2020-21 Club Rugby Men Community Series Malone RFC Rainey Old Boys RFC

Club Men: Rainey Old Boys 17 Malone 10 Community Series U1

On Saturday Rainey entertained Malone in a Community Series Ulster Conference 1 game at Hattricks Park, Magherafelt. For over 30 minutes defences dominated proceedings, before a Jules Storey try after 34 minutes, converted by Callum Smyth broke the deadlock. Rainey replied before the break with a penalty goal by Scott Mclean to leave Malone leading…

2019-20 CIYMS RFC Club Rugby Men Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Ulster Rugby Championship. Instonians 47 CIYMS 27 D1

I made the trip to Shawsbridge on Saturday afternoon with a Ulster Rugby Championship double header on offer as Instonians entertained CIYMS and Cooke hosted Clogher Valley.  With lighting still an issue at this time of year I decided to cover Instonians first and then take in the second half of the Cooke match under…

2019-20 Club Rugby Men Dromore RFC Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Championship D1 Instonians 19 Dromore 21

As the light began to fade at our Energia AIL Women’s match at Shawsbridge, I hopped over the hoardings to cover the second half of this Ulster Rugby Championship game under the floodlights.  I’d been chatting about this game at my schools match in Ballyclare that morning and the general consensus was a win for…

2019-20 Clogher Valley RFC Club Rugby Men Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club Men: Instonians 29 Clogher Valley 45 (Championship D1)

Instonians entertained Clogher Valley today in a 11 try thriller in the Kukri Ulster Championship Division One league game at Shaw’s Bridge. Instonians fielded kick their kick off and within a minute had scored the first try of the game through Alan Whitten. After 21 minutes they had raced to a 19 – 0 lead…

2019-20 Carrickfergus RFC Club Rugby Men Instonians RFC Ulster Championship D1

Club Men: Instonians and Carrick battle out a draw in Championship D1

Instonians and Carrick locked horns at Shawsbridge on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of Ulster Rugby Championship with the hosts snatching a late 10 – all draw. There were few thrills in this match which started in difficult conditions, took a bit of a break for a thunderstorm and culminated with Instonians snatching a…