The 2018 World Championships conclude in Wuxi tonight, bringing the 2017/18 season to a close. Well done to all of our senior internationals on an excellent season. Men’s Foil 201 Stephen Brown 347 James Brosnan 416 Lachlan Sykes 453 Alastair Johnston 647 Brendan Cusack 795 Michael Thompson Women’s Foil 242 Finnula Mageras 267 Anna Lee… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: July 2018
Check out the Student & U23 Calendar for a full listing of 2018/19 events on the European U23 circuit. Entry portals will open at the beginning of August. Please note, you must have an EFC licence to enter.
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Tokyo 2020 – will open in exactly two years this week, yet qualification gets underway much sooner. According to the FIE qualification process published in October 2017, national teams and individuals will be able to qualify between 3 April 2019 and 4 April 2020 – meaning events taking… Read more »
Three fencers made the trip to the city of Wuxi (near Shanghai) for the 2018 World Championships. All three qualified by making it to the DEs at a World Cup during this season, and both of our foilists repeated the feat in China. Stephen Brown (Queen’s University Belfast / Grosvenor FC) earned the best result… Read more »
An all-island team took part in the Student 4 Nations on July 14. Hosted by England Fencing this year, the 2018 event took place in Leeds and featured an individual event for the first time. Well done to the Irish Women's Foil squad and Men's Épée squad, who both took team silver. Sam Mitchell (DUFC) defeated… Read more »
Coláiste Mhuire TY students in Askeaton embrace the cut and thrust of a new sport! From September the transition year students in Coláiste Mhuire will be learning fencing for the first time. A 10 week course has been agreed with Deputy Head John Burke to be provided by Munster Blades Coach Patrick Dight. The lesson… Read more »
Fencing Ireland was well represented and came away with a couple of medals this year at the 2018 US Nationals & July Challenge in St. Louis, Missouri. Genevieve Clarke, Jake McGillion-Moore and Katie McGillion-Moore competed for Foil in a range of age categories, while Michael Geraghty and Sophia McGee flew the flag in Epee. Men's Foil Division… Read more »