Instonians Newsletter – Monday 14th Nov

Recent results / events

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Mini Rugby

Mini Rugby last week

Had 45 kids go down to watch Ireland v Fiji at the Aviva - great time had by all

P1 to P5 welcomed Carrick and Academy for a blitz which was very much enjoyed by all the players

This week training at home for p1 to p6

Good luck to our P7 players who are taking their AQE this week.

U12s

Under 12 training this week

18:30 to 19:30 tues and thurs

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U12s - Female

U12 Girls training Saturday 0900-10.00

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U14s

U14 Win against Donaghadee 77-5 in their league match

This week : Training Monday/ Wednesday 18:15 Shaws Bridge

Saturday sees us travel to Ballynahinch and league leaders KO 11am

If you get a chance come down watch these young players, new to rugby.

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U16s

U16 joint Instonians/Civil Service/Ards lost 40-3 to Donaghdee.

Training Wednesday at Civil Service 6:30-8pm

Saturday 19th November away to Ballynahinch at 11am

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U18s

U18’s continue their joint venture with Belfast Met.

This week they hope to visit Monaghan

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U21s

Last week game against Ards U21s cancelled when Ards could not field a team.

Numbers still building and squad is now training with 3rd XV on a Tuesday evening

All new players welcome

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3rd XV

3rd XV lost 24-10 to Malone 3rd XV at Shaws Bridge on Saturday

“Lads, hard luck to those involved yesterday, a lot of things went against us in terms of injuries.

The clearout didn’t go well for us.

Also there were definitely a few things that we control that we could do better.

But one thing we didn't lack for was effort so hold your heads high.”

This week we are training on Tuesday night as usual and then we finish this phase of the league on Friday.

Next Match Friday 18th November home to Belfast Harlequins 3rd XV

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2nd XV

2nd XV had no match

This week again no match.

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1st XV

Match report for 1st XV hard fought win 36-28 at home to Bruff, is on the club website.

http://www.instonians.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4277:1st-xv-have-tough-win-36-28-at-home-to-bruff&catid=1:1st-xv&Itemid=14

This week no match

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For adults team results and league tables go to Ulster Rugby & IRFU Website

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Ulster Rugby | Ulster Rugby

1st XV – Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 2

2nd XV - League Table Ulster Rugby Provincial Premier Division 2

3rd XV - League Table Ulster Rugby Provincial East 1

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Irish Rugby | League Tables

1st XV – Division 2C

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This week’s coaching

Who

Day

Time

Minis - Seahorses - Coaching

Sat

P1 to P6 coaching at home

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P7 are now on a 4 week break for the GL and AQE.

U12s Coaching

Tues

6.30pm to 7.30pm

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Thurs

6.30pm to 7.30pm

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U12s Female - Coaching

Sat

9.00am to 10.00am

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U14s Coaching

Mon

6.15pm to 7.30pm

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Wed

6.15pm to 7.30pm

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U16s Coaching - at Civil Service

Wed

6.30pm to 8.00pm

(Now a combined Instonians & Civil Service team)

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U18s Coaching

Tues

7.00pm to 8.30pm

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U21s Coaching with 3rd XV

Tues

7.00pm to 8.30pm

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1st & 2nd XV Coaching

Tues

Night off

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Thurs

6.30pm extras: kicking, lineouts, mauls

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6.55pm to 8.15pm coaching

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3rd XV Coaching

Tues

7.00pm to 8.15pm

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This week’s fixtures

Day

Time

Who

Sat

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P1 to P6 - coaching at home

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Meet there at 9.10am

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P7 are now on a 4 week break for the GL and AQE.

Sat

11am

U14s away to Ballynahinch

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U16s/Civil Service/Ards away to Ballynahinch

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U18s/Belfast Met away to Monaghan

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Fri

7.30pm

3rd XV - home to Belfast Harlequinns 3rd XV

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Sat

2.30pm

1st XV - no game

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2nd XV - no game

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Full domestic fixtures on Ulster Branch Website

Ulster Rugby | Ulster.

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Other information:

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Looking for part-time work up to Christmas?

