Catch up with the latest news, including a recap of this weekend’s National Championships, in the Fencing Ireland newsletter.
Monthly Archives:: April 2016
The 2016 Nationals took place this weekend at Loreto Abbey, Dalkey. Many thanks to John Jones (directeur technique), our refereeing team, Sheena Lynch (physiotherapist) and all volunteers to gave up their time to set up and ensure the weekend ran smoothly. Full standings are now available on the Results page. Men’s Épée A field of… Read more »
See our results stream for live scoring from the National Championships this weekend! The 2016 Championships are taking place at Loreto Abbey, Dalkey.
Catch up with the latest news in this week’s Fencing Ireland newsletter!
Fencing Ireland are incredibly proud of the six athletes who fenced at the Olympic qualifier this weekend. Though we didn’t manage to qualify an Irish fencer for Rio 2016, our squad performed fantastically against the toughest opponents that world-class fencing has to offer. Every one of the six – Benedict Chambers and Jennifer McGeever in… Read more »
On Saturday, James and Myles Moriarty-Smyth became the first fencers to represent Ireland on the European Minor (U14) circuit. The two Pembroke foilists fenced at the Rokietnica Cup near Poznan. Following two rounds of pools, James won his first DE 10-9 before being knocked out by the eventual champion. He finished 62nd. Despite an early… Read more »
The European Qualifiers are here! Our six Olympic hopefuls will be fencing across the weekend and you can follow Team Ireland via the live feeds: Results stream Live video The zonals kick off on Saturday morning with Men’s Épée, followed by Men’s Sabre and Women’s Foil. Sunday brings events in Women’s Épée, Women’s Sabre and… Read more »
Foil Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) progressed to the DEs as 64th seed following pool victories over Clarke AUS, Van Der Walt RSA and Nawar EGY. For her first match, she drew 65th seed Cecchini BRA, currently #9 in the world rankings, and was overturned. Anna placed 72nd of 130 in Women’s Foil. In the Men’s… Read more »
Ireland placed third overall at the 2016 Four Nations. England topped the table for a tenth consecutive year. Men's Épée Women's Épée 1st England Ireland 2nd Ireland Scotland 3rd Wales England 4th Scotland Wales Our épée teams were the most successful of the weekend. The Women's Épée team, consisting of Fiona Haldane, Anna Lise Mion,… Read more »
An all-island team will fence at the Veteran Four Nations in Durham on Saturday. Best of luck to Team Ireland!
Today at the Junior World Championships, foilist Phillip Cripwell (DUFC) defeated Membrano Vasquez ESA and Taponen FIN in order to progress to the round of 128. He drew Ciuti ITA, the world #10, who won two Junior World Cups earlier this season and took silver at the European Championships. After a tense match, Cripwell was… Read more »
Two Irishmen fenced in the 174-strong Men’s Épée event at Junior Worlds today. Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) defeated Jaime COL and Ng HKG to qualify for the DE round. He drew 14th seed Bartissol POR in the L128 and was knocked out, placing 116th overall. With one pool victory over Yusufov AZE, Jonathan Burnside (Foyle… Read more »
Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) and Brian Murray (Foyle Fencing) competed at the Junior World Championships today. With pool victories over Clarke AUS, Van Der Walt RSA and Nawar EGY, Anna progressed to the DEs as 64th seed. For her first match, she drew 65th seed Cecchini BRA, currently #9 in the world rankings, and was… Read more »
Catch up with the latest news in this week’s Fencing Ireland newsletter.
Paul Verdon was in Bourges, France over the weekend, representing Ireland in both Men’s Foil and Men’s Épée at the Cadet World Championships. Verdon, who trains at RBAI and Grosvenor FC, is currently the Irish cadet #1 in both weapons. In épée, Paul was V3D3 after the pools; he scored victories over Batsuren MGL, Yeo… Read more »