Congratulations to David Losonczi (Pembroke FC / DVE Hungary) and Anna Lise Mion (Brian Boru FC / Pembroke FC), the winners of this year’s Dublin Épée. Laurentiu Ricuta (University College Cork) and Charlotte Levin (Leon Paul Épée) took silver, while Ricardo Dominguez (Brian Boru FC), Yves Carnec (Pembroke FC), Lucy Johnson (DUFC), and Kate Coleman… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: February 2017
The Trinity Team Foil was hosted by DUFC today at Trinity College Sports Centre. Eleven teams participated, representing five different clubs. The final was contested by the Grosvenor FC comprising Robbie Cockburn, Daniel Sigurdsson and Luke Wallace, who defeating Phillip Cripwell, Fearghal Donaghy and Killian Hanlon of DUFC. Full results are available in the Results… Read more »
Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin / Ravenwood FC) and Aidan Clarke (Salle Dublin) placed 172nd and 175th at the Sabre de Wolodyjowski in Warsaw today. Image by Gabriela Fab, used under Creative Commons licence 2.0
In an urgent letter sent to national federations today, the FIE has announced a return to the conventional on-guard position in senior international sabre. Full text below or view letter on the FIE website. — Following the Executive Committee meeting held in Nice on 17th February 2017, please see below an urgent decision regarding article… Read more »
The next FI Armoury training event will take place at Loreto Abbey Dalkey on Sunday 19 March. It will be possible to certify to Personal, Club, and/or Competition Armourer level. You can check out the content of each level on our Armourer Development page. Participants are welcome to attend in part or in full… Read more »
A number of Irish students took part in the UK student individuals in Sheffield this weekend. Team Edinburgh claimed five places in the L8 of Women’s Foil, including gold for Chloe Dickson and quarter-finals for two Irish fencers in a field of 82. Meanwhile, Men’s Épée, three Irishmen placed in the L32 of 150. Victoria Duxbury placed 6th in… Read more »
The fourth event of the Élite Épée series took place in Northamptonshire, UK on Sunday, with four Irish fencers making the trip. Jamie Simpson (Imperial College London) was V5D0 in the pools, earning a bye directly into the L64. He knocked out John Prime (Bedford FC) 15-9, before going out to Commonwealth finalist Marc Burkhalter… Read more »
Hard luck to Michael Geraghty, who had a tough debut on the World Cup circuit at the Peter Bakonyi Cup. He placed 158th of 164 entries at Friday’s event in Vancouver.
Congratulations to the winners of this year’s East of Ireland Open, the fifth event on our National Circuit. Men’s Épée: Giovanni Buzzi (DUFC) Women’s Épée: Anna Lise Mion (Brian Boru FC / Pembroke FC) Men’s Foil: James Brosnan (University of Warwick) Women’s Foil: Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) Men’s Sabre: Lothar Winiger (CH Chatelaine) Women’s Sabre:… Read more »
Jonathan Burnside (Ulster University) took part in his first U23 event at the weekend, placing 206th of 219 at the EFC event near Legnano, Italy. Photo by Rainer_IT, used under Creative Commons licence.
Switzerland-based cadet #1 Frantz Aime placed 132nd of 147 fencers at his first Junior World Cup this weekend, which took place in Dourdan.
Fencing Ireland extends its congratulations to the new Olympic Council of Ireland board, elected at last night’s EGM. We look forward to working with the new team on the road to Tokyo 2020. President: Sarah Keane (Swim Ireland) 1st Vice President: Colm Barrington (ISA (Irish Sailing Association)) 2nd Vice President: Robert Norwood (Snowsports Association of… Read more »
A top-half finish for Brendan Cusack at the World Cup in Bonn. Victories over Teliporandidis GRE, Dahlin DEN, Wikstrom SWE and Fujino JAP earned a bye directly into the preliminary 128, where he was knocked out 15-7 by world #32 Takahiro Shikine of Japan. Fencing at his first senior World Cup, Stephen Brown (QUB) defeated Fernandez… Read more »
Competing in a huge field of 234, our junior épéeists fenced their first JWC of 2017 outside Helsinki on Saturday. Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) defeated Pozzi SUI, Vasaraudzis LAT, Jutila FIN, and Stormark NOR, earning a bye through the first round of DEs. He was overturned by a determined Sertay KAZ in the L128, finishing… Read more »
Catalonia played host to an EFC under-23 foil event following its FIE Satellite World Cup. Stephen Brown and Phillip Cripwell were among the 71 competitors. Both fencers scored twin victories in the first round, with Cripwell beating pool opponents Lopez Gomez and Alonso while Brown defeated Ou and Ferreres, earning places in the DE tableau…. Read more »