The official notice of AGM, including 2016 Accounts, Chairman’s Report and Agenda was sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life, Student, or Supporter membership) on Friday 26th May. Members unable to attend the AGM in person will have the opportunity to vote by proxy. Purchase 2016-17 membership here >> Nominees for… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: May 2017
This afternoon Michalis Kirimlidis became the third Irish fencer to earn a World Cup point at the Icelandic sabre satellite, placing 6th of 36 at the Viking Cup. Kirimlidis earned a bye through the L32 with victories over Sumalidason ISL, Jimenez CHI, Agustsson ISL and Winiger SUI in the pool, edging a 15-14 victory over… Read more »
Fencing Ireland sent five foilists to the FIE satellite in Copenhagen over the weekend. The pools brought wins for David Alexander over Poppel SWE, Head GBR, Berggren SWE and Huovilainen FIN. He eliminated Billing GBR 15-8 before losing to Files CRO in the L32. He placed 25th of 87. James Brosnan defeated Bruun DEN, Charra FRA, Persson… Read more »
The European Championships for fencers over the age of 40 took place in the Italian town of Chiavari this week. Events were organised in the brackets of 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-74 and 75+. Four Irish fencers made the trip, competing in foil and épée. In Men's Foil Evgeniy Kazantsev (Pembroke FC) defeated Barone ITA, Lavrynenko… Read more »
The provisional panel for 5 Nations 2017 was named over the weekend. The final squad will be posted on our Selection Decisions page once confirmed. Reserves will also be notified at this time. Men's Épée Paddy Brennan Tom O'Brien Geoffrey Corcoran Antoine O'Kelly Reserve list: Dawid Kulka, Jamie Simpson, Sean Ryan, Ido Ajzenstadt Women's Épée… Read more »
Jamie Simpson defeated Boyce USA, Avavert BEL, and Boykov UKR in the pools at the St Dujé Cup in Split, Croatia. Seeding 25th of 46, he was knocked out by Ramirez FRA to attain a final placing of 30th.
Both of our sabreurs went out after the pools at the Villa de Madrid World Cup. Michalis Kirimlidis (V1D5) placed 160th of 174 while Aidan Clarke (V0D6) placed 170th.
Our 2017 AGM will take place on Sunday, 18th June at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 from 14.30. The official notice of AGM, including 2016 Accounts, Chairman’s Report and Agenda will be sent to voting members (that is, those holding an Adult, Life, Student, or Supporter membership) on Friday 26th May. To enable us to… Read more »
Students from twelve different colleges have made it onto the panel for this year’s Student 5 Nations, taking place in Cardiff: Men’s Épée Dawid Kulka (IT Tallaght) Jamie Simpson (Imperial College London) Albert Sanfeliu (Trinity College Dublin) Giovanni Buzzi (Trinity College Dublin) Women’s Épée Lucy Johnson (Trinity College Dublin) Sorcha Mellon-Whelan (University College Dublin) Sive… Read more »
Fencing Ireland played host to the Veteran Four Nations this weekend. Our over-40s team took to the piste in Dalkey on Saturday. 1st England 2nd Scotland 3rd Ireland 4th Wales England defended their overall championship, but were denied a grand slam by a strong Scottish Women’s Foil team. Sadly, 2017 brought no weapon titles for the home… Read more »
Fencers who wish to be considered for Team Ireland must contact the selectors via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15th to register their interest. As 5 Nations selections are made on the basis of the Irish national rankings at the end of the season (i.e. post-Nationals), the Selectors will soon be naming the panel. This year's event will be hosted… Read more »
Some of our young internationals based across GB and Northern Ireland took part in the British Youth Championships this bank holiday weekend, representing their respective regions. U18 Men's Épée (41) 15th Michael Thompson (N. Ireland) — 27th William Girvin (N. Ireland) Cadet #1 Charlotte Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) earned her third BYC gold – this time… Read more »