Online entry open for Winter Blade 2016

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Fencing Ireland is hosting online entry for the DCU’s 2016 Winter Blade. See the event page for full details including current entries, or go directly to the entry form to register at the exclusive online rate of €15.

IFF AGM 2015 – Committee Elections

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The IFF held its AGM on July 11th 2015. Below are the results of this year’s election to the Executive Committee. Chair: Philip Lee Hon. Secretary: Nuala McGarrity Hon. Treasurer: Julian Smith Committee Members: – Laura Donaghy – Colm Flynn – Des Gilhooly – Scott O’Malley – Michael Ryan – Duncan Salter – John Wyatt… Read more »

Refereeing Seminar & Exam

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A Level 1 refereeing course will be held in Dublin on 12-13 September 2015, led by Peter Huggins of British Fencing. In January 2013 the IFF held its first Refereeing Seminar conducted by Huw Barton. It had been intended to follow this up with subsequent sessions but due to the departure of Huw Barton to Australia,… Read more »

Equipment Information Letter

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On July 3rd, the FIE released the following statement regarding Leon Paul SR-71 and Leon Paul V-Blades Dear President, Equipment, Information letter 7-15 continued Having completed the analysis of Leon Paul SR-71 Epee blades, those with dates marked 08.2012 to 06.2015 will no longer be accepted at FIE events. Having completed the analysis of Leon… Read more »

IFF AGM Set for July 11th

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The IFF AGM is to be held on 11 July 2015  at  7/8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 In order to comply with our current Memorandum & Articles of Association, we invite nominations for the positions of Chairman Hon. Secretary Hon Treasurer Executive Committee (7 members) Each nominee should be nominated and seconded by a voting… Read more »

IFF Strategy Meeting set for April 26th

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The IFF would like to invite members to contribute to its Strategy 2015-17 on Sunday 26 April. Full event details can be found at https://irishfencing.net/calendar/iff-strategy-meeting-2015/

Competition preview: Sabre World Cup in Warsaw and Merseyside Open

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Good luck to Stephen Concannon and Aidan Clarke at the Sabre de Wolodyjowski senior World Cup event in Warsaw this weekend. Pools begin tomorrow morning at 8.00 Irish time, and live results will be streamed via Fencing Vision. Best of luck also to those travelling to Liverpool for the Merseyside Open this weekend!

3-Weapon International Training Camp

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The Irish Fencing Federation is delighted to announce that we will be holding a training weekend on 7/8 March, 2015 at Loreto Abbey School, Dalkey, with some international coaches and fencers. This weekend is targeted at experienced fencers (at least 2-3 years’ experience). Places are limited so apply early! If over-subscribed, preference will be given… Read more »

Sports Psychology Workshop

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Fencers, coaches and parents of fencers are cordially invited to attend our first Sports Psychology Workshop to be held at the offices of Philip Lee, Solicitors, 7/8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 on Monday, 15 December, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m.   More information can be found here

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2014 Irish Open

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  Mens Epee FIE Satellite Placing Fencer Country 1 John Wright CAN 2 Andrea Bombrini ITA 3 Matthew Baker AUS 3 Edoardo d’Andrassi ITA Top Junior Lukas Steis SVK Top Veteran Yves Carnec FRA Womens Epee Placing Fencer Club 1 Yane Marques BRA 2 Jenny McGeever MPAI 3 Rachel Connor Laszlos 3 Natalya Coyle MPAI… Read more »

Junior European Championships, Jerusalem

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Today in Mens Epee, Geoffrey Corcoran from Enniskerry fought a valiant fight in a tough pool to get 1 victory against the World No. 43 seed Omer Oztunc from Turkey. The other fencers in his pool were Berta HUN, Melocchi ITA, Vaulin UKR, Stymne SWE and Minkevicius LTU. Geoffrey’s final result was 80th out of… Read more »