Instonians Newsletter – Tuesday 6th Sept


Recent results / events

 

Saturday 3rd Sept

 

1st XV lost 12-21 to Rainey OB 1st XV in Premier League 2

Tough day against a huge pack.

Many lessons learnt and plenty to work on in training.

Full match report with photos on club website.

http://www.instonians.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4220:1st-xv-lose-12-21-to-rainey-ob-1st-xv&catid=1:1st-xv&Itemid=14


2nd XV won 12-7 away to Ballymoney 2nd XV in the league

First game of the season.

Great victory with plenty more to come from this squad of players.

 

3rd XV lost narrowly to Dungannon 3rd XV in the league

First game of the season with no pre-season friendlies.

Team looked rusty but with plenty of potential.

Again lots to work on.

 

Upcoming Training

 

Mon 5th Sept

6.30pm to 7.30pm

U14s coaching

 

Tues 6th Sept

6.30pm

U16s coaching

6.55pm

1st & 2nd XV coaching

7pm

U21s Training

3rd XV coaching

 

Wed 7th Sept

6.30pm to 7.30pm

U14s coaching

 

Thurs 8th Sept

6.30pm

U16s coaching

1st & 2nd XV Forwards coaching

6.55pm

1st & 2nd XV coaching

 

Upcoming Fixtures

 

Full domestic fixtures on Ulster Branch Website

Ulster Rugby | Ulster Rugby

(We will soon have our Instonians website updated)

 

Fri 9th Sept

7pm

U 14 9th blitz at Lurgan

8pm

1st XV away to Dungannon 1st XV in the Premiership League 2



Sat 10th Sept

8.45am

Minis – coaching at Shawsbridge

9am

Female U12s coaching

1st XV play on Friday night

2nd XV no game

3rd XV no game

 

Other information:

 

Club Shop

Open Tuesday 6th Sept

6pm to 6.45pm

Contact: Michael Fairbanks 0774 760 8021

 

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

Celebrating Mini and Youth - The Future

3rd December

Midleton

Instonians - One Club Three Sports

17th December

Belfast Harlequins

Club Lunch

14th January

Omagh

TBC

28th January

Clonmel

TBC

25th February

Clonmel

TBC

4th March

Ballina

TBC

1st April

Skerries

TBC

     

To book seats or tables, please contact:

 

Owen Lambert (Club President): 07808 262 467

 

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

 

 

Instonians Communication App

Instonians 1 App

Good communication is the key to success for any relationship, community or organisation.

As Instonians Rugby, Hockey and Cricket Clubs go from strength to strength and as our membership continues to grow, effective communication becomes more and more important.

With an aging website, countless WhatsApps, Facebook pages, email and text message groups at minis, youth, seniors, administrative and non-playing / supporter levels, the Instonians Executive Committee recently took a unanimous decision to modernise our approach to communication for the benefit of all of our members, locally, nationally and internationally.

The concept of Instonians 1 App was born. A single point of truth for anyone interested in Instonians sports.

A project team with representation from each of our sports was formed in September 2021 and spent a number of months mapping out the requirement and specification of what an Instonians App should include.

It was agreed that it should be able to manage all team, player, supporter and administrator requirements. From payment of membership to changes of training times or team selection to promoting club events or real time live reporting of matches with pictures and video. All members will be in complete control and be able to select the type of information they receive whether they’re in Belfast or Brisbane.

Work subsequently began on development of Instonians 1 App in February this year and will be available for download from the App Store in Apple or Android format before the end of September 2022.

Please keep an eye on all the usual contact channels (which will eventually disappear) for final details on when you can download Instonians 1 App.

Be part of the Instonians community. Be part of Instonians success. Be on Instonians One App.

 

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/

 

Cricket charity match for Kidney research

£3,000 raised

Can still do with more!!

If anyone else would still like to donate use the link below

https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/donation/northern-ireland-kidney-research-fund

 

1st XV Full fixture list

 
       

27-Aug

 

Bangor (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

03-Sep

 

Rainey (H)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

10-Sep

 

Dungannon (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

17-Sep

 

Omagh (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

24-Sep

FREE

   

01-Oct

 

Tullamore (H)

AIL - 2C

08-Oct

 

Skerries (A)

AIL - 2C

15-Oct

 

Bangor (H)

AIL - 2C

22-Oct

FREE

   

29-Oct

 

Ballina (A)

AIL - 2C

05-Nov

 

Sunday's Well (A)

AIL - 2C

12-Nov

 

Bruff (H)

AIL - 2C

19-Nov

FREE

   

26-Nov

 

Clonmel (A)

AIL - 2C

03-Dec

 

Midleton (H)

AIL - 2C

10-Dec

 

Omagh (A)

AIL - 2C

17-Dec

 

Belfast Harlequins (H)

 

24-Dec

FREE

   

31-Dec

FREE

   

2023

     

07-Jan

 

Belfast Harlequins (H)

Ulster Senior Cup

14-Jan

 

Omagh (H)

AIL - 2C

21-Jan

 

Midleton (A)

AIL - 2C

28-Jan

 

Clonmel (H)

AIL - 2C

04-Feb

FREE

   

11-Feb

FREE

   

18-Feb

 

Bruff (A)

AIL - 2C

25-Feb

 

Sunday's Well (H)

AIL - 2C

04-Mar

 

Ballina (H)

AIL - 2C

11-Mar

FREE

   

18-Mar

FREE

   

25-Mar

 

Bangor (A)

AIL - 2C

01-Apr

 

Skerries (H)

AIL - 2C

08-Apr

FREE