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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 »
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 »
Fencers on the 2018/19 international panels are reminded that the deadline for submission of pre-season competition plans is midnight tonight (Saturday 30 June). Fencers may check their qualification status by viewing the Panel 2018/19 page. Entry to Senior Events Panel fencers may use the following forms to enter Satellites, World Cups and Grand Prix. Check… Read more »
Two Tipperary schools have become the latest participants of the Interschool Fencing Programme. From the 2018/19 school year, St Mary’s Secondary School in Nenagh and Cistercian College in Roscrea will add fencing to their Transition Year timetables, bringing the roster of IFP schools to eight. Mixed schools: Dunamase College (Portlaoise) Girls schools: St Mary’s (Nenagh),… Read more »
Ireland had six fencers in Novi Sad this week for the European Fencing Championships. Team Ireland participated in four of the individual events and in the Men’s Team Foil. Men's Épée (104) Yannick Borel FRA claimed his third back-to-back European title in a 15-14 thriller against Nikolai Novosjolov EST. View full ME results >> Men's Épée… Read more »
The FIE has released its updated list of approved masks (with regulation fastening systems) for use in the 2018/19 season. View the list of approved manufacturers here. In April, FIE-SEMI issued the following statement: In regards to the decision of FIE congress held in Dubai 2017 which approved the new fastening system we would remind… Read more »
As schools and colleges wind down for the summer, many clubs are operating reduced hours. See below to find out where you can keep training in the run-up to the South of Ireland Open in September! List your club’s details for June, July and August by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Co. Cork Club Location Days/Times Drop-ins welcome?… Read more »
The 2018 AGM took place in Dublin on Sunday 10 June. Many thanks to the members who turned out to make 2018 the largest AGM in recent years. Fencing Ireland is welcoming an entirely new executive team and three new faces as part of the ordinary committee. Chairperson: Laura Donaghy Secretary: Desmond Gilhooly Treasurer: Kevin… Read more »
The last satellite of the season – Copenhagen’s Trekanten International – took place over the weekend, contested by three Irish foilists. Men’s Foil Alastair Johnston (Salle Holyrood) earned victories over Ferraro USA and Briceno VEN to make it out of the pools. He drew Kralik SVK in the first round and was knocked out 15-7…. Read more »