The following fencers have been selected for Ireland for the 2016 Cadet and Junior World Championships. The tournament will be hosted in Bourges, France from April 1-10. Full details are available on the event website. Men’s Épée Juniors: Jonathan Burnside, Philip Slater Cadets: Paul Verdon Men’s Foil Juniors: Phillip Cripwell Cadets: Paul Verdon Women’s Foil… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: February 2016
The first of two novice events that span all three weapons, Maynooth University Fencing Club hosted their annual Novice Cup this weekend. A strong college showing saw beginners from UCD, Trinity and UCC all reaching the finals in their maiden seasons, while five gold medals for DUFC are sure to give the club a confidence… Read more »
Europe’s largest youth foil competition took place in Paris this weekend, with five young Irish fencers from Pembroke FC taking part at both U15 and cadet level. Day 1 of the U15 girls sought to narrow a field of 186 down to 105. Through two rounds of pools, Emilia Velma recorded victories over Thuet FRA,… Read more »
218 fencers entered the Löwe von Bonn World Cup in Men’s Foil today. Fencing in the first wave, Conor Nagle scored victories over Tony-Helissey FRA and Kamphaus LUX and qualified for the next round. He drew Peggs GBR in the first round and was eliminated 15-5. He placed 165th. Brendan Cusack defeated Nicholas Choi HKG… Read more »
The Junior and Cadet national rankings update for February has now gone live, incorporating the NI Open and a number of international events. Well done to the junior and cadet #1s, who remain unchanged into 2016. Men’s Épée: Philip Slater and Paul Verdon Women’s Épée: Charlotte Slater Men’s Foil: Phillip Cripwell and Paul Verdon Women’s… Read more »
The IFF is delighted to invite all our under-14 fencers (born in 2002, 2003 or 2004) to compete at an international competition in England later this month. The European Fencing Confederation (EFC) has awarded the hosting of the first six-weapon under-14 European Series event to British Fencing – the Valerie Degorce International Youth Trophy. The… Read more »
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