Instonians Newsletter – Tuesday 4th Oct

Instonians Newsletter – Tuesday 4th Oct


Recent results / events

Mini Rugby Blitz

Mini rugby last Saturday, were away to Belfast Harlequins.
Good games had by all.

U12s - Female

Girls under 12 had a blitz on Sunday with Cooke and Civil Service.

U14s no game

Hope to play Ballynahinch this week, venue to be determined.

U16s lost at Donaghadee

Under 16s merge with Civil Service is going well.

16s joint civil and Ards lost 43 away to Donaghadee

U18s won at Armagh 24-0

U18’s combined with Belfast Met & played Armagh U18’s

Won 24-0 in Armagh with Conor Connolly scoring a great try from 5m out

Hopefully playing at Enniskillen this week.

3rd XV won 24-12 away to Banbridge 4th XV

2 wins from 3 games

This Saturday we play Cooke 2nd XV at Shaws Bridge.

We're both on 10 points, we are on top due to point’s difference so this is a big match for all sorts of reasons!

2nd XV no game

Instead the team seemed to enjoy the pre-match lunch ahead of the 1st XV game.

Some of the younger ones then went to sleep about 8pm, to prepare for their big match this week.

No names available!!

1st XV have winning return to the All-Ireland League

39-21 at home to Tullamore

(Match report and photos on club website)

http://www.instonians.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4245:1st-xv-return-to-ail-with-39-21-win-at-home-to-tullamore&catid=1:1st-xv&Itemid=14

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

This week’s coaching

Who

Day

Time

Minis - Seahorses - Coaching

Sat

8.45am to 10am

   

Plus group photos for calendar

     

U12s Coaching

Tues

6.30pm to 7.30pm

 

Thurs

6.30pm to 7.30pm

   

Plus group photos for calendar

     

U12s Female - Coaching

Sat

9.00am to 10.00am

   

Plus group photos for calendar

     

U14s Coaching

Mon

6.30pm to 7.30pm

 

Wed

6.30pm to 7.30pm

   

Plus group photos for calendar

     

U16s Coaching - at Civil Service

Mon

6.30pm to 7.00pm

 

Wed

6.00pm to 7.00pm

(Now a combined Instonians & Civil Service team)

 

Note earlier start on wed

     

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 TBC

   

6.55pm to 8.15pm coaching

 

Thurs

6.30pm to 8.30pm

   

At Cherryvale 4G pitch!!

     

3rd XV Coaching

Tues

7.00pm to 8.15pm

     

This week’s fixtures

Day

Time

Who

Sat

8.45am to 10am

P1 to P7 - coaching at home

 

9am to 10am

U12s Female - coaching at home

   

Plus group photos for calendar

     
 

11am

U14s play Ballynahinch – Venue TBC

     
   

U16s with Civil Service - Against Ballynahinch

   

Match being played at Civil Service

     
   

U18s hopefully away to Enniskillen

     
 

2.30pm

1st XV - Away to Sherries 1st XV in the EnergiaAIL

     
   

2nd XV - Home to Enniskillen 2nd XV

     
   

3rd XV - Away to Cooke 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

‘Golden oldies’

3rd December

Midleton

Instonians - One Club Three Sports

17th December

Belfast Harlequins

Club Lunch

14th January

Omagh

Celebrating Mini and Youth - The Future

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.

Shop open on Thursday at 7pm

Bow ties in the shop - £17.50 – Contact Michael Fairbanks

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

Won

01-Oct

 

Tullamore (H)

AIL - 2C

 Won

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

 

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