This year saw a record turnout for the Viking Cup as 43 sabreurs travelled to Reykjavik. With three victories apiece in the pools, both Irish fencers met one of the eventual medallists and went out in the L32. Michael Jacob faced down Kennedy CAN, Gustavsson SWE and Pitura CAN, losing his L32 against Gelinas CAN… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: April 2018
Our épéeists made a L32 and a L64 at the last springtime satellite in Split (which moves to the autumn for 2018/19.) Jamie Simpson defeated Avaert BEL and Bay Colombano ARG. After overturning Chanut FRA 15-14, Simpson was knocked out by out to Federico Marengo ITA. Former Irish Open champion Federico Bollati took the title…. Read more »
Our 2018 AGM will take place on Sunday 10th June at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2, from 14:30. The official notice of AGM, including 2017 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 18 May, 2018. To enable us… Read more »
With the conclusion of the National Circuit this weekend, the Club Medal Table has also been updated. Congratulations to Brian Boru FC on narrowly eclipsing last year’s winner Pembroke FC at the top of the table.
Over 130 athletes came to Loreto Abbey Dalkey this weekend for the Fencing Ireland National Championships. Congratulations to our 2018 winners! Men’s Épée: Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe (Brian Boru FC) Women’s Épée: Natalya Coyle (Brian Boru FC / Pentathlon Ireland) Men’s Foil: Stephen Brown (Queen’s University Belfast) Women’s Foil: Keziah Beattie (Grosvenor FC) Men’s Sabre: Stephen Concannon… Read more »
The Nationals are now underway at Loreto Abbey Dalkey! You can follow live results here: http://www.ncif.net/nat18
Following FI’s well-attended Pre-Nationals training weekend, lead foil coach Filippo Triccoli (CS Jesi) has forwarded his report: I was a guest of the Irish Fencing Federation from 13/04 to 16/04. The actual days of work were Saturday 14 and Sunday 15. The working time (9.30 a.m.-4.30 p.m.) was generally respected by the athletes. The working… Read more »
With the 2018 National Championships taking place this weekend, the national rankings have been updated to reflect competition results since the East of Ireland Open. Cadet Rankings Junior Rankings Senior Rankings:Men’s Épée and Women’s ÉpéeMen’s Foil and Women’s FoilMen’s Sabre and Women’s Sabre Late entry to the National Championships is still possible via the event… Read more »
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Seán Ryan (UCD / Pentathlon Ireland) placed 54th at the U23 European Championships in Yerevan, Armenia. His sole pool victory was over junior #30 Kolanczyk POL.
Registration form this year’s pre-Nationals training weekend closes at midnight tonight (Wednesday 11 April). Please see the event page for further details including a list of current sign-ups, or download the event flyer! Places are strictly limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will not be confirmed until completion of registration fee.
Despite fielding teams in senior foil and épée, Verona was the first outing for any Ireland U20 team. As such, our foilists entered the competition unseeded and faced tough draws. The Women's Foil team was up first, facing a formidable Italian squad all individually ranked inside the world top 10. The underdog Ireland team came… Read more »
Genevieve Clarke (California Fencing Academy) put on an even stronger performance in today’s competition at the Cadet World Championships, having edged into the L64 in yesterday’s U20s. Clarke finished the pool with victories against Carmona MEX, Malickova CZE, Pediaditaki GRE and Meulenaar NED. After defeating Carvalho POR 15-9 in the first round, she was knocked… Read more »
All six Team Ireland’s foilists made it to the DEs in this year’s Junior World Championships in a bumper day that yielded two L32s and two L64s. Junior Men’s Foil A newcomer to the Irish squad, Eoin Gronningsater (Duke University) came out fighting in Pool 1. Victories over Zoons NED, Slavchev BUL, Bird GBR and… Read more »
A supremely unlucky Beth Taylor (Queen’s University Belfast) was the first fencer ruled out of the tableau in Junior Women’s Sabre, despite a promising start to the day with pool victories over Erbil TUR and Ben-Azizi TUN. Beth Taylor – 97th of 128