IFF Mask Safety Rules

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Following a recent FIE decision regarding mask safety, from 29 November, 2014 (the weekend of the Irish Open) masks at all Irish fencing events will require two independent security devices. For more details see: http://www.fie.ch/download/letters/2014/urgent/14/fr/lettre%20urgente%2014-14%203l.pdf Note: FIE competitions will have this requirement from September 1 onwards.

IFF Board 2014/15

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The Irish Fencing Federation Board as elected at our AGM on 12 July in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin.   Chairman – Tom Rafter Honorary Secretary – Nuala McGarrity Honorary Treasurer – Julian Smith   Ordinary Board Members: Colm Flynn Lawrence Gough Philip Lee Lorraine McGill Scott O’Malley Michael Ryan John Wyatt

IFF Awards Winners

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Congratulations to all those who won at the inaugural IFF Awards Night yesterday. The winners were: Top of the Rankings Winners: Mens Foil – David Alexander Mens Epee – Philip Slater Mens Sabre – Stephen Concannon Womens Foil – Victoria Duxbury Womens Epee – AnnaLise Mion Womens Sabre – Maddie Siegmund   Top Juniors in… Read more »

Event of the Year 2013/14 Award Voting

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Voting is now closed – the winners from our 2014 Awards Night can be found here.   As part of our inaugural Awards Night, taking place after our AGM, 5pm 12 July 2014 in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin, we will be having a popular vote for the ‘Event of the Year’ award. You can cast… Read more »

IFF Awards Night, 12 July, 2014

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The IFF will be holding an inaugural Awards Night following our AGM on Saturday, 12 July. We are pleased to announce the categories in which we will be recognising the achievements of those involved in Irish Fencing over the last season. The categories, listed below, include a popular vote which will decide which 2013/14 fencing… Read more »

IFF AGM, Saturday 12 July 2014, 5 p.m.

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Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 Followed by Awards Ceremony Please note that formal notice of AGM has been emailed to members entitled to vote at forthcoming AGM (Life members, Adult members and Student members). If you have not received an email, this may be because you have changed your email address and not notified… Read more »


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On Tuesday, Stephen Concannon competed in the Mens Sabre event. He had 1 victory in his pool against the lower seeded Zaporojcenco MDA whom he defeated 5/1. He was defeated by the others in the pool (one a very close 4/5) Berre ITA, Wagner GER, Galatanu ROU, Pundyk UKR and Aijenuro GBR. Unfortunately this result… Read more »

OCI Funding

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The Irish Fencing Federation is delighted to announce that following an appeal by our Chairman to the OCI, the Olympic Council of Ireland has agreed to provide high performance funding for Irish sabreur, Stephen Concannon. We hope that this will help Stephen to lift his performances to the next level.

IFF Facebook Competition

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The IFF is running a Facebook competition in which two fencers will win free entry to the 2013 Irish Open. All you have to do is like our Facebook page and share a picture on your timeline. Simple. See www.facebook.com/IrishFencingFederation for more. The Irish Open will be held in UCD on the 7/8 December. For… Read more »