Instonians RFC

Instonians Rugby Club started as a section within the Belfast Old Instonians Association. The original part of the modern-day club, it started play in the Ulster Junior League in season 1919–20, and produced play of sufficient quality to merit immediate election to the Ulster Senior League for the following season.

The 1st XV currently plays in the Ulster Qualifying League 1.

Instonians have won the Ulster Senior Cup nineteen times, the Ulster Junior Cup four times and the Ulster Senior League seven times (with five shared titles).

31 Instonians rugby players have been capped by Ireland at full International level and the club has produced two British and Irish Lions captains.

Training

  • Seniors: Tuesday & Thursday, Shawsbridge 19:00
  • U18: Monday & Thursday, Shawsbridge 19:00
  • U16: Monday, Newforge 20:00
  • U14: Monday, Newforge 20:00
  • U12: Tuesday, Shawsbridge 19:00
  • Mini Rugby (P1 – P7): Saturday 09:00 – 10:00 Shawsbridge

Coaching

Senior Coaches

Age grade coaches

Minis involvement

Contacts

Shawsbridge Sports Complex
Miltown Road
Belfast
BT8 4XP

Club Honours

  • All-Ireland Cup: 1
    • 1926–27
  • Ulster Senior Cup: 19
    • 1921–22, 1922–23, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1937–38, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1964–65, 1978–79, 1998–99
  • Ulster Senior League: 12 (5 shared)
    • 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27 (shared), 1927–28, 1950–51 (shared), 1952–53 (shared), 1953–54 (shared), 1956–57 (shared), 1957–58, 1959–60, 1984–85, 1986–87
  • Ulster Junior Cup: 5
    • †1936–37, †1959–60, †1973–74, †1993–94, 2014–15
      † Won by 2nd XV

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