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Fencing Ireland hosted the 2019 Five Nations at DCU on Saturday 23rd November.  The best result of the weekend came from our Women’s Foil team, who 3 of their 4 matches.

Overall champions England turned in a dominating performance, winning 5 of the 6 weapons on the day.

Final standings

1st – England (5 Golds, 1 Silver)
2nd – Scotland  (1 Gold, 4 Silver)
3rd – Ireland (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)
4th – Northern Ireland  (3 Bronze)
5th – Wales (1 Bronze)


Team Ireland: Match results

  ENG  SCO  WAL  NIR 
ME (4th)D21-45 D38-45V45-40D37-40
WE (4th)D41-45D35-45 D39-40 V45-26
MF (4th)D45-40D15-45V45-39D45-31
WF (2nd)D45-29V45-31V45-34 V45-19 
MS (3rd)D34-45D20-45V45-41V45-29
WS (5th)D14-45D12-45D22-45D29-45

Individual Weapon Standings

Men’s Epee – Rory High, Tom O’Brien, Paddy Brennan, Sean Ryan

Men’s Épée
1st – Scotland
2nd – England
3rd – Northern Ireland 
4th – Ireland
5th – Wales


Women’s Epee – Natalya Coyle, Alisha Mullen, Isabelle Clarke, Camille Hindsgaul

Women’s Épée
1st – England
2nd – Scotland
3rd – Wales
4th – Ireland
5th – Northern Ireland


Men’s Foil – Claudio Sosa Smatrala, Conor Nagle, Christopher Lennon, Michael Thompson

Men’s Foil
1st – England
2nd – Scotland
3rd – Northern Ireland
4th – Ireland
5th – Wales


Women’s Foil – Emilia Velma, Annemarie Sullivan, Anna Lee, Fiadhnait McDonough

Women’s Foil
1st – England
2nd – Ireland
3rd – Northern Ireland
4th – Wales
5th – Scotland


Men’s Sabre – Michalis Kirimlidis, Stephen Concannon, Aidan Clarke, Colm Kelleher

Men’s Sabre
1st – England
2nd – Scotland
3rd – Ireland
4th – Northern Ireland
5th – Wales


Women’s Sabre – Sadhbh Skehan, Imogen McGuckin, Lillias Healy, Bethany Rush

Women’s Sabre
1st – England
2nd – Scotland
3rd – Wales
4th – Northern Ireland
5th – Ireland

photo credits – Duncan Salter

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