There were eleven Irish fencers in action on day 2 of the Celtic Challenge. The day yielded a second medal for Duncan Salter, who conceded his 2016 épée title to Keith Barnett of Cornwall in an 8-5 final. Anna-Lise Mion also added to the Irish medal tally with bronze in Women’s Épée. Men’s Épée (36… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: July 2017
Our foilists and sabreurs have got the Celtic Challenge off to a great start in Wales today, with Pembroke FC’s Philip Lee and Duncan Salter earning silver and bronze for Ireland in Men’s Foil. Men’s Foil (25 entrants) 2nd Philip Lee 3rd Duncan Salter 6th Gerry Brosnan Women’s Foil (21 entrants) 7th Kate Harris 10th… Read more »
Fencing Ireland has published its Selection Policy for the 2017-18 season. Fencers intending to compete in FIE and EFC events are advised to contact the selectors (via email@example.com) to outline their international competitions for the season. Training plans and non-FIE/EFC competitions are not required. View selection criteria >> Download selection application >> The deadline for these… Read more »
Three Irish foilists took part in the World Championships in Leipzig today. Despite entering his pool as bottom seed, Conor Nagle (Munster Blades) took victories over Rizell SWE, Menkuer TUR and McGregor RSA. He went through to the tableau V3D3, losing 15-9 to Mayakan THA. Brendan Cusack finished the pool V2D3 and also made the… Read more »
Aidan Clarke (Salle Dublin) and Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) fenced at this year’s Worlds after two stellar performances at the Viking Cup in Reykjavik. However, there were no DEs for Ireland’s sabreurs this year: Kirimlidis registered a 5-2 victory over Fernando SRI in the pool, placing 113th overall, while Clarke finished in 126th place.
Pembroke FC’s Ido Ajzenstadt became the first fencer in 24 years to represent Ireland at the Maccabiah Games, and took a superb bronze in Men’s Épée. Staging comebacks in both the L16 and the L8, he was finally knocked out 15-9 by eventual winner (and world #78) Beskin ISR. Congratulations also on placing 15th in… Read more »
Best of luck to Ido Ajzenstadt (Pembroke FC) who will be Ireland’s first fencer at the Maccabiah Games in recent years. The 2017 Games – the 20th edition of this quadrennial event – is currently underway in Haifa, Israel. Men’s Épée will take place on 10 July.