West of Ireland Open results

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Wests, which were hosted by NUI Galway over the bank holiday weekend. Men’s Épée – Joffrey Martelli (Pembroke FC) Women’s Épée – Lucy Johnson (DUFC) Men’s Foil – Conor Nagle Women’s Foil – Fiadhnait McDonough (NUI Galway) Men’s Sabre – Stephen Concannon (Salle Dublin) Women’s Sabre – Naomi… Read more »

Camden Cadet Sabre: Beth Taylor breaches L64

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Having defeated Tosabayashi JPN and Rodda GBR in the pool, Beth Taylor (Lisburn Gladiators) fenced Ozornek TUR for a place in the L64 and went through 15-12. She was knocked out by Canadian number 2 Marina Guintchitskaia and placed 59th overall.

North West Open results 2016

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s North West Open: Men’s Épée: David Burnside (Cambridge University) Women’s Épée: Kate Coleman (Pentathlon Ireland) Men’s Foil: Stephen Brown (QUB) Women’s Foil: Keziah Beattie (Grosvenor FC) Men’s Sabre: David Downey (Foyle Fencing) Women’s Sabre: Beth Taylor (Lisburn Gladiators) Full standings are listed on our Results page.

Cancun foil satellite: Cusack places 9th

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Brendan Cusack (Empire United) seeded third after the pool, where he was undefeated against Arizaga MEX, Rivera GUA, Hidalgo-Monroy MEX, Sanchez Medina COL and Kunz Malagamba MEX. Following a bye into the L32, Cusack was overturned 15-14 by Marroquin MEX and placed 9th of 32.

Flemish Open sabre satellite: Kirimlidis reaches L32

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Our sabreurs were in Ghent, Belgium this weekend for the Flemish Open satellite. Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) defeated Saunders GBR, Trochel COL and Hamelmann GER in the pool; both of his losses were 5-4. He placed 22nd, going out 15-14 to D’Armiento ITA (the eventual bronze medallist). Michael Jacob (Birmingham Fencing Club) placed 40th. Pool… Read more »

Riga JWC: épée team places 21st

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Well done to our Men’s Épéeists who competed in a field of 229 fencers in Riga yesterday: 85th Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) 
193rd Paul Verdon (Grosvenor FC) 
204th Conall Cromie (Royal Holloway)
 207th Kirk Sutherland (Pentathlon Ireland) The Irish junior épée team contested the team World Cup at Riga today. They were knocked out 45-33… Read more »

2016 Intermediates Champions crowned

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Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Intermediates! Men’s Épée: Paddy Brennan (Pembroke FC) Women’s Épée: Sive Brassil (Pentathlon Ireland / UCD) Men’s Foil: Robbie Cockburn (Grosvenor FC) Women’s Foil: Crystal-Rose Percival (DUFC) Men’s Sabre: Chris Mooney (Salle Dublin) Women’s Sabre: Imogen McGuckin (DUFC)

Johnson and Conner reach L32 in Oslo

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Lucy Johnson (DUFC) and Rachel Conner (Laszlo’s Fencing) have placed 22nd and 24th respectively at the Oslo Cup FIE Satellite. Fencing in a field of 33, both fencers came through the pools with two victories to advance to the round of DEs. Rachel Conner defeated Villacillino SIN and Simic RSA in the pool and had… Read more »

Foil team fences at Timisoara JWC

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Our U20 Womens Foilists were in action this morning at Timisoara, Romania, competing in a field of over 80 fencers. Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) defeated Levina BLR and Zsoldosi HUN in the pool to advance through the cut. She was knocked out by 2016 Olympic athlete Kontochristopoulou GRE in the L64, and finished 57th. Lucy… Read more »

Slater reaches L16 at JWC in Bahrain

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Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) attained a career-best result this weekend, placing 12th at the Junior World Cup in Manama, Bahrain. After earning 8 Junior World Cup points yesterday, Philip is now ranked 82nd in the world. Paul Verdon (Grosvenor FC) had one pool victory (over Ajmi IRQ) and progressed to the second round as 38th… Read more »

L64 for Simpson at Oslo satellite

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Jamie Simpson (Imperial College) has placed 58th at the Oslo épée satellite today. His victory over Lebedev EST (and two frustrating 5-4 losses) were not enough to see him through the cut, missing promotion by just two places. Photo: Carlos Bryant, used under Creative Commons licence 2.0.

Entries open for Irish Open 2016

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The online entry form for this year’s Irish Open is now live! Event details and the list of current entries are also available. The 2016 Irish Open takes place at Loughlinstown Leisure Centre, Co Dublin on 12-13 November 2016.

Strong Irish showing at London International Open

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Well done to the Irish fencers who contested the London International Open this weekend. For the first time, the tournament appears on the Irish rankings as a nominated GB event. Accordingly, the épée rankings at cadet, junior and senior level have been updated as of 3 October. Miller-Hallett Cup – Men’s Épée, 102 fencers 19th… Read more »