Sarah Steacy awarded C referee status by EFC

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The latest information letter from the European Fencing Confederation lists all referees awarded Continental (C) status at the end of the 2015-16 season. Following strong performances refereeing at Cadet Circuit competitions this year, Sarah Steacy of Ireland became one of 16 new C-category referees at épée. Sarah is now qualified to pursue accreditation at FIE level…. Read more »

Irish fencers reach top half at Malmö International

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Our fencers joined athletes from 16 different nations at the Malmö International, incorporating the Nordic Épée Championships. Finishing 51st of 125, Benedict Chambers (FFF) was again our highest-placed fencer. Following V6D4 in the pools, he knocked out Larsson SWE 15-12, but lost to Fagell SWE 15-11 in the L64. Chambers was closely followed by Paul McCarron (QUB) in… Read more »

World Cup point for Jacob at Icelandic satellite

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Following a L32 at the Cole Cup, Irish #7 Michael Jacob made his second outing on the FIE circuit at the Men’s Sabre satellite in Reykjavik. The Viking Cup has traditionally been fertile ground for Irish fencers: two years ago, Stephen Concannon’s Olympic campaign started with a L8 here. Jacob continued that strong tradition, coming through the… Read more »

Corcoran 177th in Paris

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Geoffrey Corcoran (QUB) got off to a solid start at his second senior World Cup. He recorded victories over Wenglarczyk POL and Sofia satellite winner Ramirez USA, along with a narrow defeat by Bertolazzi ITA. Unfortunately, on indicators Corcorcan fell afoul of the 30% cut and missed out on a place in the tableau, placing 177th… Read more »

Date set for AGM 2016

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Our 2016 AGM will take place on Sunday, 12th June at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 from 14.30. The official notice of AGM, including 2015 Accounts, Chairman’s Report and Agenda will be sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life or Student membership) on Friday 20th May. To enable us to include details of… Read more »

Sabreurs go out in L128 in Madrid

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Aidan Clarke and Michalis Kirimlidis took a pool victory each at the Madrid sabre World Cup on Friday. Kirimlidis qualified for the tableau, going out 15-6 against 19th seed Miracco ITA. He placed 151st of 182 sabreurs. Hard luck to Aidan Clarke who was the first fencer to miss the cut, finishing 157th. Michalis and Aidan place 151st and… Read more »

L16 for Johnson at Cole Cup

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The Cole Cup Women’s Épée satellite took place on Sunday at the Leon Paul Fencing Centre. DUFC fencer Lucy Johnson defeated teammate Camille Hindsgaul (representing Denmark) and British junior #2 Lawson GBR in the pool. Qualifying for the tableau, Johnson drew Geroudet SUI and upset the ninth seed 15-13. In the L16 she faced Hoshko… Read more »

L32s all round at Cole Cup sabre satellite

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Our Men’s Sabreurs have all gone out before the L16 in this afternoon’s satellite in London. Michalis Kirimlidis scored victories over Aktas TUR and Wrase GER along with narrow losses to Winiger SUI and Ghosh GBR. He was knocked out 15-10 by Mogg GER and finished 19th. Michael Jacob made his international debut today, defeating… Read more »

European Championships selections

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Fencing Ireland is delighted to announce our national team for the 2016 European Championships! This year’s Europeans take place in the Polish city of Torun from 20-25 June. In addition to the individual tournament, we are thrilled to send a Men’s Foil squad to contest the team championships. Men’s Épée: Benedict Chambers, Philip Slater Men’s… Read more »

Nagle 8th at Copenhagen foil satellite

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At the Trekanten International FIE Satellite in Men’s Foil, David Alexander improved his placing within the L32, while Conor Nagle reclaimed a World Cup point. Victories over Abidogun GBR, Sanchez VEN, Persson SWE and Gillman GBR saw David Alexander safely into the tableau as 15th seed. In the L32, he met Christopher Nagle of Australia…. Read more »