What’s happening at Instonians Rugby – Sat 1st Feb & Beyond

Sat 1st Feb


Seahorse Mini Rugby Section

9.00 am

P1 coaching at Malone Church Hall

9.30 am

P2 to P7 blitz at home against Ballynahinch & CIYMS

Nearly 400 players involved!!!


Medallion Rugby

10.30 am

Dromore HS Medallion v RBAI Medallion

(Match being played at Dromore RFC


Youth Rugby Section


U14s no game

U16s no game

U18s home to Cooke U18s


Adult Rugby Section


1st XV no game

2nd XV home to Portadown 2nd XV in the league

3rd XV away to Lisburn 2nd XV in the league


6 Nations Rugby


Ireland v Scotland



Future special events


Fri 31st Jan


Cricket Club Annual Quiz


Quiz master Andrew White

Bring a team

Or come alone and join a team

Always a great night

The only time Norman Shannon is quiet!!



Sun 2nd Feb


Instonians Groundforce for Clubmark

1.00pm to 2.30pm

On Tuesday we have our site visit to finalise accreditation for Clubmark NI.. 

To ensure that at least the place looks presentable we are having a groundforce dy

Followed by some food and the English game.

Your help would be appreciated.

Schedule of works:

Litter pick

Rubbish removal

Some electrical fixing of floodlight boxes

Repaired of fencing and advertising boards

Painting etc

If you have suitable equipment please bring it with you,

Bring others.

Spread the work.


6 Nations Rugby


France v England



Fri 14th Feb (2 weeks away)

“Love is in the Air”

The Valentines Ball!!

(This great Biennial events is just around the corner)


Fri 14th Feb 2020

Common Hall, RBAI

7.00pm for 7.30pm

Music by:

Otis & the Elevators

Drinks reception with RBAI Jazz Band

Three course dinner with wine by Jane’s Kitchen

Tickets are now available:

£50          each

£500        table of 10


Peter Anderson

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07834 903 485

Numbers are limited and allocation will be strictly according to date and time of payment!!

Book early the tables are going fast.



Sat 29th Feb (4 weeks away)

Instonians RFC 'Here Come The Girls' ladies day pre match lunch on Sat 29th Feb.

A little something for the ladies, by the ladies. 

Further to Pams Gillies presentation to the Rugby Committee 2 weeks ago, the Ladies Day pre match lunch is now live and selling tickets through the website.

As you will recall from previous discussions and in keeping with our newly agreed values, this initial event has been designed to encourage ladies to come along to the club, be more involved and feel comfortable and included.

As such, it would be much appreciated if you could encourage your wives, partners or girlfriends to come along to the lunch and help make the event a success.

All details of the event can be found at the following link. Tickets are only available to buy through the web site. https://www.seahorsesminirugby.co.uk/product/here-come-the-girls/

Many thanks

Neil Gillies
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Tel: 07919 493 797



Fri 3rd April (3 months away)



Drinks reception

3 course dinner with wine

Guest Speaker – 92 times capped All Black legend, Sean Fitzpatrick

Local comedian Tim McGarry

Invited guests of honour from Irish and Ulster Rugby as well as other sports

Usual fundraising fun, raffles etc

Dancing into the night

The local reporter Mark Simpson will compare the evening in his own inimitable way

Cocktail Dress / Black Tie.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge.

Drinks reception 7pm.

Carriages 1am. Price:

£75 per person.

To purchase tickets on line please visit – www.seahorsesminirugby.co.uk/shop

Or contact Neil Gillies at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or Contact Michael Fairbanks at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More Details:



Remaining Adult Fixtures


1st XV

2nd XV

3rd XV

1 Feb 20


L - Portadown 2 (H)

L - Lisburn 2 (A)

8 Feb 20

L - Portadown (H) - Fri 7th Feb at 7.30pm

L - City of Derry 2 (A)

L - Limavady 2 (H)

15 Feb 20

L - Clogher Valley (A)

Crawford Cup QF - Armagh 3 (H)

Forster Cup QF - Dungannon 4 (A)

22 Feb 20


L - Armagh 3 (A)

L - Portadown 3 (A)

29 Feb 20

L - Ballyclare (H)


L - Cooke 2 (A)

7 Mar 20


L - Banbridge 3 (H) at 12.30pm

L - Academy 2 (H)

14 Mar 20

L - Dromore (A)

L - Omagh 3 (H)

Forster Cup SF

21 Mar 20

L - Cooke (H)

Crawford Cup SF

L - Donegal Town (A)

28 Mar 20


Forster Cup F

4 Apr 20


Crawford Cup F

L - Ophir (A)

11 Apr 20 (Easter Sat)


L - Bangor 2 (H)


13 Apr 20 (Easter Mon)

Instonians U20s Tournament

Instonians U20s Tournament

Instonians U20s Tournament