Instonians Rugby Club Notes: 1st XV Dramatic Senior Cup Quarter Final Victory v Queens + Duo In Ravens Call Up

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1st XV have dramatic win 28-26 at Queens in quarter final of senior cup

Head coach after the game Bruce Corneillius said “the performance was more important than the result”.

Hopefully the team can now see the potential when things we plan to do happen:

The penalty count was down

The scrum much improved

Players did the simple things well and as confidence grew all of a sudden things happen, quick rucks, support play and line breaks.

Again Nick Finlay slotted a penalty with the last play of the game to win the match.

Queens were without players, so were we. But we have a squad, the entrie bench was used and everyone who took to the field played their part.

The only negative was injury to Stuart McAllister who at the time of writing was still at casuatly awaiting an x-ray on his leg, hopefully nothing seroius.

Sequence of scores:

1st half Inst playing with strong wind behind them.

5-0 Queens Try No 7 Brian Clark

7-0 Queens Con No 15 Chris Quinn

7-5 Inst Try No 11 Robbie kirk

7-7 Inst Con No 10 Nick finlay

12-7 Queens Try No 11 Michael McCauley

14-7 Queens Con No 15 Chris Quinn

17-7 Queens Pen No 15 Chris Quinn

17-10 Inst Pen No 10 Nick Finlay

17-13 Inst Pen No 10 Nick Finlay

17-18 Inst Try No 15 Chris Henderson

17-20 Inst Con No 10 Nick Finlay

17-20 Half Time

20-20 Queens Pen No 15 Chris Quinn

23-20 Queens Pen No 15 Chris Quinn

23-25 Inst Try No 18 Paddy Bell

26-25 Queens Pen No 15 Chris Quinn

26-28 Inst Pen No 10 Nick Finlay

26-28 Full Time

Instonians into the Senior Cup Semi Final

Team 1 to 20: Ryan Jablonski, Garrett Walsh, Paddy Dornan, Matt Irwin, Jamie Lusk, Ben McDonnell, Mark Jones, Andy McKeen, Michael Sargent, Nick Finlay, Stuart McAllister, Seamus Mallon, David Parkhill, Robbie Kirk, Chris Henderson, Stephen Ferguson, David McGovern, Paddy Bell, Daryl Marshall, Marcus Harte

Next sat 29th October back to All Ireland League – Old Wesley at home, live music after be there!!

Instonians Duo in Ravens Call Up

Congratulations to recent recruits Sean O’Connell and Ryan Jablonski.

Both were called up the Ulster Ravens squad for last Friday Night’s Fixture Away to Leinster A at Donnybrook.

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