New format for Junior Nationals 2016

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This year Irish Fencing is introducing a new format for the Junior and Cadet Nationals! The youth Nationals will no longer take place alongside the senior Nationals, but are to be held as a separate event. The new standalone Junior, Cadet and Youth Nationals will take place on Saturday 30 April at Loreto Abbey, Dalkey,… Read more »

Dublin Épée results 2016

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Congratulations to Geoffrey Corcoran (QUB) and Lucy Johnson (DUFC), this year’s champions at the Dublin Épée. DUFC hosted the competition at Trinity College Dublin over 27-28 February. Full standings are available on our Results page.

Vinnie Duffy Sabre results 2016

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Vinnie Duffy Sabre, which was held today at DKIT. Men’s Sabre Champion: Tadhg Garton (DUFC) Runner-up: Hugh Tobin (UCC) Women’s Sabre Champion: Manon Nouvian (DUFC) Runner-up: Gerda Ziemele (UCD) Full standings can be found on the Vinnie Duffy Sabre results page.

Results from ‘Sabre de Wolodyjowski’ World Cup in Warsaw

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Our sabreurs had a disappointing morning at today’s World Cup in Warsaw. Fencing in a strong field of almost 200, Michalis Kirimlidis, Aidan Clarke and Stephen Concannon placed 179th, 180th, and 181st respectively. However, the Olympic qualification season isn’t over yet, with the Copenhagen satellite, Seoul Grand Prix and European Qualifiers still to be contested…. Read more »

Champions toppled at East of Ireland Open

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The National Circuit continued at UCD this weekend with the East of Ireland Open. UCD’s Kate Coleman-Lenehan was the only one of last year’s champions to defend their title. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners: Men’s Épée: Wulf Bott (DUFC) Runner-up: Ido Ajzenstadt (Hapoel Ashkelon) Women’s Épée: Kate Coleman-Lenehan (Pentathlon Ireland / UCD) Runner-up:… Read more »

Chambers flies the flag at Vancouver World Cup

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Good luck to Benedict Chambers at the Peter Bakonyi Fencing World Cup in Men’s Épée, taking place in the Canadian city of Vancouver this weekend. Benedict fences in the second wave of pools, which get underway at 12.00 noon local time (19.00 Irish time). Follow his progress via the Canadian Fencing live stream.

Focus on… Strength and Conditioning for fencing

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Every Thursday evening in an old Georgian building in Dublin 2, the sounds of med balls slamming and barbells dropping are being created by some of Ireland’s foremost fencers. Sports Med Ireland has been providing Strength and Conditioning and Physiotherapy support to a number of elite Irish fencers for just over a year now. The… Read more »