Squad announced for 5 Nations 2016

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Fencing Ireland is delighted to announce the squad who will be fencing for Ireland at the 5 Nations on 5 November. + Men’s Épée Geoffrey Corcoran Paddy Brennan (Pembroke FC) Scott O’Malley (Brian Boru FC) Dawid Kulka (Pembroke FC) + Women’s Épée Kate Coleman-Lenehan (Pentathlon Ireland) Lucy Johnson (DUFC) Alisha Mullen (UCD) Jenny McGeever (Pentathlon… Read more »

Amsterdam satellite winds down

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Men’s Sabre and Women’s Foil were the events of the day at the Amsterdam satellite. Aidan Clarke and Michalis Kirimlidis (both of Salle Dublin) fenced their way into the L32. Clarke defeated Doorakkers NED, Van Durme BEL and Hagen NED in the pools, earning a spot in the tableau. He was knocked out 15-11 by… Read more »

Men’s Foilists start season at Amsterdam satellite

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Well done to the three foilists in action today at the SISTA-MMIT Satellite in Amsterdam. Brendan Cusack (Empire United) reached the L32, securing a first-round bye with pool victories over Simon HUN, Bosman NED, Newalsing NED, and Teteris LAT. He defeated Servello ARG 15-10 and was knocked out by poolmate Teteris in the L32. Cusack… Read more »

New Junior Development Programme launched

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The Fencing Ireland Junior Development Committee is incredibly excited to launch our new junior initiative! ‘Future Trailblazers’ targets fencers at all weapons, aiming to take them through from U12 level to U20 and senior success. Check out the new Future Trailblazers section of our website to find out more!

Sabreurs and foilists to fence Amsterdam satellite

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The SISTA-MMIT International takes place in Amsterdam this weekend. David Alexander, Brendan Cusack, Conor Nagle and Victoria Duxbury will contest the foil satellite, while the sabre event will feature Aidan Clarke, Michalis Kirimlidis and Jamie Simpson. Good luck to all of our fencers!

Fencing Ireland open training sessions to continue

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Fencing Ireland is delighted to announce the continued use of training space in Loreto Dalkey Sports Hall on Sundays from 12PM-2PM. After the success of the summer training sessions at Loreto, Fencing Ireland has organised the use of the hall on selected Sundays from September until mid-December. This is a great way to take the… Read more »

National Club Championships 2016

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22 teams came to Loreto Abbey Dalkey on Saturday 17 September to contest the National Team Championships, as part of European Week of Sport.   Men’s Épée was the most hotly-contested event of the day, with a trio of Pembroke teams squeezing out Salle Dublin to conquer the podium. Across the remaining three events, Pentathlon Ireland,… Read more »

Taylor and Lee open JWC season in Budapest

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At the first foil JWC of the season, Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) and Lucy Taylor (Edinburgh FC) flew the flag for Ireland. Anna Lee broke through to the second round with pool victories over Bernat HUN and Vadstrup DEN. She was knocked out 15-11 by Sirbu ROU in the L128, placing 69th. Lucy Taylor struggled to register… Read more »

Fencing featured on RTÉ1’s Operation Transformation

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Viewers of RTÉ1's Celebrity Operation Transformation got a glimpse of fencing in Wednesday night's episode!  Tying in with the episode's coverage of European Week of Sport, each participant tried out a new activity, with 'solicitor to the stars' Gerald Kean joining a club night at Pembroke FC.  The full programme is available to stream via the RTÉ Player,… Read more »

University and College Fencing: Freshers Fairs, Sign-up days and Demonstrations

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Thinking of starting fencing this academic year? Here’s how to find the fencing club at your college this September. University College Dublin Come-and-try: Orientation Week sports tour over 8-9 September. Sign-up days: Freshers Week 19-23 September (UCD students and alumni only) Beginner sessions: Thursday 22 September Trinity College Dublin Come-and-try: Stand at Trinity Hall on… Read more »

Duxbury and Alexander take bronze at Essex Open

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There were excellent results from Irish fencers at the UK season opener in Colchester this weekend! David Alexander and Victoria Duxbury secured bronze medals amid very strong fields in the foil categories. All four Irishmen competing in foil placed in the top half (including a L16 for Chris Lennon), while Lucy Johnson reached the quarter-finals… Read more »