The Old Instonian community has reached out to see if there is anyone who may be interested in earning a few extra quid in the run up to Christmas? A local Belfast business is looking for an assistant to help ‘pick & pack’ for online shop orders.

• £10 per hour.

• 15 hours per week.

• Location - South Belfast area.

• Duration - November until Xmas.

Please contact company directly either via social media or email if interested:

• Social media - @katielarmourlinen

• Email - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

• Website - katielarmour.com

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Use your Christmas shopping to help Instonians Seahorses

Hi there! Please support Instonians Seahorses on easyfundraising, you'll raise FREE donations with your online shopping. In the lead up to Christmas, it's the best time to support us! It's quick and easy to sign up:

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Can you support past player Adam Telford and a good cause?

Hope everyone is doing well..

Great to see Instonians back to their former AIL glory days! .

I am doing a climb and have donated it to Head for Change.

Which may be of interest to some members of the rugby club due to it supporting a lot of ex players who are suffering from head injuries from the sport. .

If you could circulate that would be great as maybe it will strike a chord with some.

https://www.justgiving.com/page/adam-telford-1667885291224

Cheers

Adam Telford

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Shaws Bridge Sports Association’s AGM – Wed 7th Dec at 7.30pm

Instonians Club Secretary wishes to advise members that the Shaws Bridge Sports Association’s AGM is on Wednesday 7th December at 7.30 in the clubhouse.

All members welcome. Make your views and concerns known to those who act on your behalf on running the complex.

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MINI RUGBY FAMILY CHRISTMAS LUNCH & PARTY

SUN 11TH DEC 2022

12 NOON

SHAWS BRIDGE

Hi everyone,

We’re delighted the Mini Rugby Christmas Lunch and Party is returning again this year.

This event is for the whole family and a great opportunity to socialise with other parents while the kids enjoy lots of entertainment and a visit from Santa.

For now the only ask is to save the date in your diaries.

Tickets will be available for sale in the club shop after half term.

More details to follow…..

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Club & Country Ballot – 2 weeks to go

Only 2 weeks to be in the draw with great prizes.

Instonians have won a prize 3 years in a row!!!

This year’s Your Club Your Country fundraiser is NOW DIGITAL to save the trees..

ALL TICKET SALES GO DIRECTLY TO THE CLUB WHICH CONTINUES TO PROVIDE SOME THE BEST RUGBY PROGRAMMES ACROSS ALL AGES IN ULSTER.

Some great prizes on offer as you can see.

Social media feeds will be on Facebook Twitter Instagram and Website but if you all want to buy a few tickets and support the Club as well click the link in this message.

Many Thanks for your support.

Owen Lambert

President

Instonians RFC

https://app.galabid.com/ycyc22instoniansrfc/items/d8732c0e-0038-4e43-85ee-4ed7b8ad840d?backPath=ycyc22instoniansrfc%2Fregister

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INSTONIANS RFC – Pre Match Lunches at Shaws Bridge for 2022 / 23 Season

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Date

Opposition

Theme

1st October

Tullamore

Back in the AIL

15th October

Bangor

"Club Rivalries"

12th November

Bruff

"Golden Oldies"

3rd December

Middleton

Instonians - One Club Three Sports

17th December

Belfast Harlequins

Club Lunch

14th January

Omagh

Celebrating Mini and Youth - The Future

28th January

Clonmel

Volunteers

25th February

Sundays Well

Family

4th March

Ballina

Folklore

1st April

Skerries

Fellowship

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To book seats or tables, please contact:

Owen Lambert (Club President): 07808 262 467

Keith O’Donnell (Club Vice President): 07463 846 866

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1st XV Full Fixture List

1st XV Fixtures 2022-23

27-Aug

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Bangor (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Won

03-Sep

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Rainey (H)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Lost

10-Sep

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Dungannon (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Postponed

17-Sep

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Omagh (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Won

24-Sep

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Dungannon (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Won

01-Oct

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Tullamore (H)

AIL - 2C

Won

08-Oct

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Skerries (A)

AIL - 2C

Won

15-Oct

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Bangor (H)

AIL - 2C

Won

22-Oct

FREE

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29-Oct

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Ballina (A)

AIL - 2C

Won

05-Nov

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Sunday's Well (A)

AIL - 2C

Won

12-Nov

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Bruff (H)

AIL - 2C

Won

19-Nov

FREE

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26-Nov

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Clonmel (A)

AIL - 2C

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03-Dec

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Midleton (H)

AIL - 2C

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10-Dec

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Omagh (A)

AIL - 2C

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17-Dec

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Belfast Harlequins (H)

Ulster Senior League – Div 2.

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24-Dec

FREE

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31-Dec

FREE

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2023

07-Jan

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Belfast Harlequins (H)

Ulster Senior Cup

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14-Jan

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Omagh (H)

AIL - 2C

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21-Jan

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Midleton (A)

AIL - 2C

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28-Jan

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Clonmel (H)

AIL - 2C

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04-Feb

FREE

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11-Feb

FREE

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18-Feb

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Bruff (A)

AIL - 2C

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25-Feb

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Sunday's Well (H)

AIL - 2C

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04-Mar

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Ballina (H)

AIL - 2C

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11-Mar

FREE

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18-Mar

FREE

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25-Mar

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Bangor (A)

AIL - 2C

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01-Apr

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Skerries (H)

AIL - 2C

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08-Apr

FREE

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15-Apr

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Tullamore (A)

AIL - 2C

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Full Fixture List

2022

1st Xv

2nd XV

3rd XV

Aug

20

F

Dromore (H) Won

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27

C2 1

Bangor (A) Won 63-12

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Sept

3

C2 2

Rainey OB (H) Lost 12-21

L

Ballymoney 2 (A) Won 14-7

L

Dungannon 3 (A) Lost 12-17

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10

C2 3

Dungannon (A) Won 45-19

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17

C2 4

Omagh (A) Won 26-15

L

Queen's University 3 (H) Won 24-14

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24

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R

L

City of Derry 2 (A) Won 24-11

L

Lisburn 2 (H) Won 43-7

Oct

1

AIL 1

Tullamore (H) Won 39-21

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L

Banbridge 4 (A) Won 24-12

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8

AIL 2

Skerries (A) Won 43-7

L

Enniskillen 2 (H) Won 62-0

L

Cooke 2 (A) Won 24-20

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15

AIL 3

Bangor (H) Won 26-20

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22

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L

Portadown 2 (H) Won 40-0

L

Ballynahinch 4 (A) Lost 23-52

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29

AIL 4

Ballina (A) Won 33-19

L

Bangor 2 (H) Walkover Win

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Nov

5

AIL 5

Sunday's Well (A) Won 50-5

L

Dungannon 2 (A) Won 46-21

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12

AIL 6

Bruff (H) Won 36-28

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L

Malone 3 (H) Lost 10-24

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19

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L

Belfast Harlequins 3 (H) - Fri at 7.30pm

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26

AIL 7

Clonmel (A)

L

Ballymoney 2 (H)

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Dec

3

AIL 8

Midleton (H)

L

Dungannon 2 (H)

L1

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10

AIL 9

Omagh (A)

L

Omagh 3 (H)

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17

C2 5

Belfast Harlequins (H)

L

Queen's University 3 (A)

L2

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24

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31

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2023

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Jan

7

S Cup 1

Belfast Harlequins (H)

L

Portadown 2 (A)

L3

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14

AIL 10

Omagh (H)

L

Bangor 2 (A)

F C 1

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21

AIL 11

Midleton (A)

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L4

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28

AIL 12

Clonmel (H)

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F C 2/P

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Feb

4

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McC C QF

CIYMS (A)

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11

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R

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R

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18

AIL 13

Bruff (A)

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F C QF/P

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25

AIL 14

Sunday's Well (H)

McC C SF

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Mar

4

AIL 15

Ballina (H)

L

Omagh 3 (A)

L5

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11

S Cup

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L6

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18

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R

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25

AIL 16

Bangor (A)

L

Enniskillen 2 (A)

F C SF/P

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Apr

1

AIL 17

Skerries (H)

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L 7

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8

S Cup

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F C F/P

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15

AIL 18

Tullamore (A)

L

City of Derry 2 (H)

L 8

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22

IL SF

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29

RPO

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