Good luck to fencers in Budapest, Oslo and Bochum

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Wishing the best of luck to our Men’s Sabre team at the World Cup in Budapest. Aidan Clarke, Stephen Concannon and Michalis Kirimlidis will fence in the individual event starting today, and in the team event on Sunday. Tomorrow, Conor Daly (NUI Galway) will contest the Men’s Epee satellite in Oslo, while Anna Lee (Pembroke)… Read more »

North West Open 2015 results

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s North West Open, hosted by NI Fencing at Foyle College. This year’s podiums were dominated by youth fencers, with cadets and juniors taking all six titles. Mens Epee Winner: Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) Runner-up: Geoffrey Corcoran (Salle Dublin) Womens Epee Winner: Kerrie Johnson (Plymouth FC) Runner-up: Lucy Johnson… Read more »

Veteran World Championships 2015

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Foil Adrian Lee placed 26th in Men’s Foil B on Tuesday. He defeated Imreh HUN in the pool and was knocked out by Le Monnier FRA 10-6 in the L32. Épée Fencing in Women’s Épée B on Wednesday, Lorette Laschetti got off to a stellar start in the pools with victories over Jansen GER, Parpaiola… Read more »

Youth fencers start season with Lord Killanin Trophy

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82 fencers aged from 7-20 travelled from all over Ireland for the Lord Killanin Trophy on 17 October, hosted by Pembroke Fencing Club at Loreto Abbey, Dalkey. Full standings are now published on the event’s results page. This is the first event in the Pembroke youth series, which continues on 31 January with the Excalibur… Read more »

Concannon makes L32 at Flemish Open satellite

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The 18th Flemish Open took place this weekend in Ghent, Belgium, incorporating an FIE satellite in Men’s Sabre. 64 fencers entered this year, including three Irishmen – all Salle Dublin sabreurs. Aidan Clarke defeated Vereecke BEL and Adema NED in the pools, qualifying for the DEs. He was knocked out by Breyne BEL and placed… Read more »

Burnside 127th at Turku JWC

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Back in Finland, there were four entries to Sunday’s Junior World Cup in Men’s Épée, competing in a field of 174 fencers. Arran Hope and Oliver Hope (King’s School Canterbury) took one victory each in the pool, over Hagberg SWE and Raeder NOR respectively. Unfortunately neither qualified for the tableau. Oliver placed 149th while Arran… Read more »

Johnson 120th at JWC in Laupheim

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Kerrie Johnson (Plymouth) travelled to Laupheim, Germany for the Uhlmann Cup, her first appearance on the Junior World Cup circuit. A victory over Stanier GBR was not enough to take her through to the tableau, and she placed 120th overall.

L128 in San José for Cusack

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Well done to Brendan Cusack (Empire United) at the San José World Cup in California. In the pool he defeated Chen USA, Cheung HKG and Gu CAN, seeding 119th of 190. Cusack qualified easily for the tableau and met world #60 Julien Mertine FRA in the preliminary 128. In a very tense match, Cusack was… Read more »

Success at Kupittaa épée satellite

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The Kupittaa satellite took place this weekend, drawing 139 épéeists from all over the world to Turku, Finland. Junior fencer Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) defeated Nilsson SWE, Eliassen NOR, Anttila FIN and Niklasson SWE, qualifying easily for the tableau. He eliminated Tam HKG in the first roujnd but was knocked out by Bade FIN in… Read more »

Good luck to our junior and senior fencers in Turku

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This weekend, three FIE events come to Turku, Finland, with Irish épéeists competing at junior and senior level. Saturday sees the Kupittaa FIE Satellite. Results will be streamed live, with the following fencers taking part: Philip Slater Jonathan Burnside Oliver Hope Arran Hope Jamie Simpson On Sunday, the following fencers will compete in the Junior… Read more »

Cusack California-bound for World Cup season opener

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The very best of luck this weekend to Brendan Cusack, who continues his bid for a place at the Rio Olympics at the Men’s Foil World Cup in San José, California. Pools start on Friday 16 October at 10am local time (6pm Irish time). US Fencing will be publishing live results throughout the event.

Cripwell competes at Leszno JWC

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Phillip Cripwell (DUFC) competed in the Men’s Foil Junior World Cup in Leszno, Poland on 10 October. With a pool victory over Luceba LAT, he placed 133rd of 161 competitors. Full results are available from the FIE website.

Concannon kicks off World Cup season in Georgia

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The first senior sabre World Cup of the new season was held in Tbilisi, Georgia over 9-10 October. World #232 Stephen Concannon was selected for Ireland. In the pool he defeated Giorgadze GEO 5-1, but did not qualify for the next round and placed 134th overall. Image credit: jagermesh, used under Creative Commons licence.

Intermediates results

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UCD hosted the 2015 Intermediates this 3-4 October. Congratulations to this year’s winners! See the link for full results from this year’s competition. Men’s Epee: Bence Tomojzer (DCU) Women’s Epee: Lucy Johnson (DUFC) Men’s Foil: Rory Hayes (UCC) Women’s Foil: Emilia Velma (Pembroke) Men’s Sabre: Fionn Flynn (Salle Dublin) Women’s Sabre: Olivia Murray (DUFC)