Irish Open 2017 survey – results

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Thank you to all of our members who contributed to the Irish Open survey. The survey closed at midnight last night. Results and key findings are shown in our infographic below. A number of the issues encountered at the National Indoor Arena are already being addressed, with a provider contracted for a full café service… Read more »

Seven victories for Ireland at Five Nations 2017

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Welsh Fencing hosted the 2017 Five Nations in Cardiff over the weekend. Ireland won seven of its team matches, defeating Wales in Men's Épée, Men's Foil and Women's Foil, Northern Ireland in Men's Foil, Women's Foil, and Men's Sabre, and Scotland in Men's Sabre.   Final standings  1st  England  2nd  Scotland  3rd  Wales 4th Ireland 5th Northern Ireland… Read more »

EFC U23s (Foil): L32s for Taylor and Brown in Gdansk

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We had three Irish fencers at the Gdansk U23 this Saturday.  Stephen Brown earned a place in the tableau V4D2 (Koslicki POL, Szewczyk, Izycki POL, Chtioui POL), then edged past Nowosielski POL 15-14, then was knocked out by Kuceba LAT. Lucy Taylor was V3D3 after the pools, defeating Wierzchowska POL, Avelleira VEN, and Jablonowska POL. In the… Read more »

Good luck to Team Ireland at the Five Nations 2017!

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Ireland is fielding a full squad at the Five Nations in Cardiff this weekend. Best of luck to each of our weapon teams! Men’s Epee Paddy Brennan, Tom O’Brien, Antoine O’Kelly, Dawid Kulka (Reserve: Geoffrey Corcoran) Women’s Epee Lucy Johnson, Anna-Lise Mion, Kate Coleman, Sorcha Mellon-Whelan (Reserve: Isabelle Clarke) Men’s Foil Conor Nagle, Philip Lee,… Read more »

Level 1 Coaching Course: Winter 2017-18

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If you are interested in coaching fencing, you are cordially invited to take part in the fourth Level 1 Fencing Coach (all weapons) course developed by Fencing Ireland, together with Coaching Ireland, which will run over three weekends this winter: 16/17 December 13/14 January 17/18 February This course is intended for anyone who is already… Read more »

NI Internationals dominate at Derry Open

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Foyle College hosted the Derry Open over the weekend, attracting a typically strong entry in sabre as student fencers from DKIT and IT Carlow made the journey. Well done to this year’s winners: Men’s Épée: Riki Laurentiu (University College Cork) Women’s Épée: Charlotte Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) Men’s Foil: Daniel Sigurdsson (Grosvenor FC) Women’s Foil: Lara… Read more »

EFC Cadet Circuit (Épée): Espoo – Kalimgtis progresses in European debut

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Ireland was ably represented at the Cadet Circuit event near Helsinki with Sarah Steacy on refereeing duty and two young épéeists flying the flag. Making her international debut, Sophia Kalimtgis defeated Palumbo ITA, Wetzker HUN, Sadler GBR and Leisti FIN to reach the tableau, only to be overturned 6-5 by Ritakallio FIN. Close matches against Sivakumar SIN… Read more »

Post-event survey for the Irish Open goes live

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Fencing Ireland wants to make every Irish Open better than the last, and while we’ve identified our own areas for improvement over the weekend, we are eager to get your feedback. Whether you fenced at the Satellite, the Irish Open, or the team competition, we are keen to find out how the weekend went for… Read more »

Irish Open winners 2017

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Well done to the winners of this year’s Irish Open Fencing Championships! Men’s Épée Satellite: Andrea Vallosio (Italy) Men’s Team Épée: Denmark – Knudsen, Linnemann, Madsen, Olsen Women’s Épée: Natalya Coyle (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Team Épée: Brian Boru FC – Coleman, Gorceva, Mion Men’s Foil: James Brosnan (University of Warwick) Men’s Team Foil: Pembroke… Read more »

FIE Satellite (Épée): Dublin – Lanigan-O’Keeffe places in L16

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Well done to all of the Irish fencers who competed in the Dublin Satellite this weekend! Below are results for the Irish and Irish-based fencers: 14 Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe (Brian Boru FC) 24 David Losonczi (Pembroke FC / EnGarde) HUN 25 Philip Slater (Lisburn Gladiators) 27 Benedict Chambers (FFF Stockholm) 40 Paddy Brennan (Pembroke FC) 41… Read more »

Irish Open 2017 gets underway at National Indoor Arena

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The Irish Open Fencing Championships and FIE Satellite in Men’s Épée are now in progress at Dublin’s National Indoor Arena. 72 épéeists representing 21 countries will fence off for World Cup points in today’s satellite, while the Irish Open events in Women’s Épée, Men’s Foil, and Women’s Foil are also taking place in the same… Read more »