James Brosnan made it to the preliminary 256, winning pool bouts against Rosatelli ITA and Jessop AUS. Drawing Braun GER, Brosnan kept the match level up to 7-7, but the German was able to find another gear in the second half of the match, claiming the L128 spot with eight unanswered touches. Stephen Brown missed… Read more »
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Congratulations to the young fencers who have been offered a place on the Ireland team for the 2018 European Championships. This year’s European Championships will take place from 1-11 March in Sochi, Russia. Fencers who achieve a qualifying result between January 14th and the Championships will also be offered a place, subject to availability in… Read more »
Pool wins over Vuorinen FIN, Descamps BEL, Hansson SWE, Hull GBR and Steenland NOR saw Rachel Conner through to the tableau. A L64 victory against Alkloub JOR set up a draw against Hannah Nesbitt GBR. Conner went out 15-10, with Nesbitt going on to take silver. Lucy Johnson defeated Hansson SWE, Terho FIN and Sjurseth SWE across… Read more »
A difficult round for Ireland's sabreurs saw all three cut after the pools. Colm Kelleher's victory over Genov BUL was the only win for the Irish team in the individual event. Colm Kelleher (DUFC): 81st of 95 Tadhg Garton (DUFC): 88th of 95 Brian Crowley (UCD / Salle Dublin): 92nd of 95 Team Ireland: 14th of 14… Read more »
Victoria Duxbury secured victories over Vallero-Collantes SWE and Hajas HUN in the pool, but a place in the tableau eluded her by a single touch as Duxbury proved the second fencer to miss the cut. Victoria Duxbury (Edinburgh FC) – 147th of 183 There were medals for Russia, USA, Italy and Germany as half of… Read more »
A record-breaking 800 cadets fenced at the Circuit event in Bratislava over the weekend, including two cadet épéeists. Sophia Kalimtgis' lone victory over Su CAN only did not see her through to the DEs, with both Sophia and Isabelle Clarke eliminated after the pools. Sophia Kalimtgis (Knightsbridge FC) – 207th of 241 Isabelle Clarke (Munster Blades… Read more »
Junior foilist Anna Lee placed in her third L64 of the season on Saturday at the Alpe Adria JWC in Italy. Beating Martinez Lopez ESP, Salmas AUS, Semenova RUS, and Conti ITA in the pool, Lee earned a bye into the L64. She was knocked out by Kondricz HUN 15-8. In Sunday’s Mens Foil event, Michael Thompson… Read more »
Frantz Aime defeated Rasulov USB and Tkachev RUS in the pool at the Coupe Heracles JWC in Budapest, but was unfortunately the fifth fencer to miss the cut. Frantz Aime (CHC Chatelaine): 133rd of 175 Matteo Neri ITA held on to the title for a second year, and earned his second JWC gold of season against world #8… Read more »
Close to 50 épéeists braved the cold on Sunday morning for the fourth annual Winter Blade at Dublin City University, run for the first time as a Tier B competition. Yves Carnec (Pembroke FC) and Inga Gorceva (Brian Boru FC) were this year’s winners. Full results: www.ncif.net/win17/index.htm
Congratulations to Stephen Concannon (Salle Dublin) and Manon Nouvian (DUFC) who have become the first winners of the Belfield Sabre. The event was created and hosted by UCD with DT by John Jones, and is one of just two sabre-only competitions currently on the calendar (the other being the Vinnie Duffy Sabre at DKIT.) 38… Read more »
Ireland’s representation didn’t finish with the Turin Grand Prix in this busy weekend for our international foilists. European U23 Series Junior fencer Anna Lee (Paris TA) fenced at the U23 event in Moedling, Austria. Defeating Marechal FRA and Tulen NED in the pool, she edged past the first-round cut to face Kraenkl AUT on home… Read more »
Victoria Duxbury competed at the first of this season’s foil Grand Prix, defeating Ueltgesforth GER and Jubenot FRA in the pool. She narrowly missed the cut for tableau, placing 146th of 176.
Thank you to all of our members who contributed to the Irish Open survey. The survey closed at midnight last night. Results and key findings are shown in our infographic below. A number of the issues encountered at the National Indoor Arena are already being addressed, with a provider contracted for a full café service… Read more »
Welsh Fencing hosted the 2017 Five Nations in Cardiff over the weekend. Ireland won seven of its team matches, defeating Wales in Men's Épée, Men's Foil and Women's Foil, Northern Ireland in Men's Foil, Women's Foil, and Men's Sabre, and Scotland in Men's Sabre. Final standings 1st England 2nd Scotland 3rd Wales 4th Ireland 5th Northern Ireland… Read more »