What is to happen at Instonians Rugby - This week, sat 9th Oct & beyond.

What is to happen at Instonians Rugby - This week, sat 9th Oct & beyond.


This week



Tues 5th Oct



7.00pm Training


1st XV squad at Malone


U21s at Shawsbridge



7.30pm Training


2nd XV & 3rd XV at Shawsbridge



Thurs 9th Oct


7.00pm Training


1st XV & 2nd XV



Fri 8th Oct




U21s Academy host Donaghadee U21s Academy



Sat 9th Oct



8.45am to 10.15am – EARLIER TIME!!


Mini Seahorses


Coaching at Shaws Bridge



9.15am – Volunteers Breakfast


In the clubhouse


Chance for a free breakfast


Hear about the volunteer opportunities at the club


No commitment required, just listen





1st XV Home to Enniskillen 1st XV in the League


2nd XV no game


3rd XV Home to Ards 2nd XV in the league


Adult Fixtures Up To Christmas


Future special events

1st XV pre-match lunches

Schedule below

Next lunch 9th Oct – Enniskillen (H)

To book your place text or phone Chris on 07867300767 or for details contact any members of the lunches team (Michael Pollock, Owen Lambert, Tim Davis, Neil Gillies, Pete Bradley)

Places are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis .Heads and tails in aid of the Ben Davis Foundation

Ballyclare was sold out

Enniskillen is already nearly sold out

Booking will be on a first come basis!!




Postponement of Fundraising Ball scheduled for Sat 6th Nov

Further to a recent meeting with the Crowne Plaza hotel, Instonians Rugby Committee have taken the difficult decision to once again postpone the fund-raising ball scheduled for Sat 6th Nov. We were holding out in the hope that the event could go ahead but have taken this decision for the following reasons which I hope you will understand –  

The hotel have advised that given current rules, we are permitted to have just over 400 people attend. This would mean refunding people as we have already sold more the permitted number 

COVID is still very much with us and we do not believe that all of the people who have kindly committed to the event will feel comfortable in a room with 400+ other people just yet.

In keeping with point 2 and as this is a fund-raising event, we need to maximise the number of people attending to cover fixed costs and actually raise some money. The original number we had planned for was 640. The amount that could be generated with 400 people makes the event far less viable.

Finally and very importantly, it is our intention to make this event a ‘night to remember’ and give our guests the very best possible experience. With some of the rules still a little unclear, we felt we could not promise this in early November.

As such, we are now in discussion with the hotel and the line-up of guests to get a date in spring time next year, hopefully end March or early April. I hope to confirm a date within the next week.

Your support and patience to date has been incredible and much appreciated by Instonians RFC. It would be further appreciated if you can bear with us until early next year for what will be a great and most deserved night for us all. 

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions at this stage. 

Many thanks 

Neil Gillies

Mob: 07919 493 797


Ireland Autumn International Tickets

Ticket Applications are now being received for the 2021 Autumn Internationals.

Please see the club website for details.

Please note the deadline is 12th October and tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.