Instonians Newsletter – Tuesday 22nd Nov

Recent results / events

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Mini Rugby

Last week training at home for p1 to p6

This week the same

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

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U12s

Under 12 training this week

18:30 to 19:30 Tues and thur

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U12s - Female

U12 Girls training last Saturday

This week no training instead attending a blitz

U12 Girls mini blitz at Banbridge

Sun 27th Nov.

12 noon kick off

Many girls doing transfer tests this week hence just the blitz

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U14s

U14 Lost away to undefeated Ballynahinch 45-7

It was chance for this improving team to see the standard to aim for.

Training this week Wednesday 18:15

SATURDAY League Match at home v NEWRY KO 11am

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U16s

U16 lost to Ballynahinch 40-0.

Wednesday training at ARDS RFC 7-8:30pm

Saturday 26th Nov v Newry at Civil Service KO 11am

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U18s

U18’s continue their joint venture with Belfast Met.

Last week won 26-12 away to Monaghan

This week no game

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U21s

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

All new players welcome

Last week no game

This week opposition Ballyclare cannot field a team

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3rd XV

3rd XV lost 27-17 to Belfast Harlequins 3rd XV at Shaws Bridge on Friday night in an entertaining match.

3rd XV have finished the first set of fixtures.

Numbers at training a have been good.

Losing the last 3 games has given an appetite to learn and improve for the 2nd half of the season.

These fixtures will be planned over the next weeks.

No Training this week as the 3rds are taking a week off.

Next Training Session, Tuesday 29th November at Shaws Bridge, 7pm to 8.15pm

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2nd XV

No match last week

This week home to Ballymoney 2nd XV

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1st XV

No match last week

This week away to Clonmel 1st XV

Leaving by coach on Friday at 4pm

6 games gone

3 games back to back to take us to halfway through the league!!

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

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

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 still 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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Blitz on sunday instead

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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

7pm to 8.30pm

(Now a combined Instonians & Civil Service & Ards team)

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At Ards RFC

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U18s Coaching

Tues

7.00pm to 8.30pm

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Week off

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U21s Coaching with 3rd XV

Tues

7.00pm to 8.30pm

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Week off

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1st & 2nd XV Coaching

Tues

6.30pm Video

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6.55pm to 8.15pm coaching

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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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Week off

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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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08.45 to 10.00

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

Sat

11am

U14s home to Newry

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U16s/Civil Service/Ards home to Newry

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Played at Civil Service

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U18s/Belfast Met no game

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U21s no game

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Sat

2.30pm

1st XV - away to Clonmel 1st XV

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Leaving by coach on fri at 4pm

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2nd XV - home to Ballymoney 2nd XV

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3rd XV - no game

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Sun

12pm

U12 Girls mini blitz at Banbridge

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Full domestic fixtures on Ulster Branch Website

Ulster Rugby | Ulster Rugby

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Other information:

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Looking gifts for Christmas – go to Instagram page!!

Instonians RFC (@instonians_rfc) • Instagram photos and videos

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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 – 1 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

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

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 Lost 17-27

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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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