Concannon 82nd in Seoul

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Well done to Stephen Concannon at today’s Seoul Grand Prix. Victories over Marino ITA, Fischl USA and Hoo MAS (and a 5-4 loss to Sung KOR) saw Concannon seed 56th after the pool, qualifying for the DE tableau. He earned a bye through the first round of DEs before meeting world #33 Sun CHN in… Read more »

Selections for Cadet and Junior World Championships

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Congratulations to the athletes selected to represent Ireland at the 2015 Cadet and Junior World Championships in Uzbekistan. Women’s Foil Cadet: Anna Lee Junior: Anna Lee, Victoria Duxbury Men’s Épée Junior: Geoffrey Corcoran The event will run from 1-9 April, with results streamed at http://tashkent2015.uz/

Irish National Championships results

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The Irish National Fencing Championships took place at UCD this weekend. In Men’s Epee, Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) defeated reigning champion Benedict Chambers (FFF) 15-9 in Sunday’s final. Anna-Lise Mion of Pembroke Fencing Club claimed the title in Women’s Epee with a 15-8 victory over Frankie Nesirky (Munster Blades). In the Men’s Foil event, David… Read more »

Pembroke foilists enter Challenge Wratislavia

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Pembroke fencers Emilia Velma and Kiara Wigzell competed in girls foil at the Challenge Wratislavia in Poland this weekend. This large and prestigious tournament takes place annually, attracting U15, U13 and U11 fencers from around the world. Emilia competed in the U13 section and Kiara in the U15. Emilia Velma seeded 35th of 133 girls… Read more »

L16 for Concannon at Helsinki Satellite

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Stephen Concannon, Aidan Clarke and Michalis Kirimlidis travelled to Finland this weekend for the Helsinki sabre satellite. At the end of the pool, Stephen Concannon was seeded 7th following comprehensive victories over Lehtonen FIN, Asplund FIN, Wrase GER, Zelikovics LAT and Lundqvist SWE. He faced Winiger SUI in the L16 and was knocked out 15-14,… Read more »

Cusack competes at Cuban Grand Prix

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Brendan Cusack fenced at the Havana Grand Prix in Men’s Foil yesterday. Left with a pool of four after another fencer scratched, Cusack was V1D3, defeating Saucedo ARG, and seeded 100th of 134 entrants. Unfortunately he missed the cut by just three places and finished 116th overall.

Gold for Oliver Hope at British Schools Championships

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At the British Schools Championships in London earlier this month, Oliver Hope took gold in U18 Men’s Épée as part of the Kings School Canterbury team. Hope, along with his twin brother Arran, has represented Ireland at four Junior World Cups in épée this season. Arran missed the British Schools Championships due to commitments with… Read more »

Men’s Épée Team at the European Junior Championships

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In the L32 at the European Junior Championships, the team representing Ireland fenced Romania. The squad, consisting of Philip Slater, Geoffrey Corcoran and Jonathan Burnside, was knocked out 45-17, allowing Romania to progress to the L16. Ireland placed 18th overall. The team events will finish tomorrow, concluding this year’s Cadet and Junior European Championships.

Men’s Sabre at the European Junior Championships

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Brian Murray competed in Men’s Sabre at the European Junior Championships this afternoon. Despite close matches against Colleau FRA and Krasilnikov RUS, he finished the pool V0D6 and did not qualify for the DE tableau. Murray finished 56th overall. The championships continue tomorrow with the opening of the team events. Ireland’s team enters the Men’s… Read more »

Men’s Épée and Women’s Foil at the European Junior Championships

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Four juniors competed at the European Championships in Slovenia today, with Geoffrey Corcoran, Philip Slater and Jonathan Burnside competing in Men’s Épée and Victoria Duxbury fencing in Women’s Foil. In épée, Jonathan Burnside was V1D5 in the pool, beating Pirvuleasa ROU to seed 106th. Geoffrey Corcoran was V1D4 with a victory over Dabija ROU, seeding… Read more »

Men’s Foil at the European Junior Championships

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The European Junior Championships started today, with Men’s Foil as the first event of the tournament. Phillip Cripwell was selected for Ireland. In the pool, Cripwell beat the higher-seeded Materne BEL and Rai GBR finishing V2D4. Despite seeding 64th, he unfortunately missed the cut by a single point and did not qualify for the DEs…. Read more »