the league

2.30pm Kick Off – this may change


3rd XV no game

Other information:

Last league match & last pre-match Lunch!!

Sat 26th March

Against Clogher Valley 1st XV

Last league game of the season.

Hopefully to decide the league winner.

Biggest game of the season.

Pre Match Lunch booking now open.

Limited Availability.

When it's booked up it’s booked up.

(Last 2 pre match lunches were sold out)

Contact Owen 07808262467


Mini Rugby Party - Sunday 3rd April

Christmas party rescheduled


Instonians Fundraising Ball – Fri 13th May


Dear Instonian 

As you may have heard, our biggest fundraising event for many years is now rescheduled for Friday 13th May. With greatest living All Black, Sean Fitzpatrick as guest speaker, we are looking forward to a really exciting event. 

For the avoidance of any doubt, there is no requirement to arrange a full table. Individual tickets for the event are available at https://www.seahorsesminirugby.co.uk/product/fundraising-sports-dinner/ 

We have set aside a number of ‘club tables’ to ensure any Instonians buying individual tickets will spend the evening with some friendly faces. Please remember that partners are very welcome too. 

We are very lucky that the format remains the same and the full original line up is still intact as detailed below - 

  • Reception with bubbles and music 
  • 3 course meal with a selection of wines 
  • Guest speaker Sean Fitzpatrick - greatest living All Black 
  • Comedian Tim McGarry 
  • Lots of table fun and entertainment 
  • DJ and Dancing into the night 
  • Evening expertly compared by local Broadcaster Mark Simpson 
  • Whilst fundraising for Instonians, we are also using the night to support 'Friends of the Cancer Centre'. 

 If you need any further information please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Neil Gillies

Mob: 07919 493 797

“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