Congratulations to our Irish Open winners!

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At the close of Day 2, congratulations to all of the prizewinners at this year’s Irish Open! Full results are available here. + MEN’S FOIL Winner: David Alexander (Nottingham Cavaliers) Runner-up: Brendan Cusack (Empire United) Semi-finalists: Philip Lee (Pembroke) and Benno Scarpellini SUI Top Junior: Paul Verdon (Grosvenor) – 10th Top Veteran: Philip Lee (Pembroke)… Read more »

Memorial de Martinengo JWC results

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Anna Lee (Pembroke Fencing Club), Phillip Cripwell (DUFC), and Jonathan Burnside (Foyle Fencing) took part in the ‘Mémorial de Martinengo’ Junior World Cup at Bratislava, Slovakia. In Junior Women’s Foil, Anna Lee was V3D3, defeating Rancurel FRA, Katz ISR and Don BEL in the pool. She seeded 88th of 149, easily passing the cut. In… Read more »

Looking ahead to Irish Open

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The 2015 Irish Open Championships are taking place this weekend at Loughlinstown Leisure Centre. At the time of writing, this year’s event has attracted almost 180 entries, including 66 fencers fencing in the FIE World Cup Satellite for Men’s Épée. This year’s press release is attached below. We hope to see you all at Loughlinstown… Read more »

Good luck to Team Ireland at Turin Grand Prix

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Very best of luck the Irish foil squad at this weekend’s Trofeo Inalpi Grand Prix in Turin, comprising the following fencers: David Alexander, Brendan Cusack, Gavin Williams, Victoria Duxbury and Anna Smith. Results will be streamed live via the event website.

Irish Open takes place this weekend

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The IFF’s flagship event, the Irish Open, takes place this Saturday/Sunday 28/29 November. Entry to foil, sabre, and Women’s Épée is still open on our Irish Open microsite. Entry to the Men’s Épée FIE satellite has now closed; a full list of entrants is available on the FIE website.

Ireland at the 5 Nations 2015

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The 2015 Five Nations tournament took place in Ulster University, hosted by NI Fencing. England topped the table in all six weapons once again, but were denied a clean sweep by the NI Women’s Sabre team in a 45-43 upset. Overall placings were as follows: 1st England (23 victories) 2nd Scotland (13 victories) 3rd Northern… Read more »

Derry Open results 2015

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Congratulations to this year’s Derry Open champions, competing at Foyle College on 14-15 November. Men’s Épée: Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) Women’s Épée: Charlotte Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) Men’s Foil: Alastair Houldsworth (Belfast FC) Women’s Foil: Lara McClelland (King’s College London) Men’s Sabre: Kieran Dowse (MX Fencing) Women’s Sabre: Beth Taylor (Lisburn Gladiators) Full results are available… Read more »

Anna Smith 28th at Ankara satellite

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Well done to Anna Smith, who has placed 28th of 47 at the Ankara FIE satellite in Women’s Foil. She defeated Diller TUR and Tor TUR in the pool, qualifying for the tableau. Smith eliminated Flodesa INA 15-11 to reach the L32, where she was knocked out by Ryan CAN.

Lee wins bronze at Welsh Open

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Irish fencers competed across all three weapons at this year’s Welsh Open in Cardiff. The result of the weekend came from junior Anna Lee (Pembroke). Competing in a field of 37, Lee and Dublin-based Joana Ramalho seeded 12th and 13th respectively after the pools and progressed easily into the L16. Joana was knocked out by… Read more »

McGeever 33rd in Copenhagen

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Well done to Jenny McGeever (Pentathlon Ireland) who has placed 33rd at the Trekanten Open FIE satellite in Copenhagen. She was knocked out 15-10 by Dunlap-Smith USA. A mention also to DUFC fencer and Irish #1 Camille Hindsgaul, competing for Denmark. Camille did not qualify for the second round and placed 44th overall.

Home team triumph at Trinity Cup

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On Saturday 7 November, eleven 6-member teams fenced off for the Trinity Cup. Two teams entered the final round tied on nine victories each, fencing the decisive bout at the close of the day. ‘DUFC1’ emerged the victors 30-23, with ‘Trinity Won’ taking silver. Winning team Foil: Phillip Cripwell & Crystal Rose Percival Épée: Wolf… Read more »

Mixed day for Duxbury and Smith at St-Maur WC

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Anna Smith defeated Rodriguez-Menendez ESP in the first wave of pools to finish V1D5. Victoria Duxbury fared better in the second wave, with victories over Schmitz GER and Gu CAN. Unfortunately, both missed the cut for the tableau, with Duxbury falling short by just a few places. Anna places 160th while Victoria finished 138th.