CEP Marathon (U13): Results

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Five young fencers took part in the CEP Marathon in Paris this weekend, all hailing from Pembroke FC. U13 With two pool victories, Dasha Lee finished in 26th place among 37 girls. 68 competed in the event for boys, with James Moriarty-Smyth placing 55th. U11 Jessica Magee defeated Marchaudon FRA, Rafin FRA and placed 23rd… Read more »

Ireland earns silver at Student Four Nations

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On June 24th our student fencers took to the piste for the student edition of the Four Nations. With no NI team fielded, this year’s Ireland squad was an all-island effort. Despite the last-minute withdrawal of our Women’s Épée squad, which left Ireland the only nation in the tournament not contesting all six events, Team… Read more »

AGM Report 2017

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The 2017 AGM took place in Dublin 2 yesterday (Sunday 18 June.) Committee The following individuals were elected to the committee for 2017-18. Hon. Chair: Philip Lee Hon. Treasurer: Julian Smith Hon. Secretary: Nuala McGarrity Committee Members: Laura Donaghy, Des Gilhooly, Scott O’Malley, Michael Ryan, Duncan Salter, Jamie Simpson Resolutions All reports were adopted by… Read more »

European Championships 2017 – Results

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Two of our fencers were in Tbilisi, Georgia this week to fence at the European Championships. Men's Foil After a pool victory over Revah ISR and a bel-touch loss to Galuashvili GEO, Brendan Cusack placed 61st of 77 at the European Championships in Tbilisi. Men's Épée Fencing in his debut international season and presently ranked 360th,… Read more »

EFC Congress: Nuala McGarrity re-elected to Executive Committee

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Huge congratulations to Fencing Ireland’s Nuala McGarrity, who has been re-elected to the executive committee of the European Fencing Confederation. EFC Committee 2017-18 Secretary-General – Jacek Slupski POL Vice President – David Sakhvadze GEO Treasurer – Nuala McGarrity IRL OCMs: Gabor Boczko HUN Anna Ferraro ITA Nikolay Mateev ISL Metaxia Smaili GRE Ana Valero-Collantes SWE… Read more »

European Championships 2017: Good luck!

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Best of luck to our athletes taking part in the European Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia. Live results will be available on the event website. Monday 12 June: Men’s Foil (Brendan Cusack) Tuesday 13 June: Men’s Épée (Michael Geraghty)

Two more medals added for fencing at 2020 Olympics

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The IOC has announced that from Tokyo 2020 onwards, the number of Olympic fencing events will increase from 10 to 12. This means that for the first time, individual and team events can be contested at all six weapons in the same Olympic Games. Full information letter from FIE >> Timeline 1996: Women’s Épée (individual… Read more »

Veterans: Next Celtic Challenge moved to 2017

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Fencers over the age of 40 are invited to take part in the 2017 Celtic Challenge, which will be held in Cardiff on 29-30 July. This event has been moved forward from 2018 to take it out of sync with the European Team Championships and the Veteran Commonwealths. Full details: www.celticchallenge.co.uk

Strong results for Pembroke fencers in Poland

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Emilia Velma and Claudio Sosa competed in U15 and U13 foil respectively at the tenth European Fencing Festival in Poznan, Poland. Well done to both Pembroke fencers on a strong set of results. Claudio fenced V8D2 in the pools, then knocked out Taore FRA 12-8 and Nowak POL 12-3 to reach the L16. He was… Read more »

Malmö International Épée – results

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Ireland was among 18 nations represented this weekend at the Malmö International Épée in southern Sweden. There was success for Pembroke FC as Duncan Salter and Paddy Brennan placed inside the L64 (45th and 62nd respectively.) Also competing in the field of 146 were: Jamie Simpson (Imperial College – 74th) Alastair Houldsworth (Belfast FC –… Read more »