Huge turnout for West of Ireland Open

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The West of Ireland Open took place at NUI Galway this weekend, with another strong showing from DCU swelling numbers in Men’s Épée to over 60. Congratulations to this year’s winners, who earn double points at this National Circuit event. Men’s Épée: David Losonczi (Brian Boru FC / EnGarde FC) Women’s Épée: Anna-Lise Mion (Brian… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Sabre) – London: Kirimlidis and Jacob fence off for L32

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oth Irish sabreurs at the Camden International concluded their pools with three victories, as Michael Jacob defeated Parr GBR, Leponis GBR and Levy-Bencheton FRA while Michalis Kirimlidis earned victories over GBR fencers Janssen, Potter, and Redshaw. Unfortunately the two were drawn against each other in the L64. Kirimlidis maintained his seeding to progress 15-13, then… Read more »

JWC Bochum (Foil): Anna Lee reaches the L64

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Anna Lee (Pembroke FC) came through her pool with a single defeat (5-4 to world no. 2 Ebert GER). Victories over Gill GBR, Bartalova SVK, Pacelli ITA, Pijaczynska POL and Kano JPN saw Anna into the tableau. A first round tie against Takada JPN finished 15-12 in Anna’s favour, but in the L64 she was… Read more »

Treble gold for Foyle at North West Open

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 North West Open, which took place this weekend at Ulster University in Coleraine. Men’s Epee: Jonathan Burnside (Foyle Fencing) Women’s Epee: Marie McGinnity (Grosvenor FC) Men’s Foil: Alastair Houldsworth (Belfast FC) Women’s Foil: Sarah Shaw (Hunterhouse FC) Men’s Sabre: David Downey (Foyle Fencing) Women’s Sabre: Kathryn Marshall (Foyle… Read more »

Irish Open entries – Men’s Épée FIE Satellite

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For an 11th year, Fencing Ireland will play host to an FIE satellite in Men’s Épée. The 2017 edition takes place on Saturday 11 November during the Irish Open. As an FIE Satellite, this event attracts World Cup points counting towards the FIE world rankings. Fencers who take part are representing their country of nationality… Read more »

FIE Satellite: Ghent (Sabre) – L32 for Kirimlidis

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Belgian Fencing held the Flemish Open sabre satellite on Sunday. Michalis Kirimlidis (Salle Dublin) recorded pool victories over Rapp GER, Redshaw GBR, Hoschna CZE and Bottecchia BEL. Kirimlidis earned a bye into L32, where he faced Rapp GER for a second time and was knocked out 15-10. He placed 22nd of 53. Michael Jacob had just… Read more »

JWC Riga (Épée) – Verdon out in first round

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Paul Verdon (Stirling University) fenced at the Riga Junior World Cup on Saturday, placing 239th overall.  Tibor Andrasfi HUN reached the second JWC final of his career, taking gold for the first time ahead of reigning cadet world champion Davide de Veroli ITA. Image credit: Ivan Zanotti via Flickr, used under CC 2.0

Intermediates 2017 held at UCD

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Intermediate Championships: Men’s Epee: Dawid Kulka (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Epee: Virginie Gautier Men’s Foil: Elliot Scheier (DUFC) Women’s Foil: Katja Rybakova (Pembroke FC) Men’s Sabre: Federico Albertini (Salle Dublin) Women’s Sabre: Gerda Ziemele (UCD)

The Irish Open needs you!

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Fencing Ireland is hosting the Irish Open FIE Satellite on 11 November and we need twelve volunteers to help us prepare for the competition. The hall at the National Indoor Arena will be available to us from 18:30 until 22:00. Every little does help – even if you can only contribute 15 minutes while a… Read more »