Instonians Newsletter – Monday 20th Sept

Instonians Newsletter – Monday 20th Sept




Recent results / events

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U14s enjoy a blitz at Ballynahinch RFC

The U14s team on Friday night featured a full squad of kids from non-rugby playing schools.

It’s fantastic to see the players enjoying themselves and thriving in a rugby environment. Massive shout out to Michael Fairbanks for all the hard work he has put into the Instonians Outreach Programme.

The team put in a great shift, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing to a strong Ballynahinch & Armagh side

Thanks to
@hinchrfc.for hosting us

Instonians RFC (@instonians_rfc) • Instagram photos and videos

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U18s win 43-5 home to Ophir

Last Saturday saw the U18XV first match of the season playing at home against Ophir.

Saturday’s team was captained by our midfield general Ben Gray whose masterclass dictated the game admirably.

Stones started off slowly as usual and conceding a try within the first 8 mins which went unconverted. The lads then decided to up the pace by a couple of gears and scored 4 converted tries in the 1st half.

Making some substitutions at half time & using rolling subs in the second half Stones went on to score another 3 tries I. The 2nd half but could have had more.

Try scorers: Oliver Clarke, Andrew Collins, James Henry, Reuben Smith, Ben Gray & Jake McAvoy with a brace. 4 successful conversions landed by Ben Gray made the final score 43-5 to the home side! It was a decent performance from the lads starting our season off as we finished last season in the Cup Final.

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2nd XV win 24-14 at home to Queens 3rd XV

That is 2 wins from 2 games.

Oli Clarke, Jonny Drennan and Paddy White all scored on their debut.

Plenty more to come from this group of players.

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1st XV win 26-15 away to Omagh 1st XV

(Match report and photos on club website)

http://www.instonians.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4232:1st-xv-win-2615-at-omagh-1st-xv&catid=1:1st-xv&Itemid=14

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

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Ulster Rugby | Ulster Rugby

1st XV – Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 2

2nd XV - Ulster Rugby Provincial Premier Division 2

3rd XV - Ulster Rugby Provincial East 1

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Irish Rugby | League Tables

1st XV – Energia All Ireland League Division 2C

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This week’s coaching

Who

Day

Time

Minis - Seahorses - Coaching

Sat

8.45am to 10am

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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

6.30pm to 7.30pm

 

Wed

6.30pm to 7.30pm

     

U18s Coaching

Tues

7.00pm to 8.15pm

     

U21s Coaching

Tues

7.00pm to 8.30pm

     

1st & 2nd XV Coaching

Tues

6.30pm video upstairs

   

6.55pm to 8.15pm coaching

 

Wed

8pm Gym session at Newforge

 

Thurs

6.55pm to 8.15pm coaching

     

3rd XV Coaching

Tues

7.00pm to 8.15pm

     

This week’s fixtures

Day

Time

Who

Sat

8.45am to 10am

P1 & P2 - Blitz at home with Cooke/Civil Service

 

9.00am to 10am

P3 to P7 - Blitz at home with Cooke/Civil Service

     
 

11am

U14s - Home to Civil Service

     
 

2.30pm

1st XV - Away to Dungannon 1st XV

     
   

2nd XV - Away to City of Derry 2nd XV

     
   

3rd XV - Home to Lisburn 2nd XV

     

 

Full domestic fixtures on Ulster Branch Website

Ulster Rugby | Ulster Rugby

(We will soon have our Instonians website updated)

 

Other information:

 

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

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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

 

Second Instonians Golf Outing – Thursday 22nd Sept

Dunmurry on Thursday 22nd September

From 1.24

We have reserved 8 times on a first come basis.

Cost to visitors will be £40.

Please confirm your availability to me as soon as possible

Regards

Ken Keane

0774 040 8911

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/

1st XV Full Fixture List

1st XV Fixtures 2022-23

27-Aug

 

Bangor (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Won

03-Sep

 

Rainey (H)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Lost

10-Sep

 

Dungannon (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Postponed

17-Sep

 

Omagh (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

Won

24-Sep

 

Dungannon (A)

Ulster Senior League - Div 2

 

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

     

15-Apr

 

Tullamore (A)

AIL - 2